Welcome to the review and discussion site for dog health products and dog skin problem remedies. With so many pet products and treatments on the market, being able to read what pet owners just like you; as well a veterinarians, have to say about various dog health products is invaluable. To set the context, did you know that there are over 11,000 different dog shampoo choices on the market? That sure is a lot to pick from, and how do you know that the shampoo is right for your dog. No imagine all of the products for dog skin problems and all other dog health issues!
Let’s start with dog skin problems. The majority of medicated dog shampoo claims to treat skin problems in dogs. The problem is that the majority of these shampoos are either almost exactly formulated as human shampoos or they have unproven and ineffective homeopathic ingredients that do little to cure the problem. Before I go any further, don’t jump the gun, many homeopathic ingredients work wonders to improve dog health; unfortunately there are way too many “marketing” gimmicks out there dealing around these all natural ingredients meant to improve a dogs health.
When looking for a dog shampoo it is best to look for a product that is designed just for dogs as so many of the shampoos for dogs today are really just human shampoos relabeled or changed slightly. This is not good as these shampoos will have a lower ph level than your pets skin leading to dog skin problems and dry itchy skin. An oatmeal dog shampoo is typically a good choice as the oatmeal will usually help create a proper ph balance for that of a dog. Also look for dog shampoos with zinc pca as the zinc is a wonderful natural healer and anti bacterial agent and will improve overall dog health well beyond the skin and coat.
When searching for a solution for dog skin problems you will find many different approaches. Some companies say medicated dog shampoo is the best treatment. Others will say that it is best to start feeding your dog with digestive enzymes. Still others will promote homeopathic solutions (which are usually liquid and added to a dogs water or food). The truth is that we have seen all of these approaches work as so much of it depends on the reason behind the dogs skin problem, as well as an overall understanding of the over dogs health. We will discuss these options in more detail on other threads. However, I can tell you that giving your dog (or cat for that matter) a digestive enzyme everyday will do so much to promote better overall health of your pet from a shiner coat, to no more dog skin problems, less shedding, to fewer diarrhea, to a better mood. From a general overall dog health perspective, enzymes are a great choice – much like a daily vitamin.
Getting back to dog shampoo for a second also be sure to look for one that has fatty omega 3’s in it. This will help the oil glands under the dogs skin stay healthy and continue to moisturize the dog’s skin and coat. And as with enzymes, omega 3 will also improve the over dog health as well as help treat dog skin problems. Lastly, make sure that you are using a good dog food. The cheaper ones on the market will cause a host of issues and cost you a great deal of money at the veterinarian.
We hope you enjoyed this discussion on a dogs health, dog shampoo, and some considerations of treating a dog skin problem. Please read the specific posts regarding your exact problem! Thanks.