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Natural Remedies for Dog and Cat Skin Irritations
Your dog scratches all the time from morning to night, even at night, to the point of becoming a zany. But you’ve checked, he doesn’t have fleas or ticks, so you’re probably dealing with a skin problem. Often your animal is subject to a too dry skin, then as the anti-ageing care of your skin, use the vitamin E, it will be very beneficial for your animal.
Give him a total massage by applying vitamin E oil all over his body by massaging well to make penetrate. You can also regularly pour a few tablespoons into his bath water when washing him. If your dog is a Hollywood star, you can also give him vitamin E capsules. (Ask your vet for advice depending on your dog’s weight).
What to do about itchy skin?
Chamomile is great for relieving skin irritation in dogs and cats.
- Make an infusion of chamomile, pour it into a spray bottle and put it in the refrigerator,
- Apply daily to your pets directly to the skin, insist on the most irritated areas.
You can also give him oatmeal baths
- Put oatmeal (uncooked) or rolled oats in a sock or stocking and send a stream of warm water over it.
- Soak your dog (cats will rarely let you do this) in water for 5-10 minutes.
- Oatmeal shampoos are also available in pet stores.
In case of oozing or hot spots
Get out the fatal weapon, Aloe Vera :
Break off a piece of the plant and apply the thick juice directly to the affected area. Alternatively, you can find organic aloe vera gel in all good pharmacies.
Acute skin lesions, also known as “hot spots,” can make your pet miserable. If you see a developing hot spotcut and shave about 2 cm of hair around the wound to prevent further infection. Clean the wound with hydrogen peroxide on gauze or cotton wool, and after drying pour green clay directly on the wound (the hardest part will be to keep it from scratching). Do this twice a day until the wound begins to dry or a scab begins to form.
Treating skin problems with propolis (dog, cat)
For those who do not have the time to prepare potions, there are in the trade and on the internet skin care with propolis for dogs and cats Good quality, ready to use, very practical.
Against cuts, scratches and abrasions (dog or cat)
Tincture of calendula is indicated on wounds, it helps healing.
- Mix in 1 glass of water, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of tincture of calendula (pharmacy).
- Soak the injured paw in the solution.
- If the wound is on the body, put the solution on a cotton ball and apply gently to the injured area.
- Repeat the soak or application every 4 to 6 hours for the first 24 hours.
For bites or scratches (dog or cat)
Rinse fresh wounds and punctures with large amounts of this solution :
- To 1 glass of water add 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon Echinacea / hydraste tincture (drugstore).
- Hydrogen peroxide may also be used to clean wounds, but it may damage delicate tissue.
Wounds to cats can form abscesses. If the abscess drains, clean it with echinacea/hydraste solution. Always wear latex gloves when handling an abscess.
In summary As we can see, there is no shortage of natural solutions for treating our pets’ skin problems. You just need to know about them and how to use them. So, if tomorrow your dog or your cat finds itself with cutaneous lesions, will you use natural remedies or products (sometimes chemical) which one finds in the trade?