Itchy Dog June 14 2016, 1 Comment

If your dog is suffering from itchy skin problems.  There are a couple of things to try before getting drugs from the vet. First, try regular coconut oil with a few drops of lavender essential oil mixed in and apply to the hot areas. There are other essential oils that may be helpful, but introduce one at a time to make sure that the dog is not allergic to the oils.  Next, take a look at the dog's food. The artificial colors, flavors and preservatives can all be potential allergens. Consider changing to a more natural food. If your dog is bathed or groomed regularly, switch to a more gentle shampoo, maybe a castile soap. If you have had success with your dog's allergy problems, please post!