Seeing a dog scratch is pretty normal. However, there is a point when scratching becomes too much, and something you need to address. If your dog is scratching itself all throughout the day, something is wrong.
Dogs can scratch themselves for a number of reasons, the first you think of is fleas. However, others quite simply might have dry skin.
Discover how to stop excessive dog scratching early with these 3 grooming tips.
Use Sensitive Skin Dog Shampoo
The most important thing to do for dogs with itchy skin is to utilize a specialized sensitive skin shampoo. These shampoos are void of chemicals which are known to cause inflammation and itchiness.
Petals and Tails pet shampoo is ideal for dogs and cats with skin allergies as its hypoallergenic, PH balanced and 100 % natural (no funky ingredients here!)
The special formula combines CBD oil, hemp seed oil, coconut oil, aloe vera, oatmeal, avocado oil and real floral extracts to help your pet maintain a healthy coat and skin layer while also providing moisture and relief to irritated and sensitive skin.
Discover the key ingredients in all our pet shampoos and the benefits they have:
Hemp Seed Oil
Helps to make your pet’s coat soft and shin. It acts as a healing oil for dogs with psoriasis, eczema and other skin rashes while relieving itchiness and dryness. Hemp seed oil also comes with a perfect balance of omega 6 and omega 3, fatty acids found in nature.
Moisturizing Coconut Oil
Reduces allergic reaction and improves skin health while leaving your pet’s fur soft and glossy. Coconut oil helps to clear up skin conditions such as eczema, flea allergies, contact dermatitis and itchy skin.
Cooling Aloe Vera
Aloe vera helps hydrate and maintain healthy skin and coat. Aloe vera has natural anti-inflammatory effects.
Moisturizes and soothes itchy skin, helping to relieve symptoms of allergies such as dry skin and hot spots. It also helps clean and soften your pet's coat.
Avocado contains vitamin E and Omega 3 fatty acids, these decrease inflammation in the body whilst also acting as a great moisturizer for skin.
Routinely Check For Fleas
The first thing people think of when they notice their dog scratching more than usual is fleas. These tiny parasites make their way into dogs’ manes from just about everywhere. However, they are much more common outside.
If your dog gets fleas, and these fleas are not quickly removed, he or she is is going to be itching like crazy in no time.
The longer you allow the problem to persist, the more severe it will become. Existing fleas will lay eggs, allowing new fleas to hatch and feed off of your beloved pet.
This is why it’s vitally important to check your dog for fleas on a regular basis. At the very least, you should be checking every week.
To check for fleas, place your dog atop a white sheet. After your dog is on the sheet, run a brush deeply through your dog’s fur. If fleas appear on the sheet after you have run the brush, your dog has a flea problem.
This last one comes hand in hand with checking regularly for fleas. It’s a good routine and allows you to bond with your dog if you brush them often. It then reminds you to give them a proper check over for fleas and general health.
Brushing your dog’s fur with a specialized dog brush will not only help to keep fleas at bay, it will allow the natural oils on your dog’s mane to be distributed. This will moisturize the skin, and prevent it from becoming dry.
If your dog has long hair, you need to brush it around every week. If it has short hair, it can usually be accommodated by a bi-weekly brush.
SUCCESS STORIES OF PETS USING CBD SHAMPOOS AND BALSM FOR SENSITIVE SKIN AND SKIN ALLERGIES
Kerry - Smells So Good - Lavender Fields Forever CBD Shampoo
" I've been a professional groomer for 10 years now and have tried a lot of brands of shampoo in the past. My dogs get pretty gross and smelly from being in daycare 5 days a week. This smells amazing and lasts! I usually have to use a special shampoo on my little mutt since a lot of shampoos make her itchy. She hasn't itched once since using it!! Will be buying a lot more!! "
Kali.W - Absolutely Amazing! - Lavender Fields Forever CBD Shampoo
" I was super excited to find a CBD dog shampoo for both my pups! One of my dogs, Bandit a border collie, suffers from extreme allergies and sensitive skin. Almost anything flares up his allergies. Thankfully the hemp is soothing against his skin and VERY helpful for their fur! Both Bandit and my other puppy, River’s fur have grown so SOFT with just using this a couple of times. Not to mention how good they smell after their baths 😍 no more stinky, itchy dogs here! "
Stephanie - This Balm Is Amazing! - Orchid Balm With Honey
"My boy was going through a pretty bad allergic reaction. His hair was falling out, his skin was inflamed and drying out. While we dealt with the reaction I still needed something to keep his skin from peeling. I bought @petalsandtails Exotic orchid balm with honey. I already knew about the healing effects of honey, combined with CBD and other natural ingredients it's been working wonders. His skin is no longer red, and the peeling has stopped completely. He doesn't try to rub it off and it absorbs quickly, so no mess. Plus it smells amazing! I know a lot of bully breeds have skin problems, and I really can't recommend this enough. "