Choosing the right Dog Shampoo can make a world of difference. Searching local stores and online for Dog shampoo for Rover can be overwhelming. Just like humans, choosing the right kind for your dogs skin type varies from dog to dog. The most common skin types are dry flaky skin, oily skin and normal skin. Which type of dog shampoo should Rover use?
1. DRY FLAKY SKIN
First look and see if Rover has dry flaky skin. If you see flakes, the best dog shampoo for the dry skin is one with an Oatmeal base. The oatmeal will clear up flakes, sooth dry itchy skin and moisturize. Always read the label on how to properly use the shampoo. One reason Rover might have dry flaky skin is because some less expensive dog foods don’t have the correct amount of ingredients for their skin. Try putting omega fatty acids in their meal. You can purchase a specific dog supplement with omega. Another option could be to give fish oil to help with his coat.
2. OILY SKIN
Rub your fingers through Rover’s fur and see if there is any type of oil residue. This will help you decipher if the coat is oily. When the coat has oily skin use a refreshing Dog shampoo to clean his coat. You will not want to use any type of conditioner. Conditioner will make Rovers skin feel more oilier.
3. NORMAL SKIN
Check to see if Rover has any dry flaky skin or if you can feel if the skin is oily. If he has neither you can choose a basic dog shampoo. One option is a Deodorizing shampoo. This will get ride of Rovers unwanted smells.
4. FLEAS AND TICKS SHAMPOO
Shampoo for fleas and ticks contain a chemical to kill the fleas and ticks but is safe to use on Rover. Make sure you read the label before applying to see how long you will need to leave the shampoo on. Make sure you rinse all the flea and tick shampoo out. This will help prevent ingestion if Rover grooms himself.
5. DOG CONDITIONER
Conditioners are great for dogs with long coated fur that gets tangles and mats. One type of conditioner for after shampooing dogs is a Deodorizing conditioner. This will get the smell out of Rovers skin. Another type is a creme rinse conditioner which makes their fur thicker. Make sure you rinse all of it out of your dogs coat. Don’t over condition this will make the coat look greasy.
6. NEVER USE HUMAN SHAMPOO
The PH in human shampoo is not balanced for dogs. The PH in Dog shampoo is made to remove odors, dirt, oil and has non tearing formula so it won’t burn Rovers eyes. Human shampoo will make Rovers skin dry and irritated.