Shampoos And Conditioners For Dogs - What To Use And What Not To Use

Dogs should not be bathe with shampoos and conditions that are used by humans because their skin has a different pH balance. Also, their skin is very sensitive and the harsh chemicals in your shampoo can pave the way for skin and hair coat problems. Take note that what is safe for use in people does not always necessarily mean it is safe for pets. You don’t groom yourself by licking, but dogs do and this can increase their risks of ingesting something toxic that may be present in shampoos, conditioners, and soaps used by humans. 

One of the common natural or home-made remedies that is used by people to soothe skin itching is tea tree oil because it has antibacterial and antiseptic effects. However, it is toxic to dogs if ingested at certain concentrations.

Bath products that contain aloe vera and oatmeal can be used to soothe itchy skin. Ask your vet Bolingbrook, IL for recommendations. 


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