Vitamin E and oatmeal are natural treatments for dry skin on a dog, states PetMD. Application of these treatments prevents irritation and reduces scratching. HowStuffWorks adds that dogs with dry skin should be bathed as little as possible with only a moisturizing shampoo made for dogs.Continue Reading
Massaging vitamin E oil directly into a dog's skin or adding vitamin E to bathwater treats dry skin, according to PetMD. A veterinarian consultation is necessary when administering vitamin E in pill form to avoid exceeding the recommended dosage.
Both PetMD and HowStuffWorks recommend warm water baths mixed with oatmeal to remedy dry skin. HowStuffWorks also suggests that dog owners try applying tea tree or fish oil to the skin.Learn more about Dogs
Vitamin E oil is an antioxidant that is used on the skin to treat wrinkles, scars, dry skin, wounds and cracked, dry cuticles, reports the Linus Pauling Institute. It's a common ingredient in anti-aging creams, lotions and makeup.Full Answer >
Remedies for dry skin include fish and flaxseed oil supplements, direct application of an unscented lotion or petroleum jelly on a dry area, or blended oatmeal soaks or masks on the dry area, according to WebMD. Additional remedies may require adaptation in daily activities such as swimming, bathing and shaving.Full Answer >
A good effective home remedy for dry skin on dogs is massaging vitamin E oil into the dog's coat. Vitamin E makes a dog's coat and skin healthier and supports the tissue and elasticity of skin.Full Answer >
There are many reasons why a dog constantly bites or licks at its paws, including anxiety, allergic reaction, dry skin and pain. Biting at the paws is a common occurrence in dogs, but it can cause injury.Full Answer >