We all know that the French bulldog itchy skin can progress into a severe condition if it’s not treated on time. Seeing that your dog scratching to blood is not only heartbreaking but it also points out to an underlying condition. Therefore, let’s find out how to naturally treat the French bulldog itchy skin. Note that these are the remedies that have helped a large number of dogs who struggled with this issue.
What are the best natural remedies for treating the French bulldog itchy skin?
Skin allergies are one of the most common issues that affect the dog’s quality of life. Our pooches can be allergic to anything found in their environment and even in their food. Many different medications can help in dealing with this issue. However, the safest option that won’t cause any side-effects is to use natural products.
Proper grooming and bathing
These are one of the most important hygienic routines to perform to keep a shiny and healthy coat on your pet. Using the right French bulldog shampoo is highly important because human and baby shampoos can damage the dog’s skin. Besides, they can dry the skin and make it itchy. Our suggestion is to use only certified dog shampoos. Search for those that are rich in natural ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Olive oil, Coconut oil, and oat.
These elements are known to provide a beneficial effect on the skin. Therefore, your lovely pooch won’t feel any sort of discomfort. Grooming the French bulldog’s coat is one more way to make his fur healthy and shiny. Combing not only helps in getting rid of dead hair, but it also affects the new hair growth.
We suggest you choose the following grooming glove for your Frenchie’s coat. It’s soft, elastic, and it helps in reaching all the places on a dog’s body.
Chamomile and mint soak
You can cool the irritated Frenchies skin by soaking the spots with the mix of these herbs for at least five minutes. Of course, the fur should be clean, and after applying the soak, you can also apply chamomile oil to calm and heal irritations. Chamomile is famous for its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It heals conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, so it’s one more reason why to use it.
Coconut oil provenly helps in treating different types of skin issues. You can us it by adding a spoon into your French bulldog’s diet or to apply it directly onto the skin. Coconut oil features a mix of three fats that contain an impressive list of fatty acids. Lauric acid 48%, caprylic acid 8%, and capric acid 7% found in Coconut oil provenly help in treating French bulldog itchy skin.
These are the conditions that you can treat with Coconut oil:
- Itchy ears
- Itchy paws
- Dry paws, nose, and skin
- Healing wounds
- Reduces inflammation
- Improve digestion and nutrient absorption (oral intake)
- Helps heal digestive disorders (oral intake)
Oatmeal baths for dogs
An oatmeal bath helps in soothing dry and itchy skin. It is a convenient and inexpensive home remedy that will make your Frenchie’s skin moist, elastic, and healthy. It’s also a recommended therapy for treating atopic canine dermatitis.
To prepare an oatmeal bath for your dog, you’ll need plain, unflavored oatmeal and water. For Frenchies, it’s enough to prepare one cup of oatmeal powder and mix it with two tablespoons of Olive oil and 2 cups of water. This milky solution should be poured into a bathtub filled with warm (not too hot) water. To occupy your Frenchie’s attention, we suggest you use toys and treats. Try to distract your dog from drinking the water from the bathtub even one of two sips won’t harm.
Let your dog spend about 10m min in the bathtub and make sure you massage each place on his body with this solution. To get a better effect, you can also pour this solution directly onto the wet Frenchie's coat, and wait for 10 min. After finishing with the process, rinse his coat with water, and gently dry it with a towel. Do not use a hairdryer because it can only worsen the condition.