Itchy Dog Remedy: Apple Cider Vinegar & Water


Recipe for the Itchy Dog spray: 1 part apple cider vinegar; 2 parts water; 1 oil of oregano capsule (the green pill); 2 drops lavender essential oil; 2 drops rosemary essential oil; 1 drop tea tree oil

Of course, see your vet, just to be sure, if your dog has the itches that can’t be home-remedied.

My GoldenDoodle has been having the itches and actually has bitten & licked the hair off his back leg in one spot, so we may be having to go see the vet soon.  It looks raw and painful to me; he doesn’t seem too bothered by it, though.

Meanwhile I mixed up a little spray bottle with:
1 part apple cider vinegar
2 parts water
1 drop tea tree oil
2 drops rosemary essential oil
2 drops lavender essential oil
1 capsule oil of oregano (the dark colored capsule on the plate in the photo)

I put that in the little brown little spray bottle and sprayed the area twice so far today.  I only noticed this today for the first time, out walking him; it’s a raw red inflamed patch of skin on his right back leg.  It wasn’t there yesterday.  Weird.

We’ll see if the apple cider vinegar mix helps him stop itching & biting & scratching.

Also I emptied a Fish Oil capsule onto his food tonight (that’s the golden colored capsule on the plate in the photo), and he ate the whole dish of food, so we’ll see if that helps.  I’ll keep doing that for the next few days.

Check out this page for more information and reader comments; fascinating.

Actually just apple cider vinegar and water will probably work just fine, without needing to add in the essential oils.  I like essential oils, so there you go.


About Susan Bame

Writer, Mediator, Facilitator, Teacher, fascinated with indigenous forms of conflict resolution. I love watching people become empowered. I have a master's degree in conflict resolution and a personal interest in organic food, detoxing and healing the body, alternative holistic approaches to health, self-empowerment and win-win solutions through mediation, Structured Water™, and energetic healing. I lived on the Omaha Reservation in northeast Nebraska for ten years, worked with Native families in the area, and have a great interest in Native history, culture, practices, traditions, stories, and current affairs. View all posts by Susan Bame

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