Dog Shampoo: Our pooches definitely need this and why using regular human shampoo does them more harm than good
A coat is a dog’s pride, his identity! We always refer to our four-legged friends by the colour and appearance of their coat. Hence, it’s pretty important to make sure they’re well-groomed and shampooed regularly. While it’s tempting to use the same shampoo that we use, on them, it can do them more harm than good. A dog’s skin, although it might look tough, is more sensitive than that of a baby! A canine’s epidermis thickness is 3-5 cells, whereas for humans it is at least 10-15 cells thick. Hence, it is very important to take care of your pooch and use the right products for his/her grooming. Using the right dog shampoo helps both skin health and coat shine.
The first product we think of when it comes to hair care is shampoos! Shampoos are devised to clean particular types of hair and scalps. Dogs have diverse hair types and skin as compared to us. Our dog and puppy shampoos have ingredients specifically formulated to suit your dog’s skin and coat. Dog shampoos for ticks and fleas in India are as good as any you may find abroad. They contain ingredients to help exterminate those pesky parasites. They also contain components that relieve itching and other skin allergy symptoms. Even the best shampoo formulated for human beings lack these ingredients, which are important to keep your buddy’s skin and coat healthy.
The pH of a dog’s skin is much more neutral, than ours.The pH of a dog’s skin is about 7.5 where a human’s skin is about 5.5. This means that shampoos formulated for humans are much more acidic than those for dogs and using a human shampoo can upset the balance of yourdog’s skin.
When you use good quality dog shampoos, your dog’s fur will look glossy with each wash. They’ll smell good and the debris in their coat will be washed out on a regular basis. FYI- The cologne used in our dog shampoos is made from natural actives that are completely non-toxic; hence it will not threaten their skin in any way.
We have 4 types of dog shampoos that you can use depending on what your dog needs:
- Shea Pleasure Sniffing You – This shampoo contains essential oils and is ideal for the dry, itchy and sensitive skin. It is a fragrance-free and paraben free dog shampoo. No harmful chemical has been used while formulating this dog shampoo.
- Excuse Me, Fleas – This is a dog flea shampoo, which helps you repel and get rid of fleas on your furbaby. It has herbal extracts, essential oils and plant-based ingredients that will leave your pet with a rich, shiny and healthy coat.
- Barking Up The Tea Tree – It is an antimicrobial moisturizing shampoo used to relieve dryness. One of the best anti itch dog shampoos around; use this if your dog keeps scratching himself uncontrollably.
- Wassup Pup? – It is sulfate free and is formulated for the dry, sensitive, delicate skin and coat of your pup. It contains lavender and lemongrass, which have natural deodorizing and calming effects.
Just like dogs require different food than the food we eat, they also require different skin/fur care products. Good dog shampoos are crucial to a healthy and happy dog, so make sure you give your little buddy what he needs!