Dog Care : What to Do if a Dog Has Dry, Itchy Skin

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If a dog has dry, itchy skin, the best treatment is going to be medicated shampoo, which can moisturize the skin and prevent flaking. Find out how conditioner can …



  1. Shannon Wilkerson July 8, 2009 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the tips. I've been needing some advice on this for my JRT.

  2. loretta wilson November 5, 2009 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    If you comb out your dog with a wire brush before you bathe him he will have a bad reaction to the warm water because his skin will have microscopic tears in it. When it dries with a hair dryer the tears swell and "that" is what causes the itching. The remedy is "do Not" comb your dogs hair before a bath, only use cool water to very gently wash him (dont use your fingernails) and let him air dry. A viniger rince 25% & 75% water will also sooth the skin and get rid of flees to boot.

  3. LikeWhoaDestiny September 5, 2010 at 12:11 am - Reply

    I put eggs in my dogs food, and mix it very well, and his fur comes out very shiny, and not itchy. He is about eight lbs so, when his skin gets dry it spreads. So lately I have been using Eggs, and Oatmeal Shampoo. He is a French Bulldog Mix with Chihuahua. So it was definite that he was going to have itchy skin.

  4. eHow August 27, 2011 at 6:14 am - Reply

    @LikeWhoaDestiny What a great tip for coat care! Thanks!

  5. English-RC July 23, 2012 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    my dog has really red and flared toes i went to the vet today and got med shampoo and antibiotics but in the 5 minutes i was with the vet i wasnt told how to dose my dog i really dis like this vet surgery my other towns was brilliant plus half the price. can anybody point me to a demo vid plz.

  6. English-RC July 23, 2012 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    reading the lable i gave him 1.5 antibiotic and just rinced his feet , chest , and tail left it for 10mins then riced it off again and left him on a clean towell thats the method i got from reading the booklets.. i would prefer to do it in the bath but if i have to leave the shampoo on for 10 mins surly i have to sponge bath him.

  7. Wolfie2784 April 6, 2013 at 3:53 am - Reply

    I hate to say this but dry itchy skin needs to be treated from the inside out. Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids need to be added to the dogs food every day if feeding the dog a grocery type food. Another way is to gradually transition the dog over to a no grain food. Grain is a great contributor to skin allergies as well. Putting too many types of sprays or shampoos on the dogs coat could cause more irrigation. Fish oil works great as a supplement or buying a dog food that has no grain.

  8. mermaidmelodylilnike April 12, 2013 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    the raw eggs? or do u cook them?

  9. Ramon Heard Jr May 6, 2015 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    my wife is buying a grooming van here in Colorado. how long did it take before you start seeing a lot of clients and does the van advertisement help as far as advertising?

  10. Maka Albarn April 30, 2017 at 2:46 am - Reply

    Hi what type of shampoo do i use for dry itchy skin on my beagle

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