A homemade oatmeal bath for dogs can soothe itchy, dry skin from allergies.
My poor pup, Maggie has been suffering from itchy skin for way too long. I even resorted to covering her skin with an old Halloween t-shirt so that she couldn’t scratch. How embarrassing for her! I could just imagine her at the dog park with another dog giving her a funny look like, “girl, don’t you know it ain’t halloween?” and then Maggie sheepishly going, “ya, my mom hates me for some reason.” Then all the other dogs would gather around her laughing.. I’m picturing Rudolph not being picked for any reindeer games here. Ya, I don’t know why I’m on a holiday theme today.
Anyway… That wasn’t going to happen. No dog was going to make fun of my Maggie!
I did research and found a homemade oatmeal bath that I could use the oats I bought for the Healthy Breakfast Bar Recipe. So to me that was win-win. I didn’t have to go buy anything.
All you need is 1 cup of oats (quick or regular) blended in a food processor or blender. Mix the oat powder in a luke warm bath.
I took a plastic cup and poured the mixture over Maggie for about 10-12 minutes.
That’s it. No rinsing. A simple homemade oatmeal bath.
I noticed an immediate difference; however, she was amazed by her smell for awhile. Maybe it was too close to food… I don’t know. Overall it worked and that’s all that matters.
Oh and just a fair warning this homemade oatmeal bath is a pain to clean up out of the tub if you don’t process the oats to a fine enough powder. Don’t say I didn’t warn ya!
Need another use for the large oatmeal that you bought? I adapted a great, super easy recipe for an oatmeal breakfast bar.