You may have noticed that your dog is often nibbling on his paws or licking in between his toes, even to the extend to were it gets all red and raw. Uhhh, I can imagine how it must be to have itchy hands and feet!
Seasonal And Food Allergies As The Cause
Often caused by seasonal allergies or food allergies which can be quite a process to find out the exact cause and lots of trial and error to find the perfect food without the ingredients causing the issues, there are some easy “home” remedies to give your pups some relief from the symptoms.
When you suspect seasonal allergies so pollen causing the discomfort, it is wise to rinse your dog’s feet when coming in from the yard or after a walk.
Especially grass and tree pollen are known triggers and of course stick to your dog’s feet and fur. Just look at your car in the spring time and you can imagine what is all stuck to your pup 😉
Either a garden hose or a small sized bucket to give a quick rinse will do the trick and of course a towel to dry off. Your pooch will get into the routine.
An Easy And Inexpensive Recipe
For irritation, itchiness and dry, cracked pads here is an easy and fairly inexpensive salve you can make from just two single ingredients: [Best choice is always all organic ingredients]
2 Table Spoons Coconut Oil
10 Drops of Lavender Oil
[for bigger batches just multiply the amounts equally]
Heat up the Coconut Oil in the microwave or on the stove and mix in the Lavender Oil, then put in a container with lid and apply as needed to the entire paw, in between the toes and massaging into the pads.
The Coconut Oil salve will harden once cooled but it melts in your hands so it’s easy to apply.
A soothing and safe “paw conditioner” for your pup!
Drop me a line to let me know how you like it 🙂