Can i use hydrogen peroxide on my dog for itching?

Asked By: Camren Kohler
Date created: Wed, Apr 21, 2021 6:36 PM
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Mix four cups of hydrogen peroxide with one-third cup baking soda and a small squirt of dishwashing liquid, and apply it liberally to your pet's coat, she says. Rinse well after about five minutes and repeat if necessary.
Answered By: Maribel Marvin
Date created: Thu, Apr 22, 2021 8:39 PM
Oatmeal is an age-old remedy for our dry, itchy skin that happens to be safe for use on our canine friends, too! In fact, most doggie hypoallergenic shampoos include oatmeal as an active ingredient to soothe and fight irritation. Start by grinding plain oatmeal into a powder to sprinkle in your dog's warm bath.
Make sure you have a 3-percent hydrogen peroxide solution. Higher concentrations are toxic and can cause serious damage. Administer the proper amount: the suggested dosage is 1 teaspoon per 5 pounds of the dog's body weight by mouth, with a maximum dose of 3 tablespoons for dogs who weigh more than 45 pounds.

This solution works wonders on dogs that have chronic yeast or bacterial infections in their ears.

Another ear cleaning solution you can mix at home is 1 part hydrogen peroxide to 1 part water.

Never use alcohol to clean your dog's ears.


50/50 Apple Cider Vinegar Water Spray

  1. Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a natural, safe relief for especially dry, itchy skin…
  2. To avoid getting vinegar in any open cuts, fill a spray bottle with 50% water and 50% ACV to target affected areas.
DO NOT use soaps, shampoos, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, herbal preparations, tea tree oil, or any other product to clean an open wound, unless specifically instructed to do so by your veterinarian. Some of these products are toxic if taken internally, while others can actually delay healing.

How to relieve itchy skin

  1. Apply a cold, wet cloth or ice pack to the skin that itches. Do this for about five to 10 minutes or until the itch subsides.
  2. Take an oatmeal bath…
  3. Moisturize your skin…
  4. Apply topical anesthetics that contain pramoxine.
  5. Apply cooling agents, such as menthol or calamine.

Here are some other of the most effective home remedies for treating dogs who are just so done with all the scratching:

  1. Dog Itching Remedies: Apple Cider Vinegar? – Absolutely!
  2. Aloe Vera.
  3. Baking Soda.
  4. Coconut Oil.
  5. Colloidal Oatmeal.
  6. Epsom Salt.
  7. Salmon Oil.
  8. Teabag Rinse.
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