What can I put on my dog’s rough elbows? Written by Russel in A What can I put on my dog’s rough elbows? You can use essential oil to moisturize the skin and prevent it from scraping further. A combination of coconut oil, chamomile, and marigold soothes and heals dry patches on dog’s elbows. Russel A pet owner who loves to share useful facts and information about animals. For now, I write mostly about dogs and cats.