social

Remedy for Dog's Itchy Skin

69 Questions

Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

My friend recently got her first dog, Suzy, a rescue dog. Suzy has had to wear a cone most of the time that my friend has had her because she will bite and lick herself raw if she doesn't have the cone on.

Advertisement

She is on two types of flea medication, uses hypo-allergenic shampoo and is on a restricted diet. She has also been taken into the vet, where they gave her a cortisone shot.

Anybody have any ideas of what is causes her to do this? My friend is at her wits end and doesn't know what else to do.

By StellaBell from Manchester, WA

Answers

August 30, 20110 found this helpful
Best Answer

I've had a similar situation with our Rosie and discovered she was actually allergic to the corn and some of the grains in her dogfood.

She's now on Lamb and Rice for $49.99 a bag for 35 pounds compared to feeding her Pedigree $22.00 for 40 pounds. We have 3 dogs and we had to start feeding it to all of them because the other two thought Rosie was getting something so much better.

For our budget that is very expensive but on the other hand we're not taking her to the Vet and her skin is better. I then noticed every time she came back inside from being out in the yard she was still chewing on herself and started to pay close attention to her every move and actually figured it out.

Rosie has a reaction to Pine Needles and only during the warmer months. During the winter when everything is basically dead in the backyard she's fine.

Per our Vet, she gets 2 Benadryl in the morning and 2 at night. Also when she comes back inside I can actually see hugh red blotches and tiny bite marks and sprinkle Gold Bond Extra Strength Medicated Body Powder".

It's Triple Action Relief, * cooling, * absorbing and * itch relieving.
It greatly helps and soothes all the redness,

I spray our yard but even so as long as we have Pine Needles it's a problem we will always deal with. The border of our entire backyard is nothing but Pine Needles. I rake them up twice a year and my two other dogs have no issues with it.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question

December 15, 2017

My dog is forever chewing her butt above her tail. We give her frequent baths. Can I use distilled vinegar as a spray?


Answers

December 16, 20170 found this helpful
Best Answer

Try picking up some omega oil specifically for your dog's skin. I found some at Wal-Mart in the pet section and just pour some on his food. It really does help their skin. Also, rubbing the area with a little vitamin e oil or coconut oil will be soothing initially.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
December 18, 20170 found this helpful
Best Answer

This is typical of a flea allergy or a food allergy. Obviously flea treatment is important. Try switching to a hypoallergenic food. It may take a few tries to get the right food. I ended up cooking for my allergic dog. If your dog has been chewing one spot for awhile he may have a yeast infection of his skin. You would need to ask your Vet how to threat a yeast infection.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question

November 21, 2010

How do I help my Chihuahua to stop itching?

By Carolyn Thames from Spokane, WA

Answers

November 22, 20100 found this helpful
Best Answer

The best thing to do is get pills (which are chewable and yummy to dogs) that have omega 3 oils and brewers yeast. Our dog had itchy problems constantly til we got these. Also, there are a lot of treats out there that have those ingredients as well. You can get the pills at Walmart for less than $5 for like 100 of them. You can even find the treats at the dollar store.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
August 30, 20110 found this helpful
Best Answer

I've had a similar situation with our Rosie and discovered she was actually allergic to the corn and some of the grains in her dogfood.

She's now on Lamb and Rice for $49.99 a bag for 35 pounds compared to feeding her Pedigree $22.00 for 40 pounds. We have 3 dogs and we had to start feeding it to all of them because the other two thought Rosie was getting something so much better.

For our budget that is very expensive but on the other hand we're not taking her to the Vet and her skin is better. I then noticed every time she came back inside from being out in the yard she was still chewing on herself and started to pay close attention to her every move and actually figured it out.

Rosie has a reaction to Pine Needles and only during the warmer months. During the winter when everything is basically dead in the backyard she's fine.

Per our Vet, she gets 2 Benadryl in the morning and 2 at night. Also when she comes back inside I can actually see hugh red blotches and tiny bite marks and sprinkle Gold Bond Extra Strength Medicated Body Powder".

It's Triple Action Relief, * cooling, * absorbing and * itch relieving.
It greatly soothes all the redness.

I spray our yard but even so as long as we have Pine Needles it's a problem we will always deal with. The border of our entire backyard is nothing but Pine Needles. I rake them up twice a year and my two other dogs have no issues with it.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question

November 18, 2017

Wouldn't the epsom salt just make the dog itch even more though, because salt is very drying to the skin? Just a thought. My poor little dog is itching like crazy and I know if I take her back to my vet he will give her a steroid shot and I don't want to do that.


Answers

November 19, 20171 found this helpful
Best Answer

Coconut oil is good for the skin. Putting whey in their food also helps

Reply Was this helpful? 1
November 19, 20170 found this helpful
Best Answer

One of the best treatments for itchy skin on a dog is apple cider vinegar. You can add some to the food or water for the dog. It also sounds like the dog soap you are using to wash the dog has contributed to this problem. I have one dog who has very sensitive skin. I now use baby shampoo to give my dogs a bath. I mix about 3 to 4 tablespoons of baby shampoo in a bottle and fill the rest with water. This is a gentle shampoo and it is great for the dogs. After doing this a few time and using apple cider vinegar my dog no longer has itchy skin or bumps on her skin.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question

April 27, 2015

My Pit/Blue Heeler, Nyla, has had a skin infection for almost 4 months. It is on her neck, vulva, stomach, inner leg, armpits, and under her eyes. She came back from a 2 week stay with a dog sitter with a very bad flea infestation. It took 2 months to cure. Right after that she started to lick and bite to the point of blood. Only when she licks I can see puss blisters. I believe the infection started from her backside, seeing how she jumps up as if something is biting her.


I took her to the vet ($300), they gave her antibacterial shampoo and spray, steroids, and antibiotics. For a week her skin started clearing up and fur started to grow, but after that the progression stopped. The medicine never stopped the itching so I bought a funnel for her. Then someone told me about apple cider, vinegar, peroxide, and water mix. I put it on her and I started to see mild visible red spots. The next day I tried again and one minute later for the first time I felt hot spots and her ears were hot. I don't know if it was the mix, or the infection itself fighting against the mix. I'm scared to keep using the mix. I'm at my wits end seeing her suffer. I need help please! Thanks in advance.

Answers

April 28, 20150 found this helpful
Best Answer

*Have you returned to your vet for a recheck and other possible treatment - important to do so?
*Your dog may be allergic to something in her environment-smoke, cleaning chemicals, detergent, soap, scent sprays, etc., could be many things you may not think are a problem.
*Consider removing her from your home and boarding her for a few weeks, or perhaps a relative or friend could care for her. If she improves, you will need to consider everything in your house and outside as possible problems.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question

September 20, 2015

I want to mix baking soda with water to spray on my dogs paws. I have read that this will help to relieve itch. How much water and how much baking soda do I use?


Answers

September 21, 20151 found this helpful
Best Answer

I am afraid I don't know the answer to your question, but just wanted to tell you that there are many reasons for itchy paws. Some will not be affected by baking soda and water. You will probably need your Vet to determine the cause to be sure you have the right treatment.

Reply Was this helpful? 1
Answer this Question

November 17, 2013

Peach is a 9 year old Maltese. She has been suffering from allergies for about 4 years. She also has pancreatitis, so she has to eat only special veterinarian food (Eukonuba Intestinal). We have tried every available shampoo here in Israel. The last 2 years we have bought a huge amount of special shampoos and were disappointed again and again. It seems that no shampoo will work for her. We bath her every 2 months or so, when she is really dirty. Any ideas what we can do? Maybe she is allergic to water?

By Rachel C.

Read More Answers

I have a 10 year old Chihuahua. She had some fleas on her about a week ago now. I didn't notice it until after I gave her a regular bath. So I combed her out with a flea comb and put Advantage on her. While I comb every day, I waited 48 hours and gave her a Dawn bath. I still check and can't find any more fleas or traces of where they have been, but my girl is digging even more.

She is so miserable. I don't see dry skin. She has some sores where she has been digging. I have tried oatmeal spray, oatmeal bath, organic aloe gel, and chlorhexidine PS shampoo. All with no luck. She is still miserable. Anybody have any other suggestions?

Read More Answers

January 14, 2013

I have a 4 year old dog. She is part Shih Tzu and part Yorkie. I have been putting virgin olive oil mixed in with her food. I use 1/2 teaspoon to one cup of food. I keep her groomed and clean. They have changed her food thinking she is allergic to the food. She still scratches and she also gnaws at her feet. She does not have fleas. I have given her Benadryl, but it only makes her sleepy. Please help.

By Brenda L.

Answers

January 15, 20130 found this helpful

Knawing at feet is a sign of food allergy in my experience with my dogs. I would put her on boiled chicken for a few days and see it it goes away. Feed her food with no by products, such as diamond dog foods, try the lamb meal and rice. They are about the same price as the others, although you usually buy a bigger package all at once.

Dog food with mostly by products and corn filler is one of the most common offenders of dogs and their sensitive systems. I changed my dogs over to diamond dog foods, lamb meal and rice a long time ago, and they do not itch near as much.

www.amazon.com/.../184-2296491-9348616?url=search-alias... (Affiliate Link)

I buy a large bag at Tractor Supply and i have five dogs and it nearly lasts all month, because they eat less of it.

Here are some more links to check out:
earthclinic.com/pets.html
www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC4PXnw_Lrw

I would try the changing of the foods first. This is the most common reason for itching in doggies!

Here is a lady who knows a lot about dogs and she addresses some issues on yeast in dogs....
www.greatdanelady.com/.../systemic_yeast_mini_course.htm

Blessings, Robyn

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
January 15, 20130 found this helpful

I knew a woman who had an old tiny pomeranian dog who had itchy skin. Her hair was falling out, and she didn't look long for this world. I went back to visit my neighbor about 3 months later and she greeted me with what I thought was a young replacement dog; nope, it was the same dog. She had used emu oil shampoo and rubbed the dog's skin with emu oil itself. It's coat was full and lush. Not only that she had rubbed the oil on her husband's bald scalp and he had fuzz all over his head. Not exaggerating. Incredible. The husband and wife were in late 70's or maybe 80 for hubby.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
January 15, 20130 found this helpful

I am actually going to order this shampoo for my crew. It looks good and it has anti microbial and anti yeast properties in it and no soap. I will order the little bottle.

Keeping yeast off of skin is one way to keep itching aways. Lot of sugar, gargage dog foods, and such contribute to yeast on skin as well as other factors.

www.drsfostersmith.com/.../prod_display.cfm?pcatid=24298

Blessings, Robyn

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
January 15, 20130 found this helpful

You may need to change food several times before you eliminate allergies. It took me 5 or 6 changes before I ended up with brown rice and canned salmon for my terrier. That is what he ate for his remaining 17 years. He was most allergic to vegetables. Good luck.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
January 16, 20130 found this helpful

One of the most common reasons for dogs to have itchy skin and chew on their feet is a yeast infection. There was a great article about it posted on here a little while ago from The Great Dane Lady.

www.greatdanelady.com/.../systemic_yeast_mini_course.htm
This helped me with my dog who has suffered from this ailment for years. It breaks my heart to know she suffered so long needlessly. but even if this isn't your dogs problem, there is lots of imformation on other allergies and health issues that could be causing the itching.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Read More Answers

September 10, 2016

I have adopted a toy breed mutt, 5yrs old. She is constantly itching, scratching, and biting herself. There are no hot spots or sores, it is almost like a habit that she just constantly does.

There is also no evidence of fleas or food allergies. Any suggestions to alleviate the itchiness?

Read More Answers

October 6, 2015

I have a 4 year old Pit. Recently she has started scratching herself to the point to where she's bled and has sores under her sides and eyes. It not fleas or mange. We don't have the money for a vet, but would really appreciate some help with the itching until we can take her in.


Read More Answers

September 1, 2013

My 3 year old Australian Cattle dog mix starts itching around August every year then stops with cold weather. It seems to be an overall itch. His skin isn't red or anything, but you can tell he is miserable with scratching. My other dog doesn't have this problem so we're not sure if something in the yard is the culprit. We've tried oatmeal bath and Benadryl - no success. Today it'll be Epsom salts. Anyone have a hint?

By Trudy R.

Answers

September 5, 20130 found this helpful

Sounds like your poor dog may be having an allergic reaction. You may want to try this product from www.allergicpet.com

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question

December 1, 2018

I have already tried what has been posted on this site. I have done everything I have seen. Even the pills the vet gave me didn't stop it.

A shot he gave didn't stop it. I've used oils, sprays, etc. I don't know what else to do.

Read More Answers

July 17, 2016

I have a two year old Chihuahua/Yorkie mix. She has been itching and biting her legs and under her stomach. I have taken her to the vet, but he only gives her steroids. It lasts for 2/3 months and she gets it again.

I can not afford to continue to keep taking her back. It's costly. What can I do to relieve her from that itching. I've used anti-itch cream, Benadryl, and tea tree oil. What else can I try?

Read More Answers
<< First< PreviousNext >
Categories
Pets Dogs HealthNovember 29, 2012
Pages
More
🌻
Gardening
👒
Mother's Day Ideas!
🐛
Pest Control
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2021-04-10 12:54:05 in 4 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2021 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
https://www.thriftyfun.com/Remedy-for-Dog-s-Itchy-Skin-1.html