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Old 01-10-2017, 12:03 PM
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Dog Shampoo Questions

So my dog occasionally needs a bath, just like other dogs...

Doesn't love it, but will deal with it for a reasonable time.

I did one bath with human baby shampoo, but think I should likely use a dog shampoo.

Anyone with recommendations? Shampoo to stay away from?

Thanks!
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I have always liked Tropiclean products. They clean well, smell nice, but not overpowering, leave my dogs super soft and rinse easily. I've tried Earthbath, it cleans well, smells nice, leaves my guys really soft, but I find it a bit more difficult to rinse.

Stay away from "flea" shampoo, it's full of toxic chemicals. You are better off using a Tea Tree oil based shampoo
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So my dog occasionally needs a bath, just like other dogs...

Doesn't love it, but will deal with it for a reasonable time.

I did one bath with human baby shampoo, but think I should likely use a dog shampoo.

Anyone with recommendations? Shampoo to stay away from?

Thanks!
Hello!!

I definitely wouldn't use human shampoo on a dog, only because a dog may react differently to the chemicals in human shampoo than we do.

I would suggest that you order some shampoo called "Legendary Canine". Its all natural shampoo that was created to be sensitive on dogs skins, treat skin infections caused by allergies, and it suds up fast and washes away even faster. Its all I use on my dogs and I only use natural products. When I first reviewed this soap I didn't believe that it washed out that fast. I find that washing my dog takes several rinses because most dog shampoos stay in the dogs thick fur, however, I can literally wash my lab in a few minutes. In and out. The shampoo comes in a soap bar form. You just wet the fur, rub the bar over the first, use your hands to clean it and then rinse quick and thats it! It makes her fur nice and soft, and she hasn't had any reactions. In fact, I first bought it for her to clear up some minor skin lesions on her belly (due to environmental allergies I believe) and it helped heal it. I bought the "Healer" shampoo but only because of the lesions. I still use it however even though she doesn't have skin problems because its still very sensitive and all natural. Just be sure not to bathe your dog too much as this can dry their skin out too just from the water.

Hope this helps! If you want to check out the shampoo I recommended, go to BigCountry Supplements and theres a list of the Legendary Canine soap line.

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Pax gets several baths a week as we spend a lot of time at the beach. Vet said bating frequency is fine as long as shampoo does not dry out the skin. Three years later he is still getting compliments on how soft and nice his coat is.

Here is what I have been using since day 4 months old:

https://www.amazon.com/Earthbath-Nat...+puppy+shampoo
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Yes, you definitely have to buy a dog shampoo. Human shampoos are not suitable for dogs even baby shampoos can cause skin problems to your dog. Some dogs have very sensitive skin.
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Human shampoos are not suitable for dogs .
Most human shampoos are not suitable for humans...but that is a whole nother conversation!
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Most human shampoos are not suitable for humans...but that is a whole nother conversation!
This made me laugh. LOL, but yes I do agree with you even us human knows what's best for our hair.

It really depends, pets are sensitive primary reasons why you need to identify the best shampoo. I am actually using Pet Head Feeling Flaky, it leaves a long lasting scent, and a silky hair. It is two in one item as it serves as a shampoo and conditioner. There's a actually a wide variety of options to choose from, I actually both mine at Pet Street Mall, its an online shop for pets you better check it out as they have a lot in store for your paw. Also try to buy a Flea and Tick Shampoo this shampoo is highly suggested.
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Consider the relative pH balance for dogs. Depending on breed, gender, climate, and the anatomical size on the dog, the pH levels range from 5.5 to 7.5, tending toward a more alkaline concentration. Therefore, if a shampoo that is formulated for human skin is used on a dog, the dog's acid mantle will be disrupted, creating an environment where bacteria, parasites, and viruses can run rampant. Additionally, if the shampoo makes the skin feel dry, your dog will scratch at its skin, creating abrasions for bacteria to invade. It quickly becomes a vicious cycle.

A good cleaning every few months is all your dog needs (you can give water baths in between). you should also concentrate on finding a shampoo with a pH balance that is specifically balanced for a dog's skin. Dog shampoos should be in the neutral range, around 7. So opt for shampoos with natural ingredients, such as oatmeal, honey, and vitamin E.

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