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What Are The Right Shampoos To Use On Your Shorkie
« on: June 16, 2019, 10:18:21 PM »
Why Use Dog Shampoo and Not Human Products?

You might be tempted to use human shampoo and conditioner instead of specially formulated pet products to bathe your dog, but it really isn't a good idea.

On the odd time you may use human shampoo or conditioner it will not harm your dog but if you use it continually it can be harmful to your  dogs coat and skin.

The 2 major reasons to avoid using human shampoo on your dog:

    Skin pH levels: Human shampoo tends to be marginally acidic in order to best clean our skin, which has a pH somewhere between 5.2 and 6.2. Dogs, on the other hand, have an alkaline skin pH of up to 7.5 – using such acidic human shampoo on them could break down their skin mantle and make them vulnerable to bacteria and parasites.
    Sensitive skin: Dogs are generally much more sensitive than humans as their skin only has between 3-5 layers, in comparison to humans with 10-15 layers. As such, our skin can take more of a battering from harsh products and chemicals while your dog will be more easily irritated. Such irritation leads to dryness, scratching and abrasions.

If you do need to wash your dog and don't have any dog shampoo available the next best thing is baby shampoo.

The Sort Of Dog Shampoos are
Oatmeal - these ar particularly good for sensistive skin dogs.
Every Day - This is good for dogs who need constant washing
Aloe Vera - This treats the skin.
Basically most natural shampoos are good and do not have sulfates, phthalates, PEG, DEA, Triclosan, Gluten, artificial colours, dyes and fragrances that can all cause irritation.
I Hope You Find This Informative.  :)


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