I have a Yorkie named Abbey and she was having a problem with itching, flaky skin. She would bite at her skin and was constantly scratching.
I tried everything I knew or could find in forums to help with her problem but had no results. I tried the usual dietary changes. Gluten free, etc. She is otherwise healthy and happy.
Then I read on a forum of a mixture I could make that was easy, inexpensive, and was supposed to work.
I was desperate and couldn't see the harm in giving it a try.
It was as follows, In a spray bottle mix, 1/3 Cup of baby oil, 1/3 Cup of Listerine Mouthwash (has to be the Original formula), and 1/3 Cup of warm water.
I tried it and to my suprise the results were basically instant success!
She rarely, if ever, scratches anymore and is even more playful and happy than before. I did find that it made her coat a little more oily than usual, but it wasn't really a problem.
Then I tried doing this. When I bathe her I would shampoo her as usual, rinse her, then spray her with this solution, massage it into her coat for a minute or two, rinse her well and dry her as usual.
I undersand this is a really commen problem with Yorkies so I wanted to share the solution I found.
I wish anyone with a Yorkie having the same problem would give this a try.. It is amazing, and much less expensive than the many things I have tried that were not successful.