Hi and Welcome! Today we’re going to take a closer look at your dog’s dry skin. Many dogs have some form of dry skin and dander just like humans. This is due to lack of omega fatty acids in the dog’s daily diet. Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids are the fats that replenish your dog’s skin and the coat. Without them your dog’s skin will become dry and flaky and their coat brittle and coarse. Here are two ways to help restore moisture and shine to your dog’s skin and coat.
There are 3 easy ingredients you can incorporate into your dog’s diet to help relieve dry itchy skin, dander and thinning or balding coat. The first is a high grade fish oil. It provides the omega 3 fatty acid. Dinovite’s SuprOmega fish oil, is a great way to add a little flavor and help support your dog’s skin. Another great and affordable ingredient to add to your dog’s diet, is raw ground beef. It’s essential for getting their immune system back on track! It’s a healthy affordable option if you are low on cash. You can get a large roll and make enough meals for your pooch for up to four weeks at a time! easy and stress free! Here’s a video on how to make your own homemade dog food; Last but not least, It is recommended to add a nutritional supplement to cover all the minerals and vitamins your dog needs.
You may be under the impression that bathing your dog will dry his skin out. This is not always the case. Too frequent of bathing can make your dog’s skin dry, however it is also what you bathe him with, not just how often you bathe him, that really takes the toll on your dog’s itchy skin. To help relieve some of you dog’s itching and scratching, I recommend getting rid of anything in your cabinet that contains perfumes, artificial scents and other non-natural chemicals and ingredients. These artificial scents and chemicals can be a problem for not only dogs with sensitive skin, but humans as well. DogOsuds Essential Oil shampoos, are free of artificial scents and have no chemicals. It is made with a soft natural soap base and contains high quality essential oils of lavender, tea-tree (melaleuca) oil and coconut oil. These oils help to replenish the skin’s natural oils and help to soothe irritated and sensitive skin.
NOTE: Here in this article you can learn more about why a raw diet can help with skin and coat. I recommend reading this before proceeding. Basics of a raw diet
To start this home remedy for Dry dog skin, I recommend prepping him with a new diet to optimize your results. Along with changing your dog’s diet, we recommend bathing your dog with DogOsuds Essential Oil blend Shampoo. This blend contains tea-tree oil which has anti bacterial and anti fungal properties. Coconut oil and olive oil help restore and nourish dry itchy skin. When bathing him, suds him up and let the shampoo set for a few minuets before rinsing. (This helps the oils to absorb into his skin.)
After his bath if he has any sores or raw areas due to major scratching. We would recommend purchasing a small bottle of pure tea-tree oil, from your local grocery or pharmacy. (Many health/vitamin shops also carry this essential oil.) To help heal and disinfect your pooch’s wound. Dip a cotton ball or pad into a small amount of tea-tree oil. Apply directly to affected area. (If area is within licking distance, you may want to cover the area to prevent the oil from being licked off.)