|Barked: Sat Jan 5, '13 12:22am PST |
|I found a great page explaining PH levels. A lot of dog owners aren't aware that it's a bad thing to use human shampoo on a dog. I have heard some people around here ask about it, so I wanted to share this link:
Also wanted to quote this section from the page, since I think it's rather important:
"Therefore, if a shampoo that is formulated for human skin is used on a dog, the dog's acid mantle will be disrupted, creating an environment where bacteria, parasites, and viruses can run rampant. Unknowingly, many pet owners will repeat washings of their dogs because of the smell caused by a proliferation of bacteria, making the problem worse as the skin's acid mantle/pH level becomes more imbalanced. Additionally, if the shampoo makes the skin feel dry, your dog will scratch at its skin, creating abrasions for bacteria to invade. It quickly becomes a vicious cycle."
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