close
    what to do for a dog who has bad itching?

    my dog itches bad and has dry skin but no flees what can I do for him?

    +2  Views: 383 Answers: 4 Posted: 11 years ago

    4 Answers

    He might have a food allergy. Many dogs are allergic to grains. Try changing your dog food to grain-free, and add a bit of vegetable oil to his food.
    Do not bath him. Bathing him will dry his skin more. You may not see fleas but if he has even one flea and has a flea allergy, he will itch like crazy. Go to your pet store and see if they sell brewers yeast. Brewer's yeast is a great source of B vitamins such as biotin, trace minerals such as zinc, proteins, and amino acids. The amino acids and vitamins can help make your dog's skin healthier and its coat shinier. Brewer's yeast is also a common natural remedy for dogs with fleas.

    Best bet instead of having people guess, would be to take your dog to the vet and find out the exact cause so he may be treated properly. Imagine if your body was one big constant itch. You'd go to a doctor for relief, right? ;)

    My Dog had the same thing 2 yrs. ago. My vet told me to use Benadryl and it worked for my Dog.
    Take the poor thing to the vet and find out what it's problem really is before wasting money on all kinds of stuff that might not work.


    Top contributors in Dogs category

     
    ROMOS
    Answers: 169 / Questions: 0
    Karma: 14310
     
    Colleen
    Answers: 245 / Questions: 2
    Karma: 10680
     
    Benthere
    Answers: 14 / Questions: 0
    Karma: 10465
     
    jhharlan
    Answers: 110 / Questions: 5
    Karma: 9405
    > Top contributors chart
    448532
    questions
    718043
    answers
    721452
    users