Your dog or cat does not stop scratching or itching but has no parasites? So it certainly has a skin problem, such as irritation due to too dry skin (atopic), or even a food allergy. In this case, go for the natural discovering of 6 home remedies that will relieve your ball of hair recommended by Remedes Animaux.
Note that a visit to the veterinarian is still necessary to determine the exact cause of itching of your companion.
Cook oatmeal in a pan of water until it is soft and moist. Let the mixture cool down. Then apply some oat paste directly to the irritated areas of your pet. You can also give her a bath with a shampoo containing oats to relieve her itching.
Be careful, oats should only be used if the dog or cat does not have a fungal problem (fungi).
Aloe Vera has many virtues, including that of moisturizing the skin and relieve itching in our animals. Buy 100% aloe vera gel and apply it, using a soaked cotton padz to the affected area.
Be sure to make a clean bandage where the aloe vera has been applied to prevent the animal from licking it. Note that aloe vera is harmful to dogs and cats (only mixed aloe vera is), but it will prevent your hairball from swallowing the whole product before it can take effect.
Just brew two bags of green tea in a cup of hot water. Once the water is cool and the tea bags are discarded, rinse your pet’s skin with this tea and let it dry. Green tea should help relieve the itching.
Like green tea, chamomile, but also calendula, is effective in soothing skin irritations. You can also use it as a rinse.
Another technique is to infuse chamomile tea and then put the preparation in a sprayer. Let everything cool in the refrigerator. You can then spray the irritated skin areas of your pet.
An itchy dog or cat may have deficiencies of omega-3 fatty acids, which are responsible for the health of the skin. In this case, do not hesitate to give your pet, in addition to his usual diet, flax seed oil, salmon oil or olive oil, rich in fatty acids 1 tablespoon per day for 6 weeks).
Vitamins A, C and E are also effective in soothing the itch. By the way, your faithful friend may be allergic to cereals contained in low-end foods. Hence the interest of opting for quality foods and meat.
In shampoo or soothing oil, essential oils can be used for many ailments. To do this, nothing more simple, insert the following preparation into one of these two products (in 240 ml of veterinary shampoo or 120 ml of olive oil) to fight against itching in your dog or cat :
- 7 drops of lavender (Lavandula augustifolia),
- 5 drops of Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens),
- 6 drops of German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita),
- 6 drops of carrot seeds (Daucus carota).