Spring and summer often means itchy dogs, so this recipe for a homemade itch-relieving spray is sure to come in handy!
Does your dog get itchy at different times of the year? Itchy skin is a common problem for dogs, and it's often difficult to solve or prevent. Itchy dogs can become miserable and scratch until their skin is raw, putting it at risk of becoming infected. If your dog is itchy, it's a problem that you shouldn't ignore.
This video features a homemade spray for itchy dogs that is easy to make with ingredients you may already have at home. The spray is designed to soothe your dog's irritated skin, relieving the itch.
Spray the solution onto your dog several times a day to help minimize his itching.
Homemade Itch Spray for Dogs
If your dog gets itchy regularly, there are a few different things that you can do: Look into whether your dog may have allergies, either to an environmental factor or to an ingredient in his food. Some dogs may develop allergies which cause severe itching, and a dietary or environmental change may make all the difference. If your dog has a particularly thick coat, moisture may become trapped against his skin, creating itching and irritation. You may need to make sure that your dog is thoroughly dried after swimming or having a bath.
Treating his skin with the above spray, and giving him or her a bath using a soothing dog shampoo containing oatmeal may help to minimize the itching. Don't forget to also make sure that your dog doesn't have fleas, which can cause intense itching.
In the event that you can't get your dog's itching under control, then it's time for a trip to the vet. Your vet can evaluate your dog's skin to see if he's developing an infection, and may prescribe medication to help get the problem under control.
When it comes to itchy dogs, it's best to stay ahead of the issue and get it under control early on!
This article was originally published May 5, 2016.