At this time of year a lot of animals seem to scratch a lot for no apparent reason, the most obvious being fleas. If you do not think your pets have fleas, they may have been bitten and become allergic to the saliva from the flea. You can help by adding a cup of apple Cider Vinegar to a large bucket of water to rinse them off after their bath, fleas don’t like it and it will neutralise any shampoo or saliva residue. Also a cucumber placed in a blender or food processor and processed till a pulp is great to put on any ‘hot spots’ or places they continue to chew at. The mixture can be kept in the fridge and dabbed on as often as necessary, add some Blue Mink to the mixture.
You can add some Blue Mink to their food for a week and see if there is a difference. Also homeopathic Apis will often help.
Apple Cider Vinegar is also good to add to their drinking water, you only need about five or six drops in two litres of water, it replaces minerals and helps to keep their tummies from being soured by the heat. You will have to wash their dishes more often; they tend to get a bit slimy.
Please use stainless steel or ceramic for water, plastic ones leech chemicals into the water. Same applies to their eating bowls.
Try to cut down on beef, use chicken wings, frames or necks of course these must be raw. A lot of dry dog food contains so much colour and preservative that it is often a factor that contributes to the problem [read labels] there are ones that contain little or none. I use soaked Barley Flakes.
Many grasses will make your dog itch, especially as they are looking for somewhere cool to lie down, Wandering Dew is cool and one of the worst offenders for dogs. If you have it growing maybe you could get really game and do the’ like treats like’ and add some drops of Wandering Dew to their food. Lomandra and Storm Lily would also help with the hot angry aspects of the problem. If using drops in the mouth make sure dropper is washed thoroughly in water after each use. The doses are the same as for humans (ie 7 drops in the mouth), so there is no need for working out weight etc. of any animals.
I have used Flower Essences for many years to treat all sorts of problems in animals and they respond very well. Flower Essences are simple to use, easily administered, Flower Essences will not oppose traditional drugs, and there are no side effects. They are inexpensive and can be used in spray bottles for difficult animals. If used in drinking water that is shared only the animal that needs the remedy gets the effect.