The Best 15 Home Remedies for Dog Skin Allergies itching

Just like us, our pets can get skin allergies either serious or mild that can keep them up all night scratching. Home remedies for dog skin allergies itching can be useful in these mild cases. These home remedies can be easily found or prepared at home and they vary between natural oils, salts, vinegar, etc.


Causes of dog skin allergies

There are several causes for skin itching such as food allergies, bugs, fleas, and tick bites. Autoimmune disorders are also suspected.

If your beloved one develops serious skin allergies, you should consult the veterinarian asap. Other cases of mild allergies can be relieved by one or more home remedies for dog skin allergies itching.


Home remedies for dog skin allergies itching:


This ancient remedy can give great results when it comes to itchy skin. It is either pre-made colloidal oatmeal or can be home prepared.


Grind sugar-free oat into a fine powder then boil it to get the colloid. When it gets warm, let your dog soak for 10-15 minutes then dry it with a towel.-


Also, an oatmeal paste can be made by mixing the oatmeal fine powder with water then apply on hot areas of the skin. Once applied, this paste gives immediate relief of itching, swelling, redness, and uncomfortable skin.

Oatmeal contains natural anti-inflammatory agents called avenanthramides and phenols. 


Oatmeal remedies are suitable for dry itchy skin and have the benefit of being a natural non toxic remedy so you don't have to worry about your dog licking it. And it is delicious too!


Apple Cider Vinegar

Organic, raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar has powerful antifungal and antibacterial properties.


A mixture of 50% water and 50% apple cider vinegar can be used as spray-on itchy hot spots or used as a 5-minutes paw soak in case of irritated paws.


Apple cider vinegar must not be used on open cuts or wounds as it will be very painful and may worsen the condition.


Virgin Organic Coconut Oil

Used chilled and solidified, it has antiviral, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiprotozoal properties.


It can ease eczema, skin allergies, bug bites, abrasions, and cracked paws.


Virgin coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acid Lauric Acid which boosts the immune system so helps clear infections.


It can be used topically by massaging your dog's skin once a week with it and leaving it for 5 minutes then wiping away the excess.

It can also be mixed with your dog's food but you should consult the veterinarian before modifying your pet's diet.


Chamomile and Green Tea Soaks

They are well-known for their anti-inflammatory effect. Let some tea bags in lukewarm water for several minutes, remove them then let your dog soak in water.


Also, cold tea bags can be used directly on irritated spots.

Starting with ¼ cup, green tea can be added to your dog's food, it reduces histamine levels and in long term, it can be more beneficial than Zyrtec in controlling allergies.



Alcohol-Free Aloe Vera Gel

Not only for humans but also their dogs, Aloe vera is a powerful anti-inflammatory anti-fungal soothing agent. It reduces redness and cools the skin down.


Aloe vera can be purchased from stores or can be extracted from the plant at home.


If you extract it by yourself, make sure to use only the gel because the leaf also contains saponin (a laxative agent) that can make your dog get sick.


Baking Soda

Mix it with an equal amount of water to make a thick paste. Apply the paste to irritated spots, leave for 20 minutes then rinse.


Baking soda paste is one of the most effective home remedies for skin allergies itching. It also can be added to a dog's bath if there is whole body itching.


For added moisturizing and anti-inflammatory effects, virgin coconut oil can be added to the mixture.



A flavonoid-containing plant with anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and antiseptic properties.


Make an infusion of dry or fresh thyme and apply it to affected skin spots and between toes.



Chickweed gel has an anti-inflammatory effect and can be applied to minor bug bites to relieve itching. Its cooling effect makes it great to use in hot weather.


Epsom Salt Bath

Not only for us but also our furry ones, the Epsom salt bath can be used to relieve skin irritations due to its soothing properties on dry skin.


It is used in a concentration of 1/20 cup of Epsom salt per water gallon. Soak the affected area in the solution for 10 minutes then rinse with clean water and towel dry.



Well-known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Curcumin can be mixed with water and made into a thick paste to be applied to affected spots.


Vitamin E

Vitamin E is an antioxidant. It blocks free radicals and eases skin inflammation.


It can be applied topically or can be added to your dog's diet. Always consult your veterinarian before modifying your dog's diet.



Balanced Diets as home remedies for dog skin allergies itching:

It is more of a healthy lifestyle with a long-term healing effect.


Omega-3 and healthy carbohydrates

Many dogs can be allergic to certain foods or food ingredients such as beef, chicken, and gluten.


Feeding your dog a fish-based diet as tuna and anchovies will give it plenty of Omega-3 fatty acid. Also, healthy carbohydrates as in sweet potatoes is useful because both are proven to reduce inflammation and promote healthy skin.


Plain unsweetened yogurt

Plain unsweetened yogurt contains probiotic bacteria that keep intestinal bacteria in balance and has a great effect on certain rashes and allergies.


You can feed your dog 1-2 teaspoons of yogurt once a week or mix it with its food.



A plant-derived flavonoid found in richly pigmented fruits and vegetables like kale, blueberries, and broccoli.


It has natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-histaminic properties that can ease itchiness and inflammation.


Bromelain & Papain

Proteolytic enzymes are found in pineapples and papayas. They break down proteins and increase the absorption of quercetin.

Quercetin, bromelain, and papain can be given as food supplements but don't forget to consult your vet before modifying your dog's diet.



Home remedies for dog skin allergies itching are natural ingredients found in the home and applied in simple ways but have great effect on relieving your dog's pain and discomfort that comes along you're your bad mood and sleeplessness.


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By: Dr.Rana El MAllah

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