Itchy dog remedy


Finely ground oatmeal is a time-honored remedy for irritated skin.

An oatmeal bath can help relieve a dog's itching and moisturize his dry skin. You can either make an oatmeal powder by grinding 1 cup of oatmeal in a food processor or blender and adding it to a tub of lukewarm water, or you can add the unprocessed oatmeal to lukewarm water. Let your dog stand in the tub for about 15 minutes while pouring the oatmeal-infused water all over his coat, then take him out of the tub without rinsing to give the oatmeal more time to work on his skin and coat. Stir the oatmeal into a bath of warm water and let your dog soak in the healing goodness. Dogs with skin allergies, infections, and other diseases which cause itchiness have been shown to gain immediate relief with this approach, too.