Let’s face it, dogs scratch and chew themselves quite often. However when your dog continually scratches to the point of excess your furry friend may very well have skin allergies. Dog’s like humans suffer from allergic reactions caused by many different things, only canine allergies affect the skin and most human reactions affect the sinuses.
When dogs eat mostly dry processed food they could be lacking the digestive enzymes they need to digest their food. If this is the case than the dogs immune system will become compromised and could easily develop skin allergies.
You see, when dogs eat raw food their chewing ruptures the cell membranes and releases the enzymes contained within the food cells. In turn they are getting the natural enzymes and amino acids that help keep the canine’s immune system strong. Flaxseed, particularly cold pressed 99.9% pure, is full of omega-3 fatty acids and B vitamins which have numerous dog health benefits. If you choose to supplement flaxseed in your canine’s diet introduce it slowly with a maximum of ½ to 3 teaspoons daily, depending on the size of your dog.
Colloidal oatmeal works great to help relieve dry skin patches and other itchy rashes because of its anti-itch properties. Colloidal oatmeal is simply oats ground into an extremely fine powder. Also, never soak in hot water because heat is a skin irritant.