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DIY Natural Skin Relief Remedies for Pets with Allergies

Spring brings the color back to the world and sneezing, coughing, runny nose, itchy eyes, and irritated skin to torment your dog for the coming months. Dogs with allergies most commonly suffer with itchy skin, skin infections and severe skin irritation. These natural remedies can help ease the discomfort and inflammation associated with seasonal allergies.

DogbathTake a soak!
Bathing your dog regularly is not recommend, especially for those who have sensitive skin, as the soaps can dry the skin, causing even more irritation. When your dog is suffering, making him an oatmeal bath soak can soothe the skin. Simply add a packet or two of Aveeno Oatmeal bath with 10 drops of Evening Primrose oil to a warm bath. Allow your dog to soak for 10-15 minutes in the water before rinsing and allowing to dry. Slowly and gently work the oatmeal water through the fur to the skin for added exposure and treatment.

Give that skin a drink!
Not with water – oils! Coconut oil and the omega-3 fats from fish are excellent sources of complex oils that go straight to the skin, replenishing and rehydrating! Add ½ to 1 teaspoon organic, unrefined coconut oil to your dog’s meals for these benefits.

Bacteria to the rescue!
Sounds a little off, huh? But it’s true! Bacteria imbalance in the gut has been a common issue in dogs with skin allergies and irritations. Adding the “good bacteria” back in to your dog’s intestines can help combat the skin symptoms. Acidophilus and lactobacillus are the most commonly available and are a relatively inexpensive treatment option.