Natural Remedies for Dog Skin Problems
Has Fido been itching much more than usual lately? While occasional itching and scratching is
normal for dogs in the same way it is normal for humans, an excessive amount of itching is a
sign of a dog skin problem.
Sometimes the problem may be as common as dry skin. There are several home remedies that
can ease the suffering of dry skin. However, if the dry skin is associated with a rash or other
abnormality on your dog’s skin, If your dog skin problems are accompanied by any of the
following, see a vet immediately for proper medication:
• The skin in dog’s ears are red and inflamed with small brown patches
• The skin on the top of dog’s paws are very red and visible through the dog’s fur
• Little red or scabbed sores that are sprinkled around dog’s belly
• White bulging blisters on dog’s belly is a sign of Impetigo and is mostly found in puppies.
• Perpetually greasy fur
• Heavy dandruff that appears even shortly after bathing
• Circular red or brown patches where hair doesn’t grow – sign of ringworm
• Shedding hair in unusual spots
• Blackened skin areas
Remedies for dog skin problems
All of these symptoms can be a sign of very serious dog skin problems such as dermatitis,
mange, allergies or even cancer. If your dog has the usual symptoms associated with dry skin,
you will be able to tell simply by giving your dog a close skin inspection. If you only see a bit of
flaky dried skin, here are some natural home remedies you can safely use on your dog daily or
Oatmeal is great for curing human’s dry skin as well as your dog’s dry skin. The secret ingredient
in oatmeal are Saponins. Saponins are a naturally occurring cleansing agent that have been found
to clean delicate skin tissue in humans and animals while protecting the skin’s natural oils and
moisture. Dead skin that lingers on the epidermal surface will cause itchiness and other dog skin
problems. Therefore, by removing the dead skin while protecting the healthy and naturally
moisturized skin, a dog will eventually lose the annoying itchiness.
Mix three tablespoons dried oatmeal with three tablespoons brown sugar and three tablespoons
aloe gel. Add enough water to make this mixture turn into a paste. Discontinue using your
current dog shampoo and opt for this concoction instead.
2. ADD A EGG TO THEIR FOOD
Egg is great for a dog’s coat. The best way for Fido to reap the benefits of an egg is to eat it. Do
not feed your dog a raw egg. A hard/soft boiled egg chopped up and added to your dog’s food is
both healthy and will liven up your dog’s dry or wet food.