The new TikTok trend has many dog owners using purple shampoo on their dogs’ hair when they wash them.Using human shampoo on dogs can cause irritation, leaving their skin dry, flaky and more vulnerable to parasites, bacteria and viruses.
The type of brush you use depends on the coat condition of your pet.Bathe your pet, but not every day: Dogs have a very different skin texture, so it’s important not to use soap or shampoo meant for humans.
Nowadays, most of us check the ingredient list of beauty or personal care products and ensure that the face wash or shampoo is sulphate or SLS free, the night cream or body lotion does not contain paraben and what not.
Between the sad puppy dog eyes and the angry kitty claws, it’s one of the less rewarding ways to spend time with your furry best friend. Grooming tip: Tolomeo recommends diluting your dog shampoo with water—it’ll be easier to apply and faster to rinse.
Look for a brush with smoothly finished teeth that won’t scratch or damage your dog’s skin or coat as you use it. In conjunction with good brushing and combing, conditioners can help prevent tangled coats.
Shampoos for oily coats are called sebolytic and clear excess grease.Dry coats need a veterinary moisturising shampoo or a specific veterinary shampoo for the cause of the problem, plus moisturiser.Examination is essential for diagnosis so that the correct shampoo is used.That said, I don’t think your dog will suffer any ill-effects from showering during the hot weather.David Grant MBE was a vet at the RSPCA Harmsworth Hospital for Animals.