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I have been drizzling olive oil on my dogs night time feeding for a while. His black coat is very shiny, but his skin is still flakey. Especially after a bath. I don’t bathe him very often, because he gets so itchy. He takes Apoquel. Between that and the olive oil, he has gotten rid of the scabs. He is a black Pit/Boxer. I don’t know how to get rid of all those white flakes. Any suggestions?

I’d have to say the best home remedy for a dog’s dry, itchy flaky skin is plain and simple Olive Oil.

Vitamin E oil is another soothing home remedy for a dog's itchy skin. Vitamin E capsules are available in most drug stores and health food stores. You can break open these capsules and apply the oil directly to the dog's skin. Vitamin E can also be given to the dog orally, but this may take longer to provide relief. Contact your vet for the correct dosing instructions before giving your dog Vitamin E.

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Is it harmful for dogs to take intended-for-human-consumption fish oil supplements for itchy skin For dogs who have itchy skin due to food allergies, insect bites, mild mange or really dry patches, neem oil works wonders. It is also good for hot feet and chaffed 'underarms'. The oil has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, antiseptic and anti inflammatory qualities and is widely used on humans and animals by those who prefer to use Ayurvedic treatments. It is used as an insect repellent and a natural pesticide on plants.

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There are several reasons why brushing can ease that itch.
1.A regular brushing will remove any loose and dead hair from his coat. Not only that, but the action of the brush will remove dander from the surface of his skin, and evenly distribute skin oils through his coat. This can prevent the accumulation of oil and dead cells on your dog’s skin which is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and fungi. These secondary infections can be extremely itchy.

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Or Allergies?
Another common cause of itchy skin is allergies. Allergies may make your dog’s skin dry, greasy, or slightly dry and oily, and are accompanied by frequent scratching, licking or chewing. We are seeing significantly more cases of allergic dogs than we have in the past; many veterinarians believe that we are experiencing an “allergy epidemic.” While the reasons for this allergy epidemic are uncertain, some of the theories put forth include the aggressive vaccination protocols that many dogs have been subjected to, poor breeding practices and the feeding of processed pet foods.Omega 3 fatty acids are known to help not only with general skin health in dogs, but with skin complaints such as dryness and itchiness. Inflammation can be the cause of dry or itchy skin in dogs, and Omega 3 oils are noted for their anti-inflammatory properties. Many commercial pet foods don’t contain large enough amounts of these essential fatty acids, so supplementation is the way to go. Common supplements that are high in omega 3s include fish oil, flaxseed oil, hemp oil and coconut oil.