For itchy skin due to allergies (food, contact (atopy), seasonal) or other causes
- Supports a healthy immune response to allergens
- Soothes discomfort caused by incessant scratching
- Targetsthe underlyingroot cause to restore healthy skin
- Helps maintain skin health
Order Itch Support Gold todayfor relief of your dog's itching, scratching, and itchy paws.
- 90-day money-back guarantee
- 2 oz(59 ml) is a 1-month supply for most dogs (up to 50 lbs)
- 4 oz(118 ml) is a 1-month supply for most large dogs
What is Itch Support Gold?
Itch Support Gold is a combination of nine herbal ingredients for skin-related symptoms when canines come into contact with an allergen (a substance that triggers an allergic reaction).* For some dogs, skin allergies are a constant condition;for others it may be seasonal or only occasional. Skin conditions due to allergies are an increasingly common disorder in pets and are a frequent causefor visits to the vet.
Itch Support Gold addresses the physiological mechanisms that can cause the skin (including on the paws)to become red and sometimes unbearably itchy.It works with the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine to target the underlying imbalance and restore health from the inside out,without the harmful side effects commonly associated with long-term use of prescription medications.
*Itch Support Gold isnotfor acute or severe allergic reactions. It doesnotaddress emergency allergy situations such as anaphylaxis.
If your dog requires immediate or emergency medical attention, please call your veterinarian or nearest veterinary clinic.
What is Itch Support Gold Used For?
Just as people can experience allergic reactions of all kinds, dogs are also susceptible to irritants and allergens they encounter in their environment or in their diet. Some dog breeds have a greater incidence of allergies that can affect their skin, which may decrease with age.
For canines, the primary way an allergy manifests is through the skin. Flare-ups are often chronic and/or recurring, and despite many efforts, become a condition that must be managed. Finding out the cause of the allergy can be a long but necessary process.
The allergen is introduced into the body in one of four ways. It may be:
- Something your dog has come into physical contact with
- Something in their diet
- An airborne allergen that has been inhaled
- From a flea bite (usually from flea saliva)
If the body is sensitized to that particular allergen, it will react as if it is under attack and an allergic reaction will ensue.
Naturally, the most beneficial approach is to remove the allergen or limit exposure if the allergen is known; however, there may be cases in which this is difficult (such as with a grass allergy).
Allergies that affect the skin may appear as:
- Increased and sometimes incessant itching and scratching and/or licking
- Moist skin, dry/flakey skin or scabbing
- Itchy ears (and possible ear infections)
- Swollen and itchy paws
The itching may be all over the body or localized in one area. Your dog's behavior may also change, since a constant state of itchy discomfort can quickly lead to irritability, disrupted sleep, exhaustion and snapping. If repeated scratching causes the skin to break, this can create an opportunity for an infection.
Rather than mask or temporarily suppress the symptoms, Itch Support Gold helps to support a healthy immune response to allergens. The herbal combination works synergistically to decrease itchiness, whether it is pervasive or only in certain areas. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the name for this type of remedyis termed an External Wind formula. The element of "wind" can refer to symptoms that appear suddenly, change quickly, and affect the surface (like the skin).
Most dogs will not react to the compounds they encounter in the home or outdoors, so what can cause skin allergies or sensitivities? For dgos that have a sensitive immune system, the most common allergens are environmental allergens (contact allergy or atopy), food allergens, flea allergy, or a secondary reaction from another health issue.
Examples of Common Allergens:
- Pollens and grasses
- Dust, dust mites, and molds
- Fragrances and other chemicals including those found in most laundry detergents, pet shampoos, and household cleaners
- Cigarette smoke
- Prescription medication (including flea medication or medicated flea products)
- Insect bites (including fleas)
- Dander and feathers (may be in pillows, duvets, or bedspreads)
- Foods such as dairy products, beef products, soy, wheat, corn, chicken, and chicken by-products
- Foods or treats containing food-coloring
Itch Support Gold provides support and maintenance for allergies that affect your dog's skin and the itchy, red, dry or moist unpleasant symptoms that result from allergic responses.
Allergic responses may also cause respiratory-related symptoms such as:
- Runny, itchy nose
- Breathing difficulties due to an airborne allergy
For respiratory-type symptoms related to allergies,consider Pet WellbeingNettle-Eyebright Gold.
Always seek the consultation of your veterinarian as needed.
A note from our veterinarian...
This remedy works for hot spots regardless of the allergy. Itchy paws are also a common reason dogs are brought to see their vet. Itch Support Gold does not contain pharmaceutical ingredients and results will depend on the severity of the condition and length of time since it began. Expect symptoms to gradually lessen over days or weeks. Results vary for each canine patient.
Once desired results are achieved, the formula may be discontinued and reintroduced when necessary. The formula does not need to be used constantly and is meant to be used when symptoms appear.
This formula was developed to be potent and effective in the shorter term, yet also work to support the underlying issues that cause the allergic response to flare up. This is nature's anti-itch formula.
Prevention and Avoidance:
Once you have identified the cause of your dog's skin reaction, try to eliminate exposure as much as possible. Sometimes this is possible and sometimes it's not. Remember that allergies are sometimes caused by multiple factors and your dog may be able to tolerate a certain amount of exposure before the factors compound and a reaction occurs.
As an example, a dog may be sensitive to laundry detergent, to dust mites, and to flea bites. There may be a little itching on the average day but a big reaction to a flea bite. It is a big reaction because the immune system is already trying to deal with the first two allergens. When a third allergen is introduced, the scales tip. In this case, the immune system can respond to two allergens but not three. This is what is meant by compounding factors.
Try to eliminate all allergens as much as possible and you will hopefully see less reaction, or none, when there is occasional exposure to any of the offending irritants. Have a look at the list of common allergens that may be right in your household or in your dogs living environment.
Similar to humans, dogs may build up sensitivities to foods that are eaten daily, without a break. Just like humans, dogs are healthiest with a varied diet. Be sure to switch your dog's foods at least from time-to-time. The most common foods that cause sensitivity or allergies in dogs are: beef products, dairy products, chicken and chicken by-products, soy, corn, wheat and artificial food coloring.
If food allergies are known or suspected, you may wish to try some homemade dog food recipes with simple ingredients. Your veterinarian may suggest an elimination diet, starting only with very simple foods and slowly introducing other ingredients. With the simplified diet, the symptoms should disappear. Then, when the allergen food is given, the symptom will flare up suddenly, and you will know to avoid that particular food in the future.
A species-appropriate raw food diet may also be an excellent alternative if your dog has food sensitivities (or doesn't). Look for a trusted source of raw dog food in your area and follow the appropriate health and safety precautions to serve it. Frozen blocks are portioned for different sizes of dogs and are thawed before serving. Make sure the protein source is not one that your dog is sensitive to and look for meat raised without hormones or antibiotics. Feeding raw food is very easy and may be a more cost-effective option than "designer" allergy diets sold commercially. With food allergies, "simple" is better. Itch Support Gold may only be of minimal help if your canine continues to eat a diet that elicits an allergic response.
Make sure your dog receives a diet high in nutrients. Consider supplementation of vitamins, minerals, and especially omega-3 essential fatty acids. Omega-3's have been shown to provide the body with support for inflammation, better ability to regenerate healthy new skin cells, and are extremely beneficial for allergic skin problems. Pet WellbeingSPARK Daily Nutritional Supplementcontains nutrients and superfoods from whole-food sources along with probiotics and enzymes for overall good health.
It is suggested to work with your veterinarian to uncover the causes of your dog's allergic responses and work out a treatment plan that you feel is the most beneficial. Please keep informed of any and all side effects (especially long-term effects) that may result from prescription medications like steroids and antibiotics.
Bathe your dog regularly:
Use a shampoo that you know will not further irritate your dog's skin. Remember that shampoos are another potential irritant, particularly if they contain fragrance or harsh detergents.
Minimize insect bites:
You can do so by applying a natural, non-synthetic repellent. Use these often in seasons when biting insects are active in your area. Remember that sensitivities to fleas or flea saliva may cause reactions long after the fleabite has occurred. Allergies to fleabites are a common cause of allergic reactions on the skin.
Allergy or Just Dry Skin?
A lower indoor or outdoor humidity can cause dryness in the air and skin can become dry and itchy. Monitor whether your dog starts to itch when you turn on the heat or air-conditioning in your home, or when the air becomes drier with a change of seasons. You can test the humidity in your house with a hygrometer from a hardware or home improvement store. An optimal humidity range is considered to be 35-50%. If the air in your home becomes too dry, a humidifier can provide the necessary humidity your dog (and you) may need to stay comfortable and healthy.
Allergic-type symptoms may be clues that your dog has another type of disorder, so please have your cat examined and diagnosed by a veterinarian.
Does it Come With a Guarantee?
Yes! Itch Support Gold comes with a 90-day, money-back guarantee.
Why Choose Itch Support Gold for Your Canine Friend?
- Certified Organic and Selectively Chosen Herbs:Our formulas are prepared from organically grown andselectively chosen herbs that meet the highest quality standard. All raw materials are tested for identification and purity.
- Good Manufacturing Practices: All of our formulas are manufactured in a facility that adheres to Good Manufacturing Practices.
- Full-Spectrum Extract: The full biochemical spectrum of the herbs is preserved to ensureoptimal potency.
- Every Batch Tested: Every batch of ourItch Support Gold is tested to ensure the highest quality and potency. Every single batch.
- FDA-Registered Facility: Our manufacturing facility is FDA registered. trict quality control procedures are meticulously monitored.
- FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine Guidelines: PetWellbeing.com complies with the provisions of the CVM's good guidance practices for pet dietary supplements. All ingredients and caution statements adhere to these national guidelines.
- It's Guaranteed: In addition to the superior quality of our products, you are also protected by our 90-day, money-back guarantee.
Who Makes Itch Support Gold?
Itch Support Gold is made by Pet Wellbeing, founded in 2001. Our goal? To bring the wisdom and experience of our caring holistic veterinarians to your pet. When your pet is healthy, you are happy.
To fulfill our vision, our on-staff, holistic veterinarians have developed formulas using time-honored, traditional uses of herbs and integrated the latest scientific research. It is our aim to produce the best products for your pet that we can.
Administer Itch Support Gold twice daily:
- Under 30 lb: Give one drop per 2 lb (1 kg) of body weight
- 30 - 34 lb: 0.75 ml
- 35 - 44 lb: 1.0 ml
- 45 - 64 lb: 1.25 ml
- 65 - 79 lb: 1.5 ml
- 80 - 99 lb: 1.75 ml
- 100 - 119 lb: 2.0 ml
- 120+ lb: 2.25 ml
Shake well before use. Does not require refrigeration.
BEST way to give drops:Add drops to a small portion of a favorite food or treat and ensure the entire amount is consumed. Itch Support Gold is enhanced with delicious, natural bacon flavor. We recommend administration of the drops in a way that yourdog will like best.
Once desired results are achieved, the formula may be discontinued and reintroduced when necessary. It does not need to be taken constantly and is meant to be used when symptoms appear.
- If animal's condition worsens or does not improve, stop product administration and consult your veterinarian.
- Not to be usedduring pregnancy or nursing.
- Not to be usedduring diarrhea.
- May have a hypoglycemic effect; monitor blood sugar closely if using with blood-sugar-lowering drugs.
- Contains Licorice root: Use caution with cardiac or kidney disease.Use caution with steroids.
- Excessive use may contribute to water retention or hypertension.
- An examination from a veterinarian is recommended prior to using this product.
- Not for human consumption. Keep out of reach of children and animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.
Itch Support Gold is Formulated With:
- Dong Quai root (Angelica sinensis):An herb of Eastern Asia, its many uses include helping to carry oxygen to tissues, supporting normal blood flow, and promoting normal responses to allergens. The effects of Dong Quai may be due to its inhibitions of thromboxane A2 formation and prostaglandin E2 production.
- Tribulus fruit (Tribulus terrestris):In combination with these other herbs, Tribulus has been shown to help maintain skin health.
- Rehmannia root (Rehmannia glutinosa):This steamed root is a vital herb used widely in the traditional Chinese herbal repertory and contain vitamins C, A and some B vitamins. It is best known for its "tonic" properties to fortify the blood, increase vitality and support capillary integrity. It is used here to stabilize Yin and fortify and move the blood.
- Chinese Peony root (Paeonia lactiflora):This root has a normalizing effect on allergies, particularly on certain skin allergies.
- Schizonepeta aerial parts (Nepeta tenuifolia):Schizonepeta has superoxide scavenging activity, which might explain its common use for itchy skin issues. It is thought to exert an effect by reducing histamine release and inhibiting substance-P-induced itching in animals.
- Siler root (Saposhnikovia divaricata):Good for liver Qi stagnation, common when itchy skin needs support. It also helps the body's natural mechanisms of flushing toxins for excretion.
- Ligusticum root (Ligusticum wallichii):Similar to North American Osha and Lovage. It has properties to support the body's normal defenses from viral and microbial infections. Osha has also been used by Native American and Hispanic cultures for seasonal allergies.
- Astragalus root (Astragalus membranaceus):One of the best known "adaptogens", Astragalus is a replenishing herb for normal recovery from illness. It protects against free radicals and is widely used for immune health.
- Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza uralensis):This root is used to harmonize the formula and allows herbal synergy of all the ingredients.
...450 mg per ml
Herbs are certified organic or selectively imported.
Inactive ingredients: Deionized water, natural bacon flavor, vegetable glycerin.
- Fish Oil. The Omega-3 fats found in fish oil help reduce inflammation, which can lessen the intensity of many allergies. ...
- Coconut Oil. Coconut oil can improve many skin conditions including itchiness and dryness. ...
- Digestive Enzymes. ...
- Quercetin. ...
Hydrocortisone cream for dogs is often used to treat the following problems: Calm irritations such as rashes and bug bites. Skin allergies.How do you break the itch scratch cycle in dogs? ›
To stop the self-perpetuating itch and scratch cycle, the dog is generally kept on the prednisone or antihistamine at the start of the diet trial. The reason for this is that once a dog starts itching, the scratching can initiate its own inflammation, which causes the dog to itch even more.Why won't my dog stop itching when I try everything? ›
Fleas and mites are some of the most common causes of itchy dogs. Most of the time, if your dog seems to be scratching excessively, it's because she has fleas. She may also have mites, which are similar parasites but aren't the same thing as fleas.What foods should dogs with skin allergies avoid? ›
Beef, corn, dairy, and wheat are some of the most problematic ingredients. It may seem counterintuitive, but it can take a long time for symptoms of food allergies to become apparent. Often dog's appear to 'suddenly' become allergic to a food that they have been eating for months.Can I give my dog Zyrtec instead of Apoquel? ›
Zyrtec is a popular second-generation antihistamine first prescribed to people. However, more and more veterinarians have started prescribing it to dogs in pain with pruritus caused by allergic dermatitis. The reason for this is Zyrtec is rather low-risk, however, it's not as effective as the drug Apoquel.How can I soothe my dog's itchy skin? ›
Chamomile, calendula, and green tea have properties that soothe and cool irritated skin and reduce inflammation, making them great additions in a dog bath for itchy skin. These soaks are best for dogs who have hot, itchy patches of skin that are at risk of getting rubbed raw.How can I soothe my dogs itchy skin at home? ›
- Chamomile and Herbal Tea Soaks. ...
- Apple Cider Vinegar. ...
- Oatmeal Bath. ...
- Epsom Salt Baths. ...
- Aloe Vera. ...
- Coconut Oil. ...
- Unsweetened Plain Yogurt.
Benadryl is commonly used to treat itchiness in dogs caused by skin allergies, and it also reduces many of the other symptoms of allergies, including: AKC is a participant in affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to akc.org.Should I put hydrogen peroxide on a dog scratch? ›
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 delay healing.
Pruritus in dogs is the sensation in the skin that causes them to scratch. It is a symptom caused by dry skin, allergies, parasites, or other underlying conditions. Anxiety and boredom can cause dogs to lick, chew, and bite as a response. Changing your dog's diet may be the key to stopping obsessive licking behavior.Can I put olive oil on my dog itchy skin? ›
You can apply olive oil on your dog's itchy or dry skin for fast relief since it can penetrate deeply and moisturize. You can add 5 to 10 drops of olive oil in a cup of water and apply the mixture to your dog's skin or use an olive oil-based conditioning spray.Why is my dog still itching but no more fleas? ›
If your dog is itching but doesn't have fleas, it's a good idea to visit your vet. The problem can be due to an allergy, an infection, or another cause.Why does my dog keep itching but hasn't got fleas? ›
If your dog is still itching, but he doesn't have fleas or a food allergy, he may have some environmental allergies to things like pollen or dander. A nutrition change may not do much in the way of relief, but your veterinarian may recommend a therapeutic food to improve your dog's skin health.Is it normal for my dog to itch everyday? ›
It's normal for dogs to scratch themselves occasionally, but if you notice your dog scratching nonstop, this may be a sign of a problem. There are many reasons your dog may be itchy. Scratching is often caused by fleas or other parasites, but it can also be a sign of an underlying disease like hypothyroidism.What are the top 3 food allergies in dogs? ›
"The most common food allergens in dogs are proteins..." The most common food allergens in dogs are proteins, especially those from dairy, beef, chicken, chicken eggs, soy, or wheat gluten. Each time a pet eats food containing these substances, the antibodies react with the antigens, and symptoms occur.What meat are dogs least allergic to? ›
- #1) Venison. Venison, the ingredient name for deer meat, is one of the most popular novel dog food proteins on the market. ...
- #2) Rabbit. Like venison, rabbit is also a novel protein. ...
- #3) Duck. ...
- #4) Kangaroo. ...
- #5) Bison.
**If your dog has food allergies to grains, you may want to avoid rice. That said, rice is gluten-free, so if your dog needs to avoid gluten, white rice will be OK. See our article for the best dog food for food allergies when you're diagnosing food allergens.What over-the-counter is equal to Apoquel? ›
Yucca and quercetin are also great natural alternatives to Apoquel. Yucca has an effect similar to steroid drugs without the harmful side effects. Quercetin is a plant derivative that acts as a natural antihistamine and is a great option for dogs whose itching is reduced by Benadryl.Is Benadryl or Zyrtec better for dogs? ›
Other safe antihistamines for dogs include Claritin (loratadine) and Zyrtec (cetirizine). They produce less sedation than Benadryl does but could still make your dog drowsy. Warning: Make sure your OTC allergy medicine only contains antihistamines.
Oclacitinib (Apoquel®) is a JAK inhibitor used for the treatment of allergic skin conditions and itching in dogs. Oclacitinib is available in oral formulation for dogs, like the human JAK inhibitors, but oclacitinib has not been studied for use in humans and is not approved by the US FDA for use in humans.What food can I give my dog for itchy skin? ›
Fish-based diets are often the first recommendation for itchy dogs, as they are at the same time a novel protein diet and contain high levels of natural fish oil, making them similar to a 'skin care diet'. This means they are likely to help with any type of skin allergy.Can I put Vaseline on my dog to stop itching? ›
It's probably best not to put Vaseline or any other petroleum-based product on your dog. When your dog is itchy, flaky, red, or bumpy, it's always best to consult with your veterinarian first. There could be a more serious underlying issue happening, such as food allergies or a parasite infection.Will Vaseline help my dog's itchy skin? ›
While vaseline might feel soothing, there is no scientific evidence that it works. Furthermore, if your pup has a rash or skin irritation, your best bet is to consult your vet and get a diagnosis and appropriate treatment for whatever is going on.Is there a soothing spray for itchy dog skin? ›
Nutri-Vet Anti-Itch Spray is veterinarian formulated to provide immediate relief to an itchy dog. This spray treats minor skin pain and irritations caused by insect bites, abrasions, hot spots, cuts, and allergic dermatitis.Can white vinegar help dog's itchy skin? ›
This compound is antifungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral. When you use white vinegar for your dog's itchy skin, it clears bacteria from skin infections. White vinegar also helps other conditions like acne, seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, and yeast.Can I rub coconut oil on my dog? ›
Coconut oil can add moisture to your dog's skin and prevent flaking. It also helps freshen up a dog's coat if used with a light touch. To use it topically, simply rub a very small amount onto your hands and then gently pat the coat, run your fingers through the fur, and massage a little down onto the skin.Can I use Benadryl on my dog for itching? ›
For most dogs, the appropriate dosage of Benadryl is perfectly safe. It will begin to reduce symptoms like skin rashes in about an hour. Getting the dosage right is important because most Benadryl tablets are intended for humans. Some dogs can be quite small, so they need less Benadryl than a person.Can I give my dog Zyrtec for itching? ›
Cetirizine (brand name Zyrtec®, Reactine®) is an antihistamine used to treat pruritus (itching) associated with atopic dermatitis, urticaria (hives), and insect-bite reactions in cats and dogs. Its use is in cats and dogs is 'off label' or 'extra label'.Can I give my dog Benadryl every day? ›
Benadryl Dosage for Dogs
If your dog experiences seasonal allergies, your vet may recommend administering Benadryl on a regular basis. Some dogs may even take Benadryl once daily as a long-term therapy to mild allergies. Usually, these dogs receive Benadryl or diphenhydramine once daily.
If your pooch got into a scrape, chances are good that you can use a small amount of Neosporin to help prevent infection in the wound. Superficial injuries, such as scrapes, abrasions, and small cuts, may benefit from this trifecta of a topical antibiotic. However, be cautious of usage on the nose.Can I use hydrocortisone cream on my dog? ›
You can use hydrocortisone cream on dogs to soothe minor irritations like bug bites and small rashes. Vets often recommend it to treat skin allergies, inflammatory skin diseases, infections such as hot spots, and to help decrease ear inflammation in dogs with severe ear infections, says Butzer.What medicine can I use for a dog scratch? ›
Apply an antibacterial ointment to the wound. Triple antibiotic ointments containing bacitracin, neomycin, and polymyxin B are widely available. AVOID any product that contains a corticosteroid like hydrocortisone.Does baking soda stop itching dogs? ›
Baking Soda becomes thick when mixed with water and it can dry out skin's rashes. It is also an effective dog itching relief while decreasing inflammation and redness. Apply the mixture or paste to the itchy part and leave it for 20 minutes before rinsing it completely.How often should you bathe your dog? ›
Generally speaking, a healthy dog with a short, smooth coat and no skin problems doesn't need to be bathed often. In most cases, dog baths are more for the benefit of their pet parents than for the dogs themselves. Even so, it's a good idea to bathe your pooch at least once every two to three months.What do mites look like on a dog? ›
What do mites look like on a dog's skin? Mites look like small spider-like creatures, with are estimated to only be 1/4 to 1/3 millimeters long. To the naked eye, they may look like tiny black dots on the skin, so you can only really see them under a microscope.What is the best oil for itchy dogs? ›
Unfortunately, figuring out what's causing scratching can take time, but there are some at-home remedies — olive oil, coconut oil, and fish oil — that may provide some relief by helping to moisturize your dog's dry, dandruffy skin.Can I use tea tree oil on my dog for itching? ›
Tea tree oil when used properly in dogs can heal dry, damaged skin, kill yeast, kill fleas and scabies, and soothe the itchy skin caused by airborne allergens.Are eggs good for dogs? ›
Are Eggs Good for Dogs? Eggs are perfectly safe for dogs, Eggs are a great source of nutrition for your canine companion. They are high in protein, fatty acids, vitamins, and fatty acids that help support your dog inside and out.What kills mites on dogs instantly? ›
NexGard® and NexGard SPECTRA®are highly effective options to treat mites on dogs. They treat and control Sarcoptes mites, Demodex mites and ear mites.
Although the causes for itching can be complex, there are two main reasons why dogs scratch more at night: the condition of the skin itself and allergies. When referring to the first one, you need to take into account causes, such as dry, oily, or infected skin. The most frequent one pet owners come across is dry skin.Why is my dog scratching his neck until he bleeds? ›
Sarcoptes will cause your dog to scratch until he bleeds, but it can sometimes clear up with something as simple as a single injection. Demodectic mange is harder to treat, but will not cause your dog to be as miserable.Why won't my dog stop itching all over? ›
Flea allergy dermatitis, seasonal allergies or atopy, food allergies, contact dermatitis (e.g., soaps and perfumes), and sarcoptic mange (mites) are some of the most common causes of pruritus in dogs. "Pruritus due to skin disease is one of the most common reasons dog owners seek veterinary care."Where do dogs itch the most when they have fleas? ›
Your dog's armpit and groin areas are favorite flea hangouts because they tend to be warm and protected. Part your dog's fur with your fingers to expose the skin. If fleas are present, you may notice the following signs: The skin may look red and bumpy, especially if your dog has been scratching.How do I know if my dog has fleas or is just itchy? ›
As well as itching, red pimples or bumps on your pet's groin, belly, under the legs, or at the base of their tail may be a sign that your pet has fleas. Hair loss and dry skin due to scratching may also be a sign of fleas on your dog or cat.When should I be concerned about my dogs itching? ›
Here are some things that would indicate your pet's itching is abnormal: Red skin or ears. Hair loss. Any skin lesions (e.g., scabs, pustules, crusting, scaling, ulcerations, lumps, etc.)Why does my dog itch like crazy? ›
When dog scratching gets out of hand, it is often the result of allergies to food or environmental triggers, including mold and pollen. Dogs may also develop a skin irritation called contact dermatitis when they encounter substances like pesticides or soap. Boredom or anxiety.What vitamin deficiency causes itchy skin in dogs? ›
The most common deficiencies are to zinc, vitamin A and polyunsaturated acids. Adverse reactions may be due to toxins within the diet or due to immunological or allergic reactions to the food. Diet plays a major role in the maintenance of a healthy coat and skin in dogs and cats.What human medicine can I give my dog for itching? ›
Benadryl is commonly used to treat itchiness in dogs caused by skin allergies, and it also reduces many of the other symptoms of allergies, including: AKC is a participant in affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to akc.org.Will probiotics help my dog stop itching? ›
Probiotics for itchy dogs applied topically can help prevent the itchy skin rash from forming by blocking skin cells from recognizing the bad bacteria. In addition, topical probiotics could also contribute to killing the bad bacteria with its antimicrobial properties.
Yucca and quercetin are also great natural alternatives to Apoquel. Yucca has an effect similar to steroid drugs without the harmful side effects. Quercetin is a plant derivative that acts as a natural antihistamine and is a great option for dogs whose itching is reduced by Benadryl.What is in dog food that causes itchy skin? ›
The most common food allergens in dogs are proteins, especially those from dairy, beef, chicken, chicken eggs, soy, or wheat gluten. Each time a pet eats food containing these substances, the antibodies react with the antigens, and symptoms occur. Virtually any food ingredient can produce an allergy, however.Is it OK to give a dog Benadryl every day? ›
Benadryl Dosage for Dogs
If your dog experiences seasonal allergies, your vet may recommend administering Benadryl on a regular basis. Some dogs may even take Benadryl once daily as a long-term therapy to mild allergies. Usually, these dogs receive Benadryl or diphenhydramine once daily.
Bullous pemphigoid. This rare autoimmune skin disease is characterized by large sacks of clear fluid that rupture easily. Dogs with this condition are itchy and may have hives or welts.Which is better Apoquel or Benadryl? ›
If your furry friend has any long-standing allergies that affect them occasionally or throughout the year, then Apoquel is by far the better option. Why? It is designed for long-term usage and usually offers better relief than standard antihistamines alone.What is the generic of Apoquel? ›
What is oclacitinib? Oclacitinib (brand name Apoquel®) is an oral medication used to manage itching associated with allergic dermatitis (including atopy) in dogs at least 12 months of age.Can a dogs gut cause itching? ›
Your dog's gut is in charge of over 70% of his immune system. An unbalanced gut will lead to irritation and inflammation that will cause excessive licking and itching.Can gut issues cause itching in dogs? ›
An overabundance of bad bacteria in the canine GI tract can cause dog skin conditions. Yeast infections and itching, particularly in your dog's ears, are common symptoms of poor gut health.Which probiotic helps dogs stop scratching? ›
Finn Digestive Probiotics
Solve your pup's allergy symptoms with Finn Digestive Probiotics. These probiotic soft chews are made with a pre- and probiotic blend that supports digestion, regularity, healthy poops, and a balanced gut. In turn, your dog will be more comfortable and most importantly less itchy!
In general, Cytopoint® has fewer potential for side effects than Apoquel®, and that is often a reason to select it as a first choice therapy. However, neither Cytopoint® nor Apoquel® are effective in every dog. Some dogs do not respond to either therapy, or respond initially and then stop responding eventually.
The human antihistamine Claritin (loratadine) is generally safe for dogs and can provide allergy relief. But you should always consult with your veterinarian before giving your dog any human medications.Is there a cheaper form of Apoquel? ›
There are currently no generic Apoquel alternatives for dogs. The drug is patented until 2026, so it is not expected that a generic Apoquel substitute will hit the market until after that time.