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Your dog has an allergy if it suffers from rashes and has
lost a lot of fur. Rashes are common when a dog is allergic. You can try a few
home remedies to alleviate the allergy symptoms in your dog. The source of
allergens could be flora, fleas, and even food. Do consult the veterinarian if
The first action you take is to throw away the plastic food
dishes. If the water bowl is made of plastic, junk it. Plastic containers after
sometime develop minuscule cracks which may store bacteria. These causes
reactions in the body of susceptible dogs. If your canine is sensitive to
bacterial allergens in plastic food bowls, then feline acne would be seen.
There would be also pimples or rash around the chin and the lips. It could also
be around the ears or the eyes. Substitute plastic with ceramic, stainless, or
steel food bowls. Keep all utensils sparkly clean, Wash the dish and the bowl
in the dishwasher at least once every week.
Whatever you do, it is not advisable to apply tea tree oil
on your dog. The tea tree oil results in nasty allergies and may even cause
neurological reactions. Human acne medications must not be applied on dogs.
This is as the human skin is much more acidic compared to your dog's skin.
Irritation is a given when any human use product is applied to the dog. Use
Epsom salts to cure hot spots and allergies. Soak the infected area of the dog
with Epsom salts. Include areas like feline acne, feet, and hot spots. Repeat
twice every day. This stops infection and reduces swelling. The dog should not
ingest or drink Epsom salt containing water. Instead, use marshmallows as
treats. Dogs love marshmallows and best of all, they are low calorie.
Use complete oil
The best way to treat dandruff and dry skin in your dog is
to add complete oil to its diet. Examples of oils of this kind include corn,
sunflower, and peanut. These oils contain all essential fatty acids. Give from
one to a maximum of three teaspoons of
such oil with every meal to your dog. The amount of oil depends on the size of
the dog. Do not give in excess however. Oils are fattening and a dog can suffer
from pancreatitis if you feed it excessive amounts of fat.
Use an oatmeal soak to
soothe your dog's itchy skin. This is a mix of oatmeal in water. Rub the blend
into the skin of the canine to relieve dry skin. It will also soothe the
itchiness. The oatmeal blend should preferably be kept on the dog's skin for
about 10 minutes. Rinse the blend off by using warm water.