How to Stop Itching in Pregnant Dogs


A pregnant dog is prone to itchy skin, due to hormonal changes. If left untreated, this can lead to breaking of the skin and bleeding. Providing a calm, comfortable area for your dog to rest is of the utmost importance to reduce stress; as well as soothing her skin with a natural pet wash. According to, oatmeal shampoo helps alleviate itchy skin, and it's safer to use than medication.

Things You'll Need

  • Tub
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Oatmeal shampoo
  • Towel
  • Hydrocortisone cream
  • Fill the tub halfway with cool water, and gently pick up your dog. Put one hand under her chest and the other, supporting her hind legs.

  • Place your dog in the tub, and wipe down her coat with a wet washcloth.

  • Pour a handful of oatmeal shampoo into the palm of your hand, and gently massage the shampoo into her coat to create a lather.

  • Rinse the shampoo out of her coat, and wrap her in the towel. Blot her coat dry with the towel rather than rub it, as rubbing can irritate her skin.

  • Drain the tub, and massage the hydrocortisone lotion into her coat.

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