Common Questions About Dog Shampoo

Regular baths and grooming treatments are necessary to keep dogs healthy and comfortable. Mobile pet grooming services make it easy for your dog to get groomed without having to worry about putting him or her in the car and driving to a new location that may increase your pup’s anxiety about the process. However, between grooming appointments, you may want to give your dog a bath at home, which often raises questions about choosing a good dog shampoo. These answers to common questions dog families have about shampoo for their pets will help you make the right choice for your dog.

Can I use human shampoo on my dog?
It’s not a good idea to use human shampoo on dogs. Dogs’ skin is more sensitive than humans’, and it has a different pH balance. Using human shampoo on your dog is likely to trigger irritation and discomfort. Human shampoo also tends to cut through the acidic layer on dogs’ skin that protects them from bacteria and viruses, which will leave your pup vulnerable to infection.

What should I look for in a dog shampoo?
Many people choose dog shampoos based on scent, but look beyond the fragrance. As with human shampoos, there is a huge variety of dog shampoos tailored to different needs. If your dog is prone to skin irritation and allergies, anti-itch shampoos can be soothing. If your dog has dry skin, a conditioning shampoo may a good choice. If you’re not sure what shampoos is right for your dog, ask your vet for some recommendations.

How often can I use dog shampoo?
If your dog is getting groomed regularly, then he or she should be able to go at least a few weeks between shampoo sessions. Avoid over-bathing your dog, which will lead to dry skin. In most cases, dogs shouldn’t be shampooed more often than every other week, unless recommended by your vet.

EZ Pet Care offers mobile pet grooming in Dallas for your convenience and your pet’s comfort. We also offer everything else you need to care for your dog, including food delivery and pet waste removal. Schedule a grooming appointment or learn more about our services by calling (888) 613-1320.

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