What to Do if Your Puppy Is Itching

Puppies’ immune systems can’t quite keep up with their energetic bodies, so they frequently get rashes or itchy skin. It’s important to figure out what is causing this irritation so you can find the right solution to make sure your puppy is happy and healthy!

The first and most important thing to do if your puppy is itching all the time is to talk to your vet.

If you suspect your puppy is suffering from itching and other skin conditions, the first and most important thing to do is talk to your vet. Your vet can help diagnose the problem and prescribe medication or a diet change if necessary. This will also allow you to get an accurate idea of what is causing your dog’s itching so that you can prevent it in future.

If you have ruled out food allergies and external irritation, you might want to try a change in diet.

Another possible cause of itching is food allergies. If you’ve ruled out external irritation, it may be time to explore the possibility of a food allergy. To do this, you will want to identify any potential allergens in the food that is being fed to your puppy and eliminate them from his diet.

To do this, try switching brands or types of food (e.g., dry versus wet). Another option would be to switch from grain-free foods back into grain-based foods or vice versa.

You can also try coconut oil for your dog’s skin, which is a natural anti-inflammatory.

If you don’t want to use steroids, antibiotics, or flea and tick medicine as a treatment plan for your dog’s itching, there are other options. One option is using coconut oil for dogs’ skin. Coconut oil is a natural anti-inflammatory and can help reduce the itching in your pup’s paws and belly.

Coconut oil is safe for dogs because it has antibacterial properties that will kill off any germs that may be causing their skin to itch. It also has high levels of fatty acids (which give it its moisturizing properties). These fatty acids help soothe inflammation in the body and relieve symptoms like itching.

To soothe your puppy’s skin, add oatmeal, baking soda or Epsom salt to their bathwater.

To soothe your puppy’s skin, add oatmeal, baking soda, or Epsom salt to their bathwater. Oatmeal is a natural anti-inflammatory that will help relieve the itchiness and redness of your pup’s skin. Baking soda is also a great option as it contains similar properties to oatmeal but can also be used on its own in the bathwater if you don’t have any oatmeal on hand.

Finally, Epsom salt can be used to soothe skin irritation by drawing out toxins through the pores while simultaneously relieving itching and swelling caused by allergies or other skin conditions (e.g., heartworms).

You can also add lavender oil or tea tree oil to their bathwater if desired; these oils are typically added after bathing since they cause the fur around your pup’s neck area (where most pups are allergic) to become oily when wet.

Your puppy might be biting at his skin because of boredom, so you should make sure they are getting plenty of stimulation and exercise.

If your puppy is scratching because he’s bored and needs more stimulation, then you should make sure that he gets plenty of exercise every day. A lack of exercise can lead to mental health problems like anxiety and depression, which in turn can cause destructive behavior as well as aggression towards other animals or people.

There are a few ways that you can help your dog stay entertained throughout the day:

  • Play tug-of-war with him using his favorite toy or rope, which will encourage him to be active while also keeping him busy for long enough so that he can’t focus too much on self-inflicted harm (or at least not as much). Be careful when playing this game, though—it could become very competitive between two similar-sized puppies!
  • Take him outside on a leash so he has somewhere else besides inside where there might be other things available for distraction purposes, such as grassy areas where there aren’t any dangers lurking nearby. If possible, try moving these sessions farther away from home each day, so eventually they won’t miss their old stomping grounds.

There are several things you can try at home before reaching out to the vet for help.

If you’re sure your pup isn’t scratching too much because of mites, fleas, or another external parasite that can cause itching, it’s time to go through their food. Try switching their diet from a brand that contains grains to one with fewer grains and more meat protein. This is because some dogs are allergic to the grains in their food, even though they aren’t commonly used as ingredients in dog food.

If your puppy doesn’t seem better after a few weeks on this new diet, talk to your vet about other options.

As well as changing the diet, try using coconut oil as an alternative moisturizer for skin irritation and allergies – just make sure that you don’t apply it directly onto broken skin or crusty areas – only apply where there is no visible damage! Coconut oil works especially well if you rub it into their paws after each bath (removing all traces of soap) before bedtime so their feet can absorb all of those nutrients overnight while they sleep peacefully without any itchiness keeping them awake!


If you’re still unsure about what is causing your dog to scratch, don’t hesitate to contact a veterinarian for help. With these five crucial tips in mind, you can get started on the path toward ending your puppy’s itching for good (at least until the next furball rolls around).