Itchy Dog? Here are our anti-itch / anti-insect solutions!

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Prevention – the first line of defense

There are countless reasons why you might have an itchy dog. Here are some solutions for common aliments, but if your dog has a more serious case, please go to your veterinarian.

First, please make sure your dog is using some sort of treatment for the prevention of ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, biting flies, and lice. We use and recommend K9 Advantix II (check out our product review).

Relief for your Itchy Dog

Start by getting your dog some relief with a bath and anti-itch shampoo, try one of these:

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Pet Head Life’s an Itch Skin Soothing Shampoo

Quick Relief Shampoo for Skin Problems
Quick Relief Shampoo for Skin Problems

Luxury Tar & Sulfa Itch Relief Shampoo

Sulfodene Medicated Shampoo & Conditioner

Pet Naturals PROTECT Flea Shampoo
Pet Naturals Protect Flea Shampoo

Veterinary Grade Dog Shampoo
Ilse of Dogs Shampoo for Itchy or Dry Skin

If there’s no time for a bath, consider something topical, such as:

Zymox Topical Cream with Hydrocortisone

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Nature’s Specialties Anti Itch Spray

Sulfodene 3-Way Ointment for Dogs

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Espree Hot Spot Foam

Additional Itch / Insect Prevention Solutions

Get additional anti-itch support with an insect repellent made for dogs:

Flys-Off Fly Repellent Ointment

Repellent Spray
Pet Naturals Flea + Tick Repellent Spray

Vet’s Best Flea & Tick Pet Spray

Sentry Natural Defense Flea & Tick Spray

If your dog is still itchy, you might want to see if your dog has any food allergies. Our dog was an itchy puppy until we figured out that he was allergic to grains. We’ve now gone grain free with his dog food (he regularly eats Merrick Backcountry) and he no longer has those itchy bouts.

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