How to Soothe Your Dog’s Itchy Skin

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How to Soothe Your Dog’s Itchy Skin

Add a supplement to your pet’s diet

Adding a supplement with natural omega-3 fatty acids can help combat your pet’s itchy skin. Using a softchew supplement promotes healthy and smooth skin and a shiny coat. Most dogs abso-woof-ly love the flavor!

Avoid over-bathing

Shampooing your dog too often can strip their skin of natural oils and lead to dryness. For dogs that already struggle with dry and itchy skin, it’s best to limit their bathing through the fall and winter seasons to no more than every two weeks. If your dog needs a bath more often, consider a simple rinse with water. If your dog’s skin is already dry and itchy, an oatmeal bath may provide some relief.


In addition to removing dead skin and stimulating oil glands in their skin, brushing your dog with a soft-bristled may provide temporary relief from itchiness. Just make sure to be gentle and follow your dog’s lead on this one. If you see any signs of discomfort or irritation, quit.

Environmental considerations

Sometimes making changes to your pet’s environment can make a big difference in their skin. If you live in a colder climate and use your heater, your indoor air could be drying your pup’s skin out. Consider using a humidifier to add moisture to the air.

Rule out allergies

Allergies in humans often spike as the seasons change, and it’s no different for canines. If you think your pooch could be suffering from seasonal allergies, visit with your veterinarian. Your vet can help determine possible irritants and make suggestions for managing their comfort levels. Common allergens for dogs are trees, grasses, pollens, mold spores, and dander.