So, your dog has been scratching for days and it drives you crazy!
While this could be unsettling and disturbing for you, please think twice before getting annoyed at your dog’s new scratching habit. Think about it this way: if your dog’s constant scratching is causing you discomfort, how uncomfortable do you think is, being the one that’s itchy all the time?
Try to help your dog by relieving the discomfort it feels instead.
Even though going to the vet might still be the best step to take, let’s face it – going to the veterinarian can really be expensive.
It wouldn’t hurt to try soothing your dog’s itchy skin using non-toxic household items in the meantime, such as:
Baking soda mixed with water – Mix baking soda with water to form a paste. Apply this paste to the itchy spot. Leave the paste on for around half an hour before rinsing it off.
Apple cider vinegar mixed with water – Prepare a mixture using apple cider vinegar and water. Apply it on your dog’s skin using a spray bottle.
Aloe vera – Apply aloe vera directly to the affected spot on your dog’s skin. Natural, pure aloe vera will be safer to use on your dog than synthetic aloe vera-based creams from stores.
Plain yogurt – Yogurt can help your dog feel better by working from the inside. Yogurt contains Lactobacillus which is good in soothing itch. Just remember to buy low-fat plain yogurt so as to not mess up with your dog’s digestive system.
Oatmeal – You can grind oatmeal and apply it directly to the itchy part of your dog’s skin or mix ground oatmeal with your dog’s warm bath. If you decide to go for a warm oatmeal bath, let your dog soak in it for 20 minutes.
Coconut oil – Add coconut oil to your dog’s food to help treat itchy skin and relieve irritation.