Dog Shampoos & Conditioners - ALL
Many people think that bathing their family pet is a job for just any old shampoo. "After all, he's just a dog". However, the type of shampoo you use is very important.
Your pet's skin secretes Sebum (a waxy oil) which attracts dirt and contributes to an accumulation of bacteria, skin diseases, and offensive odors. Additionaly, pet hair follicles are more prone to blockage by debris or Sebum (schnauzer syndrome). The lack of sweat glands throughout the body complicates the cleansing of pores since the skin does not have the ability to sweat and naturally cleanse and flush itself.
Dryness (most often caused by improper diet, artificial heating, or poor quality shampoo products) are the most common factors associated with "itching". Human shampoos and (worse) dish washing formulations are extremely drying and can measurably aggrevate "itching".
High quality, non-detergent, pH balanced and formulated pet shampoos are very effective in relieving itching problems and preventing shedding. Read more about skin conditions HERE