If you’ve ever seen your dog dig their paws deep into their fur repeatedly, you know they have an itching problem. Just like any other animal, dogs can develop itchy skin all the time for a number of reasons. This problem can often be as small as not having taken a bath regularly or as bad as a full blown flea infection. No matter what the reason, no dog owner wants to see their dog being uncomfortable from itchy skin.
However, finding the right remedy isn’t always easy or cheap. Taking a visit to your local vet can easily rack up a sizeable amount of money even if it ends up being a basic checkup. Pet shampoos, itching powders, and sprays that you buy at your local store are no better and they can even contain harmful chemicals for your dog. That’s why we’re going to be looking at different ways to make homemade dog anti itch spray so you can have a natural alternative for your dog.
Why Do Dogs Scratch
Even the furriest of dogs have an outer layer of skin underneath just like us. This skin is prone to itching just as much as it for humans or other animals. When your dog’s skin gets itchy, it could indicate a number of things.
One of the more common reasons for your dog to itch can be from irritations caused by dry skin or seasonal hot spots. Your dog could also be suffering from acute allergies or even some external parasites like fleas, ticks, and lice. Luckily, you can try to cure them right at home.
A great way to treat your dog’s uncontrollable itching is to make homemade dog anti itch spray. We’ll be looking at some popular spray recipes below:
Apple Cider Vinegar Spray
Apple cider vinegar is great for killing off stray fungal and bacterial infections off your dog’s skin. This recipe works wonders for dogs that like to get messy while playing.
To make this spray, all you need is some apple cider vinegar, water, and some green tea for soothing effects. All you have to do is brew some green tea and mix it with equal parts of water and apple cider vinegar. Add to a spray bottle once it cools, and you’re done.
Aloe Vera Spray
Aloe Vera is well known for its soothing anti-inflammatory properties on different areas of the skin. You can use this to great effect on dogs that are suffering from itchy skin because of swelling, rashes, and burns. You can even add in some oatmeal for its anti-oxidizing and soothing properties.
To make this spray, you will need Aloe Vera gel, some oats that have been ground into a powder, and water. Simply take a teaspoon of the ground up oats and mix them in warm water. Add in 2 or 3 teaspoons of Aloe Vera and mix the solution thoroughly before putting it into a spray bottle.
Rosemary contains essential oils that are known to repel all kinds of parasites. You can use this simple spray to keep bugs and external parasites away from your dog’s skin. It can be a great alternative to buying expensive powders and sprays in pet stores.
To make this spray, all you need is fresh rosemary and water. All you have to do is to add rosemary into the water with a 1:2 ratio and bring it to a boil. Once cooled, you can just add the contents into a spray bottle.
Chamomile and Peppermint Tea Spray
Chamomile is widely accepted for its ability to manage skin irritations. This recipe combines the skin repairing properties of chamomile tea with the soothing effect of peppermint tea.
To make the recipe, you will need chamomile tea, peppermint tea, and water. Add two tea bags or chamomile tea in a cup of water and let it brew. Do the same with the peppermint tea and let both teas cool at room temperature before putting them into the fridge. Once cooled, mix them in equal parts and add them into the spray bottle.