More and more american staffordshire terrier owners are watching their pups suffer from itchiness caused by allergies. If
your american staffordshire terrier is constantly scratching, adding these natural ingredients to their diet may help. Always check first
with your vet to rule out other skin or flea and tick issues.
1. Give Your American Staffordshire Terrier a High Quality Fish Oil Daily
First and foremost, make sure you’re giving your american staffordshire terrier a high quality fish oil. Fish oil contains omega-3, which
is lacking in most commercial pet foods since it cannot survive the manufacturing process. Omega-3 helps soothe
inflammation, and in some studies it significantly reduced itchiness in dogs with moderate to mild atopic
dermatitis. We like Norwegian Salmon
oil for it’s ultra-high purity.
2. Try Adding Quercetin To Your American Staffordshire Terrier’s Diet
Quercetin is also known as “Nature’s Benadryl.” This
ingredient has become very popular in recent years for dogs as it helps suppress inflammation in the body. It’s a
bit hard to find in supplement form, but is included in some soft
3. Try a Colostrum Supplement for Your American Staffordshire Terrier
Found in mother’s milk, bovine colostrum helps support a normal histamine response to help improve
allergies. Colostrum contains immunoglobulins (often referred to as antibodies) which help boost the performance
of your american staffordshire terrier’s immune system. Canine colostrum supplements
are a bit hard to find, but are included in some soft chew
4. Add Reishi Mushrooms To Your American Staffordshire Terrier’s Diet
Reishi mushroom contain ganoderic acid, which is a compound that inhibits the release of histamines. Histamines
cause allergic reactions in your american staffordshire terrier’s body. In addition, this powerhouse ingredient has anti-inflammatory
properties which can help relieve itchiness.
5. Try Giving Apple Cider Vinegar to Your American Staffordshire Terrier Topically or As a Dietary
ACV provides digestive support and relief for allergic reactions. A small amount can be put into your dog’s water
bowl, or you can apply it topically. You can also apply a 50% mixture of ACV, and 50% water directly to your
dog’s skin in areas that are experience rash or itchiness. If given orally, you can also find apple cider vinegar soft chew supplements for dogs.
6. Try Giving Your American Staffordshire Terrier a Colloidal Oatmeal Bath
A popular remedy for people too, this age-old source of relief can also work for your american staffordshire terrier. There are many
methods and products on the market, and PetCoach offers a great how-to guide on oatmeal baths.
7. Try Massaging Coconut Oil on Your American Staffordshire Terrier’s Skin (or adding to their diet)
Coconut oil can be applied directly to your dog’s skin. It helps relieve itchiness and also can improve your
dog’s skin and coat in general. Many dogs love the taste, which can actually become a bit of a problem if your
pup licks it off their skin too quickly!
8. Test if a Probiotic Makes a Difference for Your American Staffordshire Terrier
Scientists are finding many links between our digestive system and many forms of disease. Many pet owners notice
a difference in their dog’s allergy symptoms after giving a canine probiotic
supplement (make sure to use one made for dogs). Your results may vary, but it’s worth a try.
Many of the above ingredients can be found in this 6-in-1
allergy and itch supplement for dogs, including salmon oil, reishi mushrooms, colostrum, apple cider vinegar,
quercetin, and probiotics.
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