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Many good-hearted mortals make the mistake of using human shampoo on dogs. While it doesn’t always cause an instantly negative reaction, your dog’s skin is much more sensitive than yours and your favorite soap might cause itching, burning or irritation. Even if it doesn’t appear to cause any harm, it’s silently throwing off your dog’s Ph levels and that will eventually cause a problem. The more frequently you use human shampoo on your dog the more likely it is to build up and cause an adverse reaction.
Your Skin Vs. Your Dog’s Skin
Your dog’s skin is similar to yours, but it’s far from the same in terms of Ph balance. The average Ph level for dogs is somewhere between 6.2 and 7.4 (more neutral), while the average Ph level for humans is between 5.5 and 5.6 (more acidic). Soaps, shampoos, and conditioners made for humans are created to provide the right Ph balance for human skin, not canine. As a result, regularly using human shampoo on your pup can throw off your dog’s Ph balance.
Dogs have a wide range of possible Ph levels based upon breed and genetics. This helps explain why some dogs are more sensitive to human shampoos than others.
There are 3 things that can happen after using human shampoo on dogs
- When you use human shampoo on dogs it offsets the Ph balance of the top protective layer of skin technically known as the acid mantle.
- When the acid mantle isn’t up to its job, your dog becomes more susceptible to viruses, bacteria, and parasites.
- With the top layer of skin all out of whack, your dog’s skin may become itchy, flaky, or dry. Any of these things can cause dogs to itch and chew to no end, resulting in open sores and potential infection.
You can avoid a spiral of negative events and protect your four-legged pal’s skin by using a shampoo made especially for dogs.
The Best Organic Shampoo for Dogs: Spruce Up Pup Shampoo Bar
Spruce Up Pup is a uniquely effective all-natural shampoo for dogs of varying skin types. Conveniently shaped like a bar of soap, it offers easy one-step application for even the wiggliest of pups.
Specially formulated with your dog’s unique pH levels in mind, Spruce Up Pup Shampoo is filled with organic essential oils that sanitize and enrich fur, leaving Fido fresh, fluffy and oh-so-wonderful smelling. To make things more pawesome, it contains natural anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that soothe common skin issues in dogs.
Get ready to love the way your dog looks, smells, and feels
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