Keeping the dog well-groomed is essential in maintaining their healthiness, happiness and hygiene. At this time it might feel like a bit of a chore but keeping your canine’s coat looking fresh makes for more than just a beautiful dog. This allows your dog to be more clean and comfortable, allowing dog owners to identify any unwanted creatures or conditions that may otherwise go undetected and it combats those doggy smells.
Choosing the right type of dog shampoo is more difficult than it seems because the selected product can be based on many criteria, including the type of skin, long coat and medical problems. One thing is certain – dog shampoo is always the best choice and human shampoo should be avoided at all costs.
Regular Use Dog Shampoos
This is a very broad category and there are many different types of ‘regular use’ dog shampoo. First, it is important to identify your dog’s skin type; is this particularly oily, dry and flaky or normal? This can be done by looking and feeling your dog’s coat and parting the fur to have a look at the skin.
For those dogs with dry or itchy skin, containing oatmeal shampoo is often recommended, as this ingredient relieves some of the symptoms associated with dry skin and allergies and may stop your dog itching so much. Sometimes this type of shampoo contains aloe vera as well which acts as a soothing ingredient. If your dog has problems with dandruff, it is a good idea to look for a rehydrating formula shampoo because these are often specifically targeted for this problem.