Natural Remedies for Allergies to Dogs

There are many natural remedies for allergies to dogs available. You may already have many of the items needed in your kitchen pantry or cabinets.

Apple Cider Vinegar - Topical

When you see your pet scratching, spraying them with apple cider vinegar will soothe their itchy skin. Before spraying, determine if the skin is dry and flaky or inflamed with a broken surface. Pet skin that is dry and flaky can be sprayed with undiluted apple cider vinegar. Skin that is broken should be sprayed with a 50/50 mixture of apple cider vinegar and warm water.

Apple Cider Vinegar - Ingested

Adding apple cider vinegar to your pet's water bowl or dry food is recommended when allergies flare up with your pet. Placing 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar in your pet's food or water each day will help to heal their dry and itchy skin. It will also assist in relieving a runny nose and watery eyes.

Oatmeal Paste

Make an oatmeal paste by mixing 50/50 warm water and oatmeal. Apply to any affected areas on your pet and allow it to set for about 10 minutes. Rinse your pet off with warm water and pat gently or air dry.

Baking Soda

Remedies for allergies in dogs are often treated with the most simple ingredients. A mixture of baking soda and water can be sprayed on your dog to soothe the itch of allergies. You may prefer to give your dog a bath instead of spraying. The baking soda can be added to tepid bath water for relief of itchy dry skin.

Fatty Acids

Fatty acid supplements like fish or flax seed oils are anti-inflammatory agents that will help relieve allergy symptoms in your pet. Fish oil and flax seed oil can be found in any health store and are also available in most grocery stores.


Goldenseal is a perennial herb that inhibits histamines. The consequence of histamines is inflammation. Goldenseal can be purchased easily in most grocery stores in capsule form. It is also available in cream and ointment form for easy topical application.

Ginko Biloba

Ginko Biloba comes from the  ginko tree and is one of the most widely researched herbs. It is the ginkgolides in the ginko biloba that controls and reduces inflammation. This herb is also an effective antioxidant and comes in capsule, tablet, liquid extract, and dried leaf form.


Chamomile is a flowering plant that has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It can be given to your pet in capsule or liquid form for ingestion. A soothing rinse can also be obtained by boiling chamomile tea leaves. Once the tea has been cooled, strain leaves from the tea. The remaining liquid can be used to pat on your dog's affected itchy areas for relief of allergy symptoms.

Burdock Root

This root is a healthy food with no known toxicity. It can be mixed in with your pet's dry food to treat dry, flaky, and inflamed skin. Burdock root can also be purchased as a tea to be used similar to the chamomile rinse. This root may not be widely available in grocery stores, but can be easily found at a health store.

By following these natural remedies for allergies to dogs, your pet will start feeling relief from his dry, itchy, and inflamed skin and become a much more comfortable dog.