Itchy, red, and miserable! That is what dogs look like when the season changes causing their allergies to flare up. Itching, scratching, and redness are among the biggest issues that make your dog uncomfortable. Despite your best preventive measures, your dog has seasonal allergies and your furry family member may be in dire need of relief. So, what can you do to help? In this blog, we provide you with tips that can offer some relief for your dog’s suffering so that they can live comfortably and happily as they should be.
- Wash your dog's belongings such as, leashes, collars, beds, blankets, pillows, and toys with non-toxic detergent or dog-safe cleaning solutions. This helps keep your dog's environment clean and free from allergens. Click Here for a DIY Natural way to clean your dog's leash and collar.
- Bathe your dog immediately with a Natural Oatmeal Dog Shampoo. With its anti-inflammatory properties, oatmeal acts as protectant for the skin, helping to soothe irritation and itchiness. Bathing your dog helps wash away the allergens on his coat and skin. One bath can help, but if needed bathe your dog 2-3 times per week until itching has decreased. Also, clean your dog's ears after with an ear cleaner or grooming wipes.
- Get an Oatmeal Anti-Itch Dog Spray to help freshen up your dog between baths. It'll condition and soothe your dogs skin and coat. Use an anti-itch dog spray that is alcohol free, nontoxic, and hypoallergenic.
- Add fresh oily fish to your dog's kibble/meal. Itchy dogs usually lack Omega-3 so adding fresh oily fish will help reduce itchiness and help with healthy skin and coat overall. You can add cooked canned sardines in water or salmon raw or cookes (unseasoned). Try adding fish to your dog's kibble once a week. Also, work on your dog's gut health, you can add plain greek yogurt to their kiibble.
- Wash your dog's paws thoroughly each time they come inside. This lessens the amount of allergens that your dog tracks and spreads throughout your house.
So that’s all for our home remedy tips on relieving your dog's seasonal allergies. If your dog doesn't seem to get any better, make an appointment with your vet.