Many dog owners wonder: can I just put lotion on my dog? Well, yes and no. Unfortunately, you can’t just use your own human lotion on the dog because our moisturizers may contain harmful chemicals and ingredients. … Any skin-soothing product you use has to be 100% dog-safe.
How do you moisturize a dog’s skin?
Coconut oil is one of nature’s safest, most effective moisturisers. Humans have been using it for generations to soothe dry skin and hair, and it’s just as useful for dogs! As a topical moisturiser, a little bit goes a long way massaged into dry doggy skin.
What human creams are safe for dogs?
My Top 10 List of Over-the-Counter Human Meds That Can Be Used on Pets
- Pepcid AC (famotidine)
- Tagamet HB (cimetidine) …
- Aspirin. …
- Artificial tears and other ophthalmic lubricants. …
- Benadryl (diphenhydramine)
- Zyrtec (cetirizine)
- Claritin (loratadine) …
- Neosporin and antibiotic gels.
What can I add to my dogs food for dry skin?
Coconut oil: Extra-virgin coconut oil has become a popular choice for humans because it’s a healthier alternative to more processed saturated and trans fats, and the same applies to dogs. Coconut oil has also been shown to help dogs lose weight, give them more energy, and offer relief to dry skin.
Will coconut oil help my dogs dry skin?
Using coconut oil to treat skin conditions is a common practice with well known benefits. The positive effects are likely due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. … However, many dog owners and veterinarians claim that coconut oil can help treat dry skin and eczema in dogs when applied topically.