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why you need to use a dog shampoo and conditioner for your pet pooches

When bathing our dogs, we commonly assume that human shampoos and conditioners will suit them. However, studies* have shown they can be too strong on their sensitive bodies and fur, disrupting the acid mantle and pH levels of their skin. That’s why it’s essential to use grooming products designed to provide moisturising nourishment for your pup.

what’s the difference between dog’s skin versus human skin?

When it comes to our furry friends, their skin is structurally different from ours. Firstly, our skin is thicker – the epidermis of a dog is 3-5 cells thick, while human skin is approximately 10-15 cells thick. The bigger the cell count, the more resilient they are with skincare products. 
 
Secondly, a study from the National Library of Medicine^^ showed that dogs have a more neutral pH (5.5-7.2) compared to humans (4.1-5.8). The lower the pH level of a product, the more acidic it is. With that in mind, human shampoos and conditioners work to maintain our pH range. In contrast, if used on pets, the formulation is often too irritating on their skin, stripping their acid mantle, which may contribute to dermal inflammatory conditions.

the benefits of using grooming products made for dogs

reduces irritations

Dog shampoos and conditioners are formulated to be easily rinsed off and not cling to fur, thus reducing the risk of ingestion when licking themselves to self-groom.

maintains healthy skin and coat

While dry shampoos for dogs are a good short-term solution, regularly bathing them with water-activated dog shampoos and conditioners helps maintain the natural oils in their coat and skin. A wet bath helps reduce flakiness and dandruff from forming, keeping their coats shiny and soft.

minimises odours

We love our four-legged friends, but let’s face it, they can be smelly – especially when playing in mud and rolling around in dirt all day. Pet products containing natural deodorisers like bergamot and ylang ylang minimise odour and reinvigorate their canine senses.

what’s the best dog shampoo and conditioner to use for your canine friends? 

A gentle and hydrating formulation is important when it comes to grooming products for pets. For example, aloe vera works well due to its soothing properties while also being a natural moisturiser.  
 
Dog shampoos and conditioners containing organic ingredients rich in fatty acids will also serve pooches well, helping them maintain a healthy barrier function**. Plus, a naturally scented grooming product will reawaken, revitalise and rejuvenate their senses.

that’s why we created the Doggie Duo – made for your dog

At endota, we’ve always believed that wellbeing is our natural state. Our Doggie Duo is a testament to this and a solution to all of you who, like us, believe the benefits of wellness should also extend to our furry friends.  
 
The Dog Wash and Dog Conditioner feature an array of nourishing botanicals that gently and thoroughly clean dog coats.  For an extra step in safety, the Doggie Duo set was independently reviewed by Australian Certified Organic (ACO) and underwent toxicology testing by the Australian Animals Poisons Centre to ensure they are safe for dogs.

We added aloe vera for its multitasking benefits: it soothes dry or sensitive skin, calming irritations and providing lightweight hydration without feeling greasy. Because dogs love fun in the sun and a daily walk, we incorporated Kakadu plum – one of the richest natural sources of vitamin C and a potent antioxidant that helps safeguard your dog's skin against environmental aggressors and promote a healthy-looking, radiant coat.

Our Dog Wash uses Australian hemp seed oil to help maintain a healthy barrier function^. Meanwhile, sunflower oil locks in moisture and helps promote healthy hair growth. When paired together, your dogs stay hydrated, happy and healthy all year long.  

Does the Doggie Duo sound like the perfect addition to your pup’s routine? You can shop the duo here

 

Disclaimer: This content is not intended as medical advice and we recommend consulting a veterinarian before using any new pet products. 

references

*https://petgroomermagazine.com/articles/ingredients/a-study-of-the-ph-of-pet-and-human-shampoos/

**https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2674689/

^https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8878527/

^^https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC227028/

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