With the onset of such chilly winters in the city, here is a simple home remedy we at ‘Jaagruti’ have used to treat dogs suffering from dry, flaky skin which can if ignored really leave the dog irriated and sleepless at nights:
1. Warm good quality coconut oil (like Marico’s Parachute) and massage it on to the dog’s scalp. You will realise as you do this that dogs love to have their hair massaged this way and some may even try to lick and taste the coconut oil, which does no harm anyways to them.
2. As you massage the dog’s hair with coconut oil, you will see a lot of the dogs hair shedding so make sure that you make your dog lie down on a mattress/bed sheet that you could conveniently wash later, without getting your fancy bedcover or upholstery spoilt.
3. Use a fine flea comb to comb through your dog’s hair and all the bad hair will shed alongwith the dandruff and the scaly scalp leaving your dog’s coat and hair neat and shining!
You may have to repeat this process for a few days till all the flaky skin and bad hair are removed from his scalp and don’t worry if this oil massaging leaves behind a few bald patches on your dog’s scalp as those hair will regrow if you continually massage your dog’s calp with coconut oil a few times a week through the winters.
Do not try bathing your pets too hard in winters as that will only make their skin more dry and itchy..
In case your dog has lice or lice eggs ( a common problem with puppies), you can preceed the above mentioned treatment with the following:
Give the puppy/dog a bath with Mediker anti-lice treatment shampoo, taking care that the shampoo doesn’t go into the dogs eyes and use luke warm water to rinse it off, then blow dry the dog’s hair if its a young pup and after the hair have dried, repeat the above treatment with coconut oil as that helps trap teh lice and then they can be easily removed once you pass the flea comb (with fine bristles) gently through the dog’s hair coat.
We at ‘Jaagruti’ have seen the above mentioned treatments working very well with dogs/street dogs, however if the situation of your dog is serious as per your judgement, please take your dog to a registered veterinarian in your city.
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Very good information
Very good very informative
yesterday I find a dog which have too much lice and blood clotings on it.. is it okay to bath with mediker shampooshampoo… and how much time his will survive without bath because he is small puppy… plz help me
Blood clottings and skin infection are because of fleas and ticks he has in his fur. Since its winters snd he is a pup, please dry him after bathing properly. ELSE you are advised to use an anti-tick powder like BOLFO and spread it properly on his body against the direction of hair..
Can this BOLFO powder and Mediker shampoo be used on a 1 month old ppuppy?
Yes, but use sparingly
Thank you for sharing this guide.
I also did my own research on dry scalp hair please have a look at
My pug is 9 years old, he has very itchy skin, also he has lice and ticks, and the abdomen skin has become dark and hard. I have started using mediker, I am bathing him every fourth day with mediker and he has gotten a lot better, but occasionally he scratches himself really badly on the dry abdomen skin, please help.
Apply Kiskin or Spectrazole veterinary ointment or lotion on dry patches…rub it in
For how many days should I use kiskin lotion and how many times in a day?
As many times