Itch Relief for Dogs
Nature's Perfect Pets Probiotic Spray
I have recently received a free 4 oz bottle of Nature's Perfect Pets Probiotic Spray in exchange for only my honest unbiased review of the product. I will say that after trying all of the below methods like: the alternative bath, oatmeal rub, oatmeal paste, and apple cider vinegar that none of them worked as well or as quickly as the Nature's Perfect Pets Probiotic Spray.
The Nature's Perfect Pets Probiotic Spray is an anti-itch and odor elimination spray for dogs, cats and other animals. The Nature's Perfect Pets Probiotic Spray is 100% natural and chemical free.It can be used to: restore fur, resotre skin, neutralize bad odors, get rid of ear infections, hot spots, treat dry skin, and dry fur. This product is safe fro ears, eyes, nose, and mouth.
I used this spray for anti itch and odor elimination on all three of my dogs with no negative effects; I sprayed their paws, eyes, and ears. My dogs did not even flinch when I sprayed the product onto their eyes because the spray was so gentle. Not ten minutes after spraying them I noticed that NONE of them were itching anymore which was rather amazing to me because they had all been itching since they woke up that morning; in fact it was rather odd not to hear their collars jingling from all the scratching, I found it rather peaceful. The effect lasted the entire day! I also found that the odor elimination worked particularly well on one of my dogs who was smelling rather doggy before being sprayed. I liked that the spray did not have any particular scent, it smelled like nothing at all, I liked this because it eliminated the bad smell instead of just covering it up with an overpowering scent like other products sometimes do.
One of my dogs has recently developed a problem with not having enough moisture in his eyes. I have found that spaying his eyes once a day with this spray has stopped them from getting red, gooey, and infected!
If you have moved
If you have recently moved and noticed that after your move your dog is itching a lot then your dog may have an allergy. The allergy could be from anything from pollen to something in your new house. The first thing you need to do is take your pet to the vet if it is serious (meaning the dog's paws are looking different or if there is a rash). Next try to find out if the dogs allergies are seasonal. The easiest way to do this is to just watch your dog and observe his/her behavior as the season changes. If it is seasonal allergies then during that season you should try to bathe your dog about every week to every other week to keep the allergens off your pets fur. You should also try using an anti-itch spray these are available at Amazon, petsmart, and petco.
Oatmeal Rub Method
- Combine 1/2 cup of plain, uncooked oatmeal with 1/2 cup of water. You can use instant or regular oatmeal. Stir until the mixture becomes gooey.
- Put the oatmeal mixture into the middle of a washcloth or inside an old sock. Tie ends together tightly with a string or rubber band.
- Place your dog into your bathtub. You can either fill the tub with water, or just use a bowl or cup to pour water over your dog to rinse their skin.
- Rinse your dog’s skin and fur with warm water.
- Rub the oatmeal-filled cloth over their wet skin using circular motions. Do this all over your dog’s body – particularly in areas that are most itchy. Continue to do this for 5-10 minutes.
- Rinse your dog lightly with warm water and dry their skin with a towel. Don’t worry about thoroughly rinsing their skin, as the oatmeal will act as a protective layer and help eliminate itchiness
Mix water and oatmeal bath powder together in order to make a paste. Apply it on the dog's skin and allow it to remain for 10 minutes and then rinse it off.
Chamomile, green tea, baking soda, Epsom salts are all natural home remedies for itchy do problems. They have been found to be effective without the side effects. JUST MAKES SURE YOUR DOG DOES NOT DRINK THE WATER!!
Apple Cider Vinegar
Every home with dogs should have apple cider vinegar. It's a remedy with multiple uses for dogs: repelling fleas, alleviating allergies, arthritis, establishing correct pH balance.
Dosage and Instructions:
- Start with a one-teaspoon dose mixed into your dog's food twice a day for a 50 lb dog (adjust accordingly by weight) and if necessary increase up to about 1 tablespoon twice a day for the same size dog.
- For skin application, you can spray on or rub apple cider in directly, or for sore or open wounds mix the ACV with equal parts water before application to the dog's skin.
- In the case of pests or parasites, bathe your dog and then apply a 50:50 mix of apple cider vinegar and water.
- Allow this to air dry on your pet to kill off fleas, ticks, ringworm, etc. and to prevent future infestations and/or infection.
- You can also spray your dog with apple cider vinegar before going out for a walk, in order to repel fleas and ticks naturally.