Essential Oils for Itchy Dogs 🐶 No pet parent wants to see their beloved dog itching & scratching themselves excessively. Unfortunately, itchy dogs are a common issue faced by most dog owners at some time in their dog’s life. Sometimes finding the root cause can seem an almost impossible task. .
🐶 Identifying The Cause of Your Dog’s Itch
Flea, insect bites & ticks are way up there for causing itchy dogs. Make sure your home & dogs are flea free. .
🐶 Believe it or not, dogs like people can also suffer from food allergies & itching is one of the side effects to this. Look at the ingredients in the dog food & consider changing to a different type of ingredient. Keeping a journal of what your dog eats can be a good way of tracking & hopefully identifying food allergies. Try adding ½ to 1 teaspoon of coconut or cod liver oil to their food each day. This can help your dog from the inside out. Coconut has definitely helped one of our itchy dogs & it’s also great for digestion & doggy breath!
• Lavender oil has to be one of the most widely used essential oils. This is down to its natural antibacterial and antimicrobial property which makes it highly effective at removing germs, bacteria and insects or parasites from the surface of your dog’s skin.
• Roman Chamomile has excellent calming properties & is said to ease irritation. This herb is excellent for skin problems like eczema, rashes, wounds, dermatitis, dry/itchy skin and any allergies. Diluted chamomile oil is non-toxic, gentle and safe to use on dogs. .
• Lemongrass oil smells wonderful & has beneficial moisturising properties that will help if your dog has dry skin. It is also a natural pest repellent which fleas & other insects don’t like the scent of lemongrass. .
• Peppermint oil has anti-inflammatory properties & is great at relieving the symptoms of fungal & parasitic infections. It’s also safe for dogs & if they lick the oil it won’t upset them. .
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