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What's the best baby shampoo for dogs?

asked 2017-02-24 18:04:36 -0500

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answered 2017-03-03 13:04:41 -0500

You should always use a shampoo made for dogs. They have a different pH balance and they should not use human shampoo.

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answered 2017-03-01 19:23:08 -0500

Dogs shouldn't use the same shampoos as humans do. Their hair is different and so is their skin. So the best option is always to use shampoos made specifically for dogs - better yet, for their own breed or fur type. However, Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo is so soft and free of harmful chemicals that it can be used in dogs - even in puppies.

Attention: if your dog has any skin problem or if he has any kind of allergy, it's important to check these information with his veterinary first. (:

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answered 2017-02-24 21:09:49 -0500

I always recommend using a dog specific shampoo. Even baby products could possibly have an ingredient not suitable for a canine. Most puppy shampoos are just cherry or powder scented dog shampoos that are marketed to puppy owners. It's most important to choose a natural tearfree dog shampoo with simple understandable ingredients listed. That goes for humans too!

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answered 2017-03-03 10:45:32 -0500

I agree that you should always use a dog shampoo when they are bathed.

However, when one of our dogs had an eye infection, our Vet suggested J&J baby shampoo to clean the eye area. So, from that point on, I always keep a trial size bottle on hand to wash our dogs faces with it when they get a bath. It just takes a drop or two on a wash cloth. But I definitely would not use it on their whole body.

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answered 2017-02-24 21:30:43 -0500

Hi there! I wouldn't actually ever recommend using any human shampoo for your dog. It may smell good or say "sensitive skin" on it, but human skin has very different needs and sensitivities than dogs. Always use something labeled for the species you are using it in to avoid undesirable reactions. That being said, try a dog shampoo that is unscented and contains oatmeal if your pooch has sensitive skin.

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answered 2017-02-24 20:41:22 -0500

Wholistic heavenly herbal shampoo is fantastic! It smells great and isn't too strong for your pets. Great for any pets with irritated skin! Love your dog is also a great product.

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answered 2017-02-24 20:36:54 -0500

All though human shampoos aren't recommended for use in dogs because dogs skin pH is different than humans so shampoos for humans vs dogs are made differently, Veterinary dermatologists recommend Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo frequently for sensitive dogs

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answered 2017-02-24 20:31:31 -0500

I'm a big fan of Earthwise All Natural Puppy shampoo: https://smile.amazon.com/Earthbath-Natural-Shampoo-Tearless-16-Ounce/dp/B00079PHUW?sa-no-redirect=1 (https://smile.amazon.com/Earthbath-Na...)

It's ultra-mild, made with natural ingredients and smells great!

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