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Help Your Dog to Stop Scratching

When Lily was still a young whippersnapper, she suffered from such itchy skin that she stopped eating altogether. Henrietta tried everything under the sun before discovering that home cooked, nutritional meals brought Lily bounding back to full health.

Itchy skin is a very common problem in dogs, and can be caused by all sorts of things. As Lily found, a good diet is the best foundation for overall health, including healthy skin and fur. And while a change of diet cured Lily, there are all kinds of itchy skin remedies that may help your dog, depending on the cause.


Does my Dog have Itchy Skin?

Itchy skin can be caused by so many different things, from parasites to allergies, that it’s important to get a proper diagnosis from the vet. That way you can choose the correct treatment. If your dog has itchy skin, some symptoms are:

  • Regular scratching and licking of paws or parts of the body
  • Recurrent ear problems
  • Inflamed or cracked skin
  • Dandruff when you part the fur

Why is my Dog Scratching?

Dogs can itch and scratch due to many different reasons, some of the more common include:

  • Fleas or other parasites such as mites
  • Allergies to things like fleas or food stuffs. One common allergy, called Atopy, is triggered by house dust mites, grasses and pollens and other environmental allergens. True food allergies are quite uncommon and can include allergies to various meats or other proteins.

Diet and Itchy Skin

One of the most important dietary needs for a healthy, shiny, itch free skin and coat is high quality, digestible ingredients that are packed full of phytonutrients and essential fatty acids.

In particular, Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids can help reduce skin inflammation and help to promote a healthy skin. So keep an eye out for them in your dog’s diet.

At Lily’s Kitchen, we include omega 3 and 6 fatty acids in the form of fish oils and flax oil, as well as borage and evening primrose oils and vitamin E. You’ll find a good balance of Omega 3 & 6 in the following recipes.


Free Samples with Lily's Kitchen

New to Lily's Kitchen? Give our Customer Care team a call on 0207 433 1863 and we’ll send you free samples of two natural and nutritious recipes. Both have a great balance of Omega 3 & 6 which will help to support the condition of your dog's skin over the long term. We’re sure your dog will love them.


Chicken and Duck Dry Food for Dogs

We add salmon oil to our bestselling dry food recipe for dogs. Which is a fantastic source of omega 3 & 6. It’s grain free, complete and is bursting with natural goodness.

Fish Supper with Garden Greens & Herbs

This grain free recipe is made with freshly prepared salmon and trout, together with vibrant green beans, broccoli and spinach. With 63% fish (43% salmon, 20% trout), it’s got a great balance of omega 3 & 6.


Healthy Skin Pack for Dogs

We have put together a special pack of meals for dogs that are constantly doing the scratching-two-step. Each meal has ingredients like omega 3 and 6 that supports your dog’s skin health, which can help ease their itchy skin and scratching.

The Healthy Skin Pack for Dogs contains:


Healthy Herbs & Vegetables for Skin

All our complete recipes contain wholesome ingredients like fruit, vegetables and herbs. Many of which have properties the can help to support skin health. Below are just a few examples of the proper ingredients we use in our recipes.  



Along with cleavers and nettles, which are added to most of our recipes, burdock is said to have an important detoxifying action for the skin. 

Marigold petals

Marigold Petals

Marigold Petals have healing, antiseptic action for the skin. 

Marigold petals


Vegetables like broccoli contain lots of pantothenic acid and Vitamin A which can benefit rough skin.

Get in Touch

Our Customer Care team are the friendliest team of pet experts around. If you have any extra questions about helping to support the health of your dog's skin, just give us a call on 0207 433 1863 or email us at