Tips on choosing the right shampoo for your dog

Tips on choosing the right shampoo for your dog

Tips on choosing the right shampoo for your dog

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If you have a dog with sensitive, dry, allergy prone skin, it is important to use a proper shampoo that will soothe irritated skin. Here are some key ingredients to keep in mind and why they should be considered.

  • Coconut oil: This is a gentle cleanser which doesn’t strip the skin of natural oils. With antibacterial and antifungal properties, coconut oil is the perfect ingredient for cleansing your dog’s coat and skin. Used by many humans as a moisturizer, your dog will find their skin reduces in dryness and will hold moisture.
  • Aloe: A natural gel from the Aloe Vera plant known for its cooling properties for burns and irritated skin. Many dog shampoos include aloe related ingredients to sooth dry, itchy skin.
  • Vitamins: Many dog shampoos have added vitamins in their ingredients lists. Vitamins A, E and D are among the most common added vitamins.
  • Almond oil: Almond oil is an easily absorbed oil containing fatty acids which

    help to soothe dry skin. Many dog shampoos contain almond oil for its moisturizing and sweetsmelling properties.
  • Oats: This is a starchy ingredient which contain Vitamin E and antiinflammatory properties. The starchiness is what makes oats a great ingredient for trapping moisture onto the skin. The moisturizing, antiinflammatory abilities of oats make them the best ingredient to look out for in a shampoo for dogs with dry

Tips on choosing the right shampoo for your dog

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Tips on choosing the right shampoo for your dog

Image: Pixabay

Tips on choosing the right shampoo for your dog

Image: Pixabay

Tips on choosing the right shampoo for your dog

Image: Pixabay

Do not be fooled by the “tearfree” or “no tears” shampoos. Seeing as shampoo should be going anywhere near a dog’s eyes or ears, this term means nothing at all. If a product is natural and made from high quality soapfree ingredients like the ones listed here, it won’t be harmful at all if a little bit does end up in your dogs’ eyes.

Don’t get too caught up on whether or not a product is “tear free”, instead focus on the ingredients themselves.

Find the right shampoo for your pet, one that makes for a moisturizing and nourishing clean. Using a natural shampoo will restore moisture to the skin and provide protection against dryness.

Stay away from those nasty additives, protect their skin. You and your dog will benefit greatly. While your dog will have a healthier skin, you will have less hair fall to deal with, leaving your clothes and your home with less dog glitter to clean up.

It’s a winwin.

Source: English & French Bulldog Rescue SA

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Disclaimer: The information produced by Infurmation is provided for general and educational purposes only and does not constitute any legal, medical or other professional advice on any subject matter. These statements are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Always seek the advice of your vet or other qualified health care provider prior to starting any new diet or treatment and with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you suspect that your pet has a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provider.