Dry skin can be a particularly uncomfortable and a recurring problem for dogs.

An Epsom salt soak or warm compress can relieve inflammation and itchiness naturally. Check the irritated area for other possible causes of discomfort, such as fleas or injury, before applying Epsom salt. If the skin is red, dry, cracked or inflamed, place a clean cloth or towel soaked in Epsom salt and warm water directly over the irritated skin, once daily, to relieve symptoms.