What shampoos are safe to use on dogs?
Picking the right shampoo for your dog is important, as dogs don’t bathe as much as humans. The right shampoo can cut down on the number of baths you need to give your dog, improve the condition of your dog’s coat, and leave your dog smelling fresh and clean. When bathing a dog, always use a shampoo specifically designed for use on dogs. Never use a human shampoo or any other type of washing agent that is harsh or not formulated for use on dogs.
There are a few different general types of dog shampoo to choose from that are safe and effective. Read the description on shampoo bottles closely before purchasing to get a shampoo that is right for your dog. There are all-purpose shampoos for dogs with normal hair, shampoos for dogs with dry or brittle hair, shampoos for dogs with itchy skin, deodorizing shampoos for dogs with smelly coats, medicated shampoos for dogs that itch due to fleas or ticks, and shampoos that are gentle for puppies.
Make sure that any shampoo you choose has a good list of ingredients and contains few chemicals or additives. Ingredients like oat proteins, chamomile, tea tree oil and calendula are good ingredients to look for in dog shampoos. There are also some all-natural dog shampoos on the market that are very safe for dogs.