I too read and used the suggestions here. I used a solution of 1:1 vinegar to water to soothe my basset hound's irratated skin on contact. This seemed to take the itch out for a few hours. I apply as needed.
Then I added ac vinegar and yoghurt to his dinner...1 part Apple Cider Vinegar to 2 parts plain yoghurt. My dog ate it but was hesitant in doing so. I guess he smelled the avc. Three days in and I see less and less scratching. I dont know if this a cure but it is definitely a big help.
Apple Cider Vinegar, Yogurt
It's my first post here so I hope I find the right spot. I have commenced the ACV + yoghurt regime with my very itchy 12 yo German Shepherd. Final rinse yesterday was a 50/50 ACV and warm water. I added 1 tabsp ACV and 2 tabsp plain yoghurt to his food this morning and it didn't worry him at all. Today I used a 50/50 mix of ACV and water and with a squirt bottle, worked the mix into his coat where he has most itch (down the back). I let it dry naturally during our pm walk.
Adding the above 2 ingredients to food will be a daily routine, but how often should I do the ACV squirt application? would it be a good idea to add acidopilus to his food or will the yoghurt be adequet?
So far he smells great and isn't scratching as much. I'm really hoping this works.