How do I cure my dog's dry skin?
Is there anything like lotion for dogs? How do I relieve his itching?
Two things that we do to relieve itching in our Cock-a-Poo, are the following.
- 2 to 3 baths per week, if possible, with a non- allergenic dog shampoo, that can be purchased in the beauty section, or supplements section of a health food store.
- secondly, we wipe down our dogs fur coat and underlying skin, by giving her a good 70% alcohol rub. Then from the pharmacy, we purchase a brand name Cortisone 10 creme.
Remember creme and not the Gel. Because the two are distinctly different. The combination of alcohol and Cortisone, should help both the skin and itching, adding some moisturizing emollients to the underlying skin.
We find that these prevention steps work the best in eliminating our pooches itching problems. And I hope it works for yours as well! Nothing more annoying then seeing your dog scratching itself incessantly.
I bathe my dogs in a oatmeal prescription shampoo that I purchased from my vet. I also give them salmon oil every day. Omega 3 fatty acids are important because they help to reduce inflammation and add to overall skin and coat quality.
Maybe you could try a salmon oil or omega 3 supplement from the dog vitamin section of your nearest pet store? They could help with your dog's dry skin. My store has a regular customer who has a dog with loads of skin issues. He has mentioned putting a little olive oil in his dog's food daily.
Pets are like family. You should never take advice from anyone but an expert with your child, or you dog. Free advice followed may be detrimental to your dogs health. You cannot treat any kind of problem without a proper diagnosis as to the cause. Only your vet can give you that.
If you truly care about your pet, take it to a vet. If he suggests any kind of cream - feel free to ask him what is equivalent for humans that you can buy over the counter. There are many human treatments for animals that are also used for humans, but when you buy them from the vet they are twice the price.
If it is just dry skin, Just Ask Susan´s recommendation on salmon oil is very good. The person who recommended you bathe your dog excessively, and use cortisone, is not correct.
If your dog is scratching from some other cause, however, he cannot be diagnosed on the internet. Your best bet would be to take him into your vet and have his skin looked at.
HHi. I have a Pomeranian, and he had awful skin issues. We have used Tresume shampoo and conditioner. We found out that it has a soothing affect. Also, we have done a lot of research on this, you can rub baby oil on him/her. Good luck! I hope this helps you and your puppy
I use Organic Aloe Vera gel to ease my dachshund's dry skin. My Veterinarian told me this is good for their skin and coat plus non-toxic. I purchase this at my local Health Food Store for around $4 per bottle; lasts about six months. This is an affordable natural measure that does not leave stains or have an odor like Salmon oil does.
My recommendation is first take your dog in to the Veterinarian for a proper diagnosis. There are numerous causes for what looks like dry skin on a pet. Sometimes seemingly dry skin could be a completely different ailment.
My Veterinarian is great at sharing all natural and organic methods of treatment with me for my dog's better health. We have a wonderful relationship; my dog loves her too.
May these ideas be helpful, hope your dog feels better soon.
My dog has dry skin and he wouldn't stop scratching the dry skin really irritated him so I tried, fried pork fat, once the fat has dripped and cooled wear gloves and rub the fat all over the area of the dry skin this will reduce or stop the itchiness
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Get hypo-allergenic shampoo and mix with over-cooked mushy oatmeal.
Bathe once a week and you'll notice a difference within a month. Then bathe no more than once a month or so using the same method. The reason for the initial treatment once a week is to get the effects worked in. Then you want them to maintain their own secretions into their coat. This is important to protect them from many things.
In addition to helping with the skin, you will find their coat softer and shinier.
If the problem persists, take him to the vet to test for allergies. If it's really bad, they might put him on prednisone for a short time to get it under control and then from there, it's just maintenance.
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