Dealing with Dog Skin Allergies

Dealing with Dog Skin Ailments Naturally

Dogs get skin ailments just as humans do. You can’t ask your pet how it feels; you can only observe his behavior and treat the outward symptoms. If you are accustomed to seeking out natural remedies for yourself, it won’t surprise you to know that pet skin disorders can also be alleviated with the use of natural products. Here are some of the common problems found in dogs and how you can use natural remedies to deal with them.

Rashes can be caused by poison ivy and poison oak, as well as by insect bites. Your dog’s incessant scratching is annoying to watch and can lead to infection as well as open sores if it continues. While there are pharmaceuticals that address the problem, owners worry that they may have long term detrimental effects. Instead soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, witch hazel, aloe Vera or milk of magnesium and dab it on the pretentious areas.

Dry skin on a dog can indicate problems with a diet or can be allergies to environmental factors. One solution that has been shown to help is using Vitamin E oil on the dry areas. An Epsom salts bath is more of an undertaking, but also is helpful. To do this, mix (two cups of Epsom salt and half cup of any baby oil to a tub of hot water). Place the dog in the water for ten minutes, followed by a thorough rinse.

A healthy mix of supplements such as (Omega-3 fatty acids, garlic and brewer’s yeast) is beneficial. Daily a half-teaspoon and a clove of garlic, crushed into the dog’s food provide zinc, protein and biotin. Omega-3 provides fatty acids and is found in powdered seaweed, powdered kelp, flax seed oil, safflower oil and linseed oil. A teaspoon of oil and a seaweed daily or teaspoon of kelp is enough to help your pet’s skin stay moist and supple.

There are mild herbal antibiotics that can be used on any broken skin. Offering healing potions, salves and lotions that benefit your pet will make them more comfortable and less likely to get infections in areas that are scraped or scratched.




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My name is Nick White, I am the owner of Off-Leash K9 Training. I am a former US Marine Iraq War Veteran, and former US Secret Service, also, I currently have 12 locations in the United States. We specialize in basic obedience, advanced obedience, personal protection, and drug detection. About us: As you will see, our client list includes: NBA Star John Wall, UFC World Champion Jon "Bones" Jones, World Champion Boxer Roy Jones Jr, UFC Announcer Bruce Buffer, film star Ron Jeremy, 3x UFC Champion Rich "Ace" Franklin, WWF World Champion Iron Sheik, Kane Hodder ("Jason" from the Friday the 13th movies), the staff from the hit show "Operation Repo," and Elliot's dog from Elliot in the Morning on DC 101! See them in our highlight video here: We also had yahoo do a special on us, as well! As you will see on our website, we are getting a lot of publicity and it's continually growing! We've had American Legion, US Military Veterans, NoVa Dog Magazine, Military Times Magazine, Smart CEO Magazine, and The Virginia and Maryland Dog Magazine do stories on us (just to name a few). You can see all of these articles if you go to our "About Us" page of website and scroll to the bottom. We are also the official trainers for ABC's "The Pet Show with Dr. Katy Nelson." Recently, we were named one of the top trainers in the world by the Dogington Post! There are over 400 videos of dogs we have trained on YouTube so you can see the amazing results we get verse us just tell you about it, so we would highly encourage you to check out our Youtube Channel and was some of the stuff we do! Thank you for your interest in our amazing training. -Nick

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