Why Opt for a Natural Pet Shampoo?
Do you remember your "I hate bath time" phase when you were a kid? Perhaps, you avoided it and sometimes even got away with it! It is the same for pups. The only difference, is that their feeling doesn't go away even when they become adults (hoping it's not your case lol). As dog parents, we obviously want what is best for our beloved furry friends; especially, when it comes to one of their most dreaded moments: bath time! Seeing those big puppy eyes as they realize they are about to get soaked and rinsed might make you realize that you should at least be using a pet shampoo with safe and non-toxic ingredients.
When it comes to bathing your dog, there are a lot of options. For instance, the amount of pet shampoos, conditioners, essential oils or waterless sprays we are constantly exposed to is insane. There are several important factors that you might want to consider before deciding on a suitable shampoo for your dog.
- Do not use a human shampoo: The pH level is usually lower, and hence will cause reaction in your dog’s skin. Dogs have sensitive skin and their pH level ranges from 7.0-7.52. Always opt for a high alkaline level shampoo.
- Read the labels: There are some chemicals that are potentially harmful for dogs. Some examples are phthalates, parabens and sulfates which could cause allergic reactions to dogs’ skin. Even though chemical based products are effective they can cause damage.
Why choose a natural pet shampoo for your dog?
Natural pet shampoos are chemical-free and eco-friendly, making it safe to use them on dogs. There are several benefits when it comes to using these all natural dog shampoos on your furry companion.
Help soothe itchy skin
Even though some chemical based shampoos can be effective in cleaning your dog, they can cause allergic reactions and itchiness because of the harsh ingredients they are composed of. For the case of the organic dog shampoo, this is completely negated since they are made of completely natural & non-toxic solutions. This is also partly due to the ability of the natural materials in balancing the dog’s pH level on the skin. The slightest change in pH can affect the dog’s skin, causing itchiness or even skin problems.
Provide healthy skin
Natural ingredients such as soybean oil and fatty acids moisturize your dogs skin and coat. Our EcoSpaw shampoo contains a nanoparticle solution that removes dirt, oil, dust and other foreign particles on your dog skin, making it easier for you to rinse them away. All of these contribute to a healthier skin for your dog! Not to worry as the nanoparticles are completely eco-friendly and biodegradable too.
Something to look for in a hypoallergenic dog shampoo is a high pH along with fatty acids, and vitamins E and B5.
Artificial or synthetic fragrances and colors are harmful to dogs coat. Look for shampoos scented with natural, essential oils, such as lavender, chamomile or eucalyptus, if you enjoy fragranced shampoo.
According to a study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), dogs and cats were contaminated with 48 of 70 industrial chemicals tested, including 43 chemicals at levels higher than those typically found in people. With a biodegradable pet shampoo, you are able to not only protect your pet from harmful toxins & chemicals but also the earth from contaminated and polluted water tables.
In our experience with customers, it is really proven that using natural solutions and cruelty free ingredient products for your dog is always the best. Do look through our store to find out what is the best option for your dog!