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Remedies for Itchy Dogs
26 Apr 15 - By TheRazzLine - Compilation

Remedies for Itchy Dogs

Compilation of advices on how to handle itchy dogs including solutions for the most common causes: fleas, psoriasis, allergies, improper diet, etc.



Remedies for Itchy Dogs





80% of a vet's practice is spent handling skin conditions of dogs. A good oatmeal shampoo helps. See that his diet does not contain wheat gluten. Advantage or Frontline are the best flea products as well as vitamin B internally for fleas. If these remedies fail, you can try the vet and see what he thinks. Could be allergies. Vets are expensive, so I like to use them as a last resort.

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ALOE!!!

My vet said this was awesome and the very first thing you can try with all skin conditions on dogs - from sunburn to itchy rashes to allergic reactions. Trader Joes makes a good aloe gel, but of course if you have the actual plant that’s the best.

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I use the Natural Balance allergenic kibble here:
http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/dogformulas/SPFish.html  

My dog is allergic to poultry, lamb and many of the fruits and vegetables that are in so many kibbles these days. They seem to throw in a lot of stuff that it seems a dog wouldn't eat in the wild.

Fleas are a lot worse in summer. Have you determined that the itching isn't just fleas?

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I have a dog that I got when she was five years old. She came to me with terrible skin problems and constant itching. The itching was the worst in the summer seemed to be caused by an allergy to flea bites.

I would put Advantage flea killer on her and the itching would reduce drastically. I don't like to use that stuff but in her case, it was the lesser of two evils.

She still had itching year round though. I finally figured out that she was allergic to many of the foods she was eating, even though I was feeding her the highest quality kibble, canned food and raw meat and vegetable mixtures. Her diet is now limited to raw ground beef, liver, rice and a kibble containing only salmon, sunflower oil and sweet potato.

She does not scratch at all anymore, not even during the worst flea season and I haven't had to use Advantage since she went on this diet.

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Three years ago we got a new dog that had allergies from the beginning which got worse every year. She had horrible hot spots, an almost bald and flaming red butt, and was utterly miserable until winter came. She had bad reactions to antibiotics and cortisone (which trashes the immune system and can causes deterioration of the hip bones as I understand) prescribed by the vet. I finally took her to a NAET practitioner who gave her some treatments with a miraculous result. She gets a little itchy now sometimes, but mostly it’s just business as usual for her.
Check for NAET (Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Therapy) practitioners in your area.

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Are you familiar with the Miracle II, or Master's Miracle, products? They have a gel (so non-toxic you can eat it!) which totally handles psoriasis. If it handles THAT, it could handle your pooch's itch with no harmful side effects. It's cheap and worth a try.

I order through Miracle II:
888-422-5833 or,

Ron Radsrom's company:
www.healthfree.com  
727-443-4666

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The Neutralizer Gel from Nature Rich is good for all kinds of skin conditions. You can get some on my website at
http://kathyshadd.naturerich.net. Washing your dog in their soap would be good, too. It is totally safe and non-toxic.

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I have a dog that is extremely allergic to fleas and I use a variety of products. For natural remedies I use Doc Ackerman’s Hot Spot Relief (purchased is some pet store) and Skin Eze from
www.allergicpet.com. The not so natural products I use are Allercaine spray and sometimes a Hydrocortisone lotion (both in pet stores).

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I used to buy food grade aloe vera gel at the health food store. I would rub it on dog’s itchy areas and also feed it to him (he loved it). It helped a lot. Hope that helps!

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I have found that fleas are worst in the summer. A flea bath at the vet or a good flea powder from pet store should be a fast handling, then a flea collar to keep them off.

Where the dog sleeps may be infested with fleas and eggs. Grass is sometimes infested with fleas as well, so if he's lying in grass they are probably jumping on him there.

I'll bet you a dollar there's some home remedy like baking soda and peppermint that would handle it cheaply without chemicals. Try searching "home remedies for fleas”.

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Years ago our dog was having terrible skin irritation. The main thing that handled his skin condition, other than topical medicine to cope and make him less miserable, was switching him to Hills Prescription Allergen-Free dry dog food. I think it was called ZD. It really helped.

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Our Lab had horribly itchy skin all over, especially on her elbows which she then licked to complete irritation. We tried topical remedies which she just licked off. We tried an anti-lick topical cream on top of the topical itch-remedy; still licked them off. We the switched her food and this completely handled her skin condition for going on 2 years. She is on Royal Canine's special food for Labradors. They have specialized food formulas for most breeds. Check into switching foods, because it turns out that was the base source of her allergies.

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I have found the “magic” all natural product: Nzymes Antioxidant Treats!
http://www.nzymes.com/product-pets.htm. The product works so well the company gives a free bottle when you are a first time customer.

It handled my dog’s problems completely in a few weeks. One of my dogs used to scratch himself until his skin was bare. The vet gave antihistamine that made him very thirsty, hungry and irritable and did not work well.

Read the success stories. You can always call them with any questions; they are very helpful. I think I have used all of their products and I always have a bottle of Oxydrops at home for myself and the dogs!

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The best handling for an itchy dog is to change its diet. I had the same situation with my dog and had an allergy test done. We found what she was allergic to, eliminated this from her diet and she doesn't even scratch now. Also, some dogs can be extremely allergic to fleas like my dog. The topical flea drops made her scratch more. She's now on Comfortis, and she's doing wonderfully; absolutely no scratching.

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Go to
www.nzymes.com. My dog was very itchy due to skin allergies and the supplements from this site totally handled her condition. I live in Florida and the humidity is not good for dogs, plus there are more bugs in Florida then all states combined!

I also use Head and Shoulders when I bathe her. It is for low grade fungus and works well to relieve itch in the interim. If she has been really itchy I bathe her 3 times a week until she feels better.

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