Let’s talk about some dog skin allergies home remedies. Skin conditions are very common for dogs, and they can be caused by a variety of things. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to help your dog. Also, be sure to check out our article on home remedies for dog allergies.
First, let’s go over some of the reasons why a dog might get a skin allergy. As I said, there are many causes of the allergies. Some of them are easy to take care of, and others might take a little more work.
If the weather is warm, there is an increased number of allergens in the environment. You will see more pollen and dust mites. Usually, this means that there are more hazards to worry about outdoors. The quick remedy for this is to keep the grass short. This will cause the dog to get less pollen on him. Also, bathing the dog regularly can keep his skin clean from allergens. Don’t overdo the bathing, however.
As far as bathing goes, you can use moisturizers or shampoos. Some shampoos are designed to ward off allergies. However, if the dog’s skin is sensitive already, you may need to exercise caution. You don’t want to put harsh chemicals on his sensitive skin.
Next, there might be dust mites or fleas in the house. Keeping the house clean is a good thing, but be aware that the cleaning chemicals can also cause allergic reactions. So, be careful or you might make matters worse.
Also, examine the dog for fleas and ticks regularly. If you see him biting himself often, this is a good sign of a skin allergy. Of course, you should realize that dogs scratch and bite in response to skin allergies in general. It’s what they do. Just make sure they refrain from doing it too often or else it may make the affected area worse. There are simple treatments available for fleas and ticks.
Don’t rule out dog foods either. I’ve talked about this many times, but many skin allergies can be caused by dog food. He may be allergic to one of the ingredients (beef, poultry, etc.). Try switching to something else for a while and see if it helps. Also, try using a more healthy dog food or something organic.
There are some medicines you can get over the counter that can be used at home. Before you run out and start buying them though, you should familiarize yourself with the various types of symptoms and what to do about each.
There are many dog skin allergies home remedies available. The trick is figuring out the cause of the allergy so the dog does not get affected again. Monitor the dog’s progress, and you’ll know you’re on the right track.