If your dog tends to have sensitive, itchy, or dry skin, you might want to try a homemade dog shampoo that will bring relief. Adding ingredients such as aloe vera gel or glycerine can help relieve yourdog’s itchy and dry skin.
Apple Cider Vinegar for Dogs
Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar contains the “mother of vinegar” which has many beneficial enzymes for your pet’s health. It is also raw and unfiltered, so your dog will get the most benefit possible out of using apple cider vinegar.
Sponging apple cider vinegar dog’s coat after bathing can help remove soap residues and improve hair condition. The acidity and live enzymes in Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar will help to kill bacteria that cause flaking skin conditions. Soak your dog’s coat to the skin and let it air-dry. This same treatment is also said to repel fleas and ticks.
Apple cider vinegar can also be massaged into sore or sprained muscles. It is the foundation of many herbal liniments, relieving pain and inflammation.
ACV Dog Shampoo for Itchy Skin
1 quart of water
1 cup of baby shampoo or nontoxic dish soap
1 cup of white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup of glycerine OR 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
This homemade dog shampoo recipe’s addition of glycerine and aloe vera provide soothing elements for dogs with sensitive or dry skin.
Combine and apply the solution with a spray bottle or a thoroughly cleaned-out condiment bottle.
Work the homemade dog shampoo into your dog’s fur, particularly along with hard-to-reach areas down the spine, the base of the tail, the chest, and under the forearms, and let it soak in for at least five minutes before rinsing.