The Number One Rule in Choosing A Dog Shampoo

Dogs are naturally curious, active, and adventurous. They can run around the yard, dig in the dirt, pilfer through garbage, and so on. They can get dirty. And like humans, they need washing and cleaning.

So, when it comes to choosing the right shampoo for dogs, the most important advice is: do not use people’s shampoo (or soap) for dogs.

A dog’s skin is a lot more sensitive than human skin, and human shampoos are full of harsh chemicals. Human soap and shampoo are designed to strip natural oils. Some contain beautifying chemicals that can irritate a dog’s skin. And the fragrances of most soaps and shampoo are too strong for a dog’s hyper-sensitive sense of smell.

Just choose a shampoo that’s specially formulated for the needs of dogs available in most veterinary clinics and pet stores.