What to do if your dog has itchy skin?
One quick look at a dog park and it’s easy to see that dogs come in many shapes, sizes and colors! This also means different types of skin and coats to care for. While the first step is to use a natural pet shampoo for cleansing, you might need more specialized dog grooming supplies to treat various skin issues on your furry best friend.
Cooling Down Hot Spots
A common dog skin issue is hot spots, also known as moist eczema. These hot spots vary in size and usually look like reddish sores or red patches that your dog scratches and licks at.
To prevent them from getting worse, bathe your dog regularly with a natural pet shampoo, such as earthbath Hot Spot Relief Shampoo with tea tree oil and aloe vera. Our Hot Spot & Itch Relief Spritz helps cool hot spots between baths.
Soothing Your Dog’s Itchy Skin
Fleas, insect bites, allergies, and good ‘ole dry skin are all causes of itchy skin on your pooch. It’s always a good idea to find the root cause so you can help prevent itchy skin in the future. For example, if the issue turns out to be fleas, you can start using a monthly topical flea treatment.
Using a dog shampoo for itchy skin is a great way to soothe bites and your dog’s skin. For general itchy problems, earthbath’s Oatmeal & Aloe Shampoo and Conditioner work together to soothe itchy and dry skin.
Erase Flakes From Dog Dandruff
Humans aren’t the only ones who suffer from annoying white flakes. Dandruff happens to dogs too. Just like with people, a special natural dog shampoo is necessary to help moisturize the skin and eliminate flakes. If the dandruff just started recently, seasonal changes or even changes to your dog’s diet might be the culprit.
An all natural dander control shampoo, such as earthbath’s Shed Control Shampoo, eases the shedding and reduces dander (and dandruff). The same Oatmeal & Aloe Shampoo that you use for itchy skin will also help to moisturize and reduce dandruff.
Moisturize Your Dog’s Dry Skin
Dry skin isn’t comfortable for anyone, including man’s best friend. It leads to flaky skin, rough patches, excessive shedding, and of course, constant scratching. While you can’t prevent seasonal changes from drying out your dog’s skin, you can treat the problem and keep your dog’s skin moisturized all year long.
Our Oatmeal & Aloe Shampoo and Conditioner work to moisturize the skin and heal skin irritations. Our Lavender Spritz works well for moisturizing between baths as well, leaving your dog smelling and feeling great.
If these tips don’t help, be sure to take your dog to the vet’s office to make sure there isn’t something more serious that needs addressing, such as food allergies or fleas.