With winter comes dryness and with dryness can come itchy skin on one of my hounds, she tends to be the type that can itch from the grass, itch from rolling around in the hay and itch from dry skin, she has been tested and its not anything that needs a treatment per say, but we have shampoo that helps but when its this cold, bathing a double coated breed dog is not a good idea and she is only itch in a few spots in winter.
Gold Listerine Anti-Itch Blend to the rescue
1/3 rd Gold (Original) Listerine
1/3 rd Baby oil What ever kind you like..
1/3 rd Water
Measure out and pour into a spray bottle and shake well before use, spray on till fur or hair is damp, gently massage in and allow to dry.. Stops itching in the hounds, or the horse in summer
Now I am sure you want to know why this works.. the answer is simple.. Read below, the active ingredients are antiseptic (proven) anti inflammatory effect (not proven but only because it does not have the proper studies to say so).
What I can tell you is that if I ask my girl to come over and get her treatment, she runs up, lets me spray her, and sighs as she knows that it will take the itch away.
Inspired by Louis Pasteur‘s ideas on microbial infection, the English doctor Joseph Lister demonstrated in 1865 that use of carbolic acid on surgical dressings would significantly reduce rates of post-surgical infection. Lister’s work in turn inspired American Joseph Lawrence to develop an alcohol-based formula for a surgical antiseptic (Its exact composition was a trade secret.) Joseph Lawrence named his antiseptic “Listerine” in honor of Joseph Lister
The active ingredients listed on Listerine bottles are essential oils which are menthol 0.042%, thymol 0.064%, methyl salicylate 0.06%, and eucalyptol 0.092%. In combination all have an antiseptic effect and there is some thought that methyl salicylate may have an anti inflammatory effect as well. Ethanol, which is toxic to bacteria at concentrations of 40%, 26.9% in the original gold Listerine Antiseptic