Taking care of your dog involves a lot of task. As making the right choices in providing it the best pet food possible, it is also a need to choose the right shampoo for your dog's skin. One of the two most common complaints seen are dog skin problems. The common causes of these skin irritations and problems are parasites, nutritional deficiencies, allergies /infections and weak immune systems. Thus, on your quest in battling these agents, most resort to natural dog skin ingredients because these are often mild and have been tested and proven for centuries for their claimed effects. Before telling you the effects of oats on the skin, let me first give you an overview why dog skin need the special attention and the caution when it comes to choosing oatmeal shampoos. Humans have sweat glands and a skin pH of about 7-8.5, slightly acidic so as to kill protect ourselves from bacteria and infections that might attack, thus it is described as the "body's first line of defense." Compared to that of the human skin, dog's skin has a higher and more basic pH, thus more susceptible to bacteria. Fur then, provide more protection to dog skin and come in various volume and length.
Itchy Skin and Scratching
We all know that oats is fiber-rich and has been recommended for a healthy intestine. For centuries, oats have been used by humans to sooth and relieve dog skin problems and skin allergies and irritations. Nowadays, it is used in spa treatments to scrape off dead cells, which most of us are very well aware of. It is also said to be suitable for sensitive skin. But how do we know that it can be used to treat dog skin problems? The U.S Food and Drug administration (FDA) since June 2003 has been regulating the use of colloidal oatmeal as skin protectant; thereby proving that it is safe and recommendable. There are a lot of colloidal oatmeal products available in the market. Colloidal oatmeal include water-holding functions, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory activity. Its functional properties make it a good cleansing, moisturizing and buffering agent. Also, some of the oat phenols are strong ultraviolet absorbers making it a perfect ingredient for dog treating and preventing dog skin problems.
Making colloidal oat as the base for your choice of cleanser is a good choice. It is mild, safe and effective, having the basic properties needed for cleansing and moisturizing thereby preventing dog skin problems. It is recommendable to check on the amount of colloidal oatmeal ingredient used since most product "fill-in" the shampoo with other ingredients. Some tips on choosing the best shampoo for your dog skin include supplements of ingredients that will enhance the condition of the fur and ingredients with wound-healing properties such as aloe vera. It is also best to buy products that are Veterinarian tested to ensure quality of product since it is never an option to put your dog at risk. As skin is very important to humans, we, as dog owners are to make the necessary steps to protect our dogs from the harmful environment. Dog skins are very susceptible to bacteria that cause various dog skin problems that can be serious affecting the immune system. Therefore, proper love and care not only involve enjoying our dog's company but as well as protecting our dogs from the harmful environment especially to dog skin problems which bothers almost every dog.