Does your Frenchie deal with itchiness that drives you both up a wall? Just like us, dogs can also suffer from skin itchiness when comes in contact with a trigger. While some pooches may require a vet checkup, others can be treated in home conditions. Let’s discover what are the best natural remedies that can help your Frenchie get rid of itchiness.
What are the common causes for a French bulldog's itchy skin?
Your Frenchie might suffer from a food allergy in case he deals with severe skin itchiness. However, other symptoms can also occur, such as vomiting, diarrhea, excessive stomach flatulence, and lack of energy. In case you’ve noticed any other symptom except skin itchiness, our advice is to visit your vet. He might suggest you try feeding your pet with an elimination diet or BARF diet.
Environmental allergens such as seasonal pollen, dust, dirt, mold, and house cleaning products could be only some of the potential threats for your Frenchie. Besides skin itchiness, some dogs can also deal with watery eyes, runny nose, and sneezing.
Mosquitos, fleas, ticks, and other bug bites represent one of the worst nightmares for your French bulldog, especially during the summer season. Itchy symptoms may occur everywhere, and it’s extremely important to help your pet by applying different natural remedies and topical creams to release the uncomfortable feeling.
What natural remedies can help your French bulldog release itchiness?
An oatmeal bath can seriously help your Frenchie to calm the itchiness. It’s a widely known recipe that is used for decades and it’s also simple to prepare. You just need to buy the sugar-free oatmeal powder and boil it until it draws out the colloidal. You can also grind the oatmeal by yourself in case you can’t find the powder.
Let the mix cool off and then smear it onto your dog’s wet body. Wait for 10 min (try to distract your dog’s attention not to shake his body) and then rinse it off. Your pooch will also love to get a relaxing massage, so you can also do it by using the following Gentle Silicone Dog Shampoo Brush. It features soft silicone pins that will help the oatmeal to reach the skin.
Coconut oil is widely known as one of the best ingredients that help in dealing with dermatitis, seborrhea, insect bites, and itchy skin. Besides it smells wonderful, your dog will have a shiny and smooth coat after the application of this oil. You should gently massage the itchy spots on your Frenchie’s body, and rinse the coat only if you have applied a bigger amount of oil. Another tip for soothing inflammations in your dog’s body is to add a teaspoon of Coconut oil to his meal.
Green tea soaks
A green tea bath can be performed daily. The only thing you need to prepare is a bottle of cooled-off green tea that you’ll apply to affected areas on your batpig’s body. It can help dogs to get rid of the smelly scent, so that’s why you don’t have to rinse it off.
Chamomile tea soaks
Another tip for calming French bulldog itchy skin is to prepare a chamomile bath. You should fill the bathtub with lukewarm water and put 10 bags for several minutes.
Aloe Vera Gel Or Water
We bet everyone has heard of the healing effects Aloe Vera can provide. Therefore, you can also help your pooch to release redness, itchiness, and small cuts by applying Aloe Vera water or gel directly onto the affected spot.