What normally occurs
Most never take baths.
- When they do take baths, they do it with an inadequate frequency (too often or hardly ever).
- Shampoos and/or soaps that are intended for human use are used on , sometimes even detergents or dish wash soaps are used .
- The same kind of shampoo is used for all , regardless of the kind of hair and skin.
- The use of topical solutions based on basic pH need to the easy growth of bacteria and the acid solutions can be irritating.
Consequence: the physiology of the skin and hair is altered with a deterioration of the external aspect of the dog and of the normal functioning of certain structures, causing dermal problems.
What should be done:
- Dogs should be bathed between once a month to once every three months, depending on the breed. During summer, you can bathe your dog up to once a week.
- Don't use products that can counter than normal physiology of the skin and hair.
- Use a physiological shampoo that has been formulated to respect the normal conditions of different kinds of hair.
- In all the cases in which the climatologic or hygienic conditions require baths more frequently, use a shampoo that is very soft on their hair.
Respect the physiology of every kind of skin, avoiding the predisposition to dermatologic problems.