Being a paw parent, Pets are Everything Today as they are part of our lives. When it comes to your pooch, we all can’t help but feel attached to them for the love and company that they offer us. Some may even consider them as family. A definite sight most of us have witness will be them wagging their tail happily to welcome you home.
The duty lies on us to care of them and keeping them clean!
What is a natural dog shampoo?
Before one understands what a natural dog shampoo is, it is helpful to know that there are various commercial dog shampoos available in the market which can helpful at targeting to solve a specific problem.
But it is important to pay attention to the ingredients and same may contain strong chemicals that may be effective in getting the job done in the short term but could bring about certain side effects that are harsh and brutal to a dog’s skin which is soft and sensitive.
Thus, it is essential to choose the right shampoo.
Natural shampoos are one that do not contain any harmful chemicals and if they do, they are in very minimal quantities. They are made almost completely of nature-based products and natural ingredients that are very mild on the skin but achieve the goodness and purpose for which they are made.
Dog Shampoo VS. Natural Dog Shampoo
Normal shampoos refer to the common dog shampoos available in the market made up of common chemicals which creates bubbles and are soapy that makes it feel that it cleans your dog better.
Although formulated to act gently but yet firm, there have to be certain repercussions to using strong chemicals on their tender skin. However, long term use may result in harsh effects and drying on your dog’s skin.
Interestingly, we found that shampoo with thicker products do not work any better than the thinner ones, yet the general belief that there is a linkage between thickness and quality encourages the industry to thicken and create foam in their products (SLS/SLES).
These thickening compounds which are harmful for our pets which then cause sensitive skins which leads to multiple trips to the vets.
Indeed, the unique blends of fragrances makes their fur smell nice and scent stay longer, however it prohibits their skin to naturally produce oil to keep it moist.
Natural shampoos on the other hand, are made from natural products. They are biodegradable and also a majority of them do not contain any soap. Though soap free, they are able to cleanse dirt effectively and removes odor naturally.
In our tropical climate, if your dog sleep in your bed, spend lots of time outdoors or running around in public areas or owning certain breeds that require more frequent bath times than others, natural shampoos are the way to go!