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Can I Use Human Shampoo on My Dog?

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The answer is yes, but only baby shampoo

Human skin has a normal pH balance of 5.5-5.6, which is on the acidic side. Dogs, on the other hand, have a normal pH balance of 6.2-7.4, which is more neutral. Using a human shampoo on dogs disrupts the acid mantle, leaving your dog vulnerable to parasites,

The only human shampoo recommended for dogs is baby shampoo

telmel
a month ago
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TheChimp
TheChimpa month ago

Why not use dog shampoo?

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

Have you seen the price of it TC ?

Its a blatant rip off, taking advantage of dog owners

And i am not conviced certain brands do the job

For me a baby shampoo is a good alternative , it has the right PH, has been extensively tested for babies , and i would trust using it on my dog

Besides that we had a friend who is a vet confirm its a good alternative

Ps have i upset Mr G ?

I tried to make amends by posting this instead of news on chat, but he disappeared ?

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfera month ago

Are posting 2 news stories against latest deals rules?

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Ann1984a month ago

SilverSurfer it was until they put them into new update where points for chat removed unless interaction

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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfera month ago

Ann1984 So currently posting 2 news stories a day does not break any latest deals rules?

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Ann1984a month ago
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SilverSurfer
SilverSurfera month ago

Ann1984 So people attacking the posts are trolling and bullying?

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee1963a month ago

SilverSurfer Quite so.

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blacklabrador
blacklabradora month ago

We use baby shampoo if one of ours (usually Maisie) decides to use fox poo as her perfume of the day 🤢

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FG280
FG280a month ago

Haha! It seems to be rabbit poo is the favourite perfume here! Delightful 🤢

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

Thats dogs for you , they find the smelliest coverings they can 😄

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

FG280 Eau de rabbit excremente

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blacklabrador
blacklabradora month ago

FG280 I'm sure she'd be equally happy to try rabbit poo, for a change

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blacklabrador
blacklabradora month ago

telmel Trouble is they find it just that fraction of a second before we do

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly25a month ago

I use baby shampoo on our dog. I didn’t know that normal shampoo may not suit her skin, we have just used baby shampoo so it wouldn’t irritate her eyes.

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

Thanks for that G, a good recommendation and confirmation of the article

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheapa month ago

We sometimes use baby shampoo on our dog

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

Thank you also I

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

Thank you LD for reinstating this post, i am not sure why it was removed originally though ?

I hope it was not someone reporting it and playing devils advocate ?

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Chelchel
Chelchela month ago

It's similar with cats, only can use baby shampoo which considering you can hardly find cat ones is the only option a lot of the time.

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

I found this on google C

What can I use to wash my cat?

You can use several products to wash your cat instead of cat shampoos, such as foam, cat bath wipes, washcloths, water and vinegar, soap, Johnson's baby shampoo, and Dawn dishwashing liquid soap. Avoid using any human or neutral products because they can be harmful to your cat, or contain some toxic ingredients. Aug 30, 2020

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Chelchel
Chelchela month ago

telmel That's brilliant info thank you.

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

Chelchel A pleasure C , cats are just as important as dogs

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Mango4
Mango4a month ago

I would always use the proper Dog shampoo as it helps to prevent fleas, is good for their coat and skin and smelly lovely and to be honest if you buy it from Homebargains or the like it's not really anymore expensive than a normal shampoo.

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

True M, but some people have pets that may be allergic to dog shampoo and are looking for an alternative

Also you dont need to buy a shampoo with built in flea prevention if you are already giving flea drops or tablets , you might be overdosing your pet with too much

And just using a shampoo with flea prevention alone will not prevent infestation

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Mango4
Mango4a month ago

They do Dog shampoo for skin conditions and allergies if your dog has a skin condition. Regards of fleas there is no way you could overdose the dog by using a shampoo , and although it doesn't prevent fleas it;'s an aid to deterring fleas and bugs . Although Baby Shampoo is mild enough to use on a Dog it's not recommended due to the fact that humans’ pH level is relatively higher than a dog’s, baby shampoos can have a huge impact on drying out your dog’s skin.

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

M, the chemicals in the shampoo added to anti flea treatments you may already be giving your dog could cause a reaction , thats why there is a recommended dosage

Baby shampoo has a lower PH than other shampoos so cannot harm your pet

Heres an article explaining about it

https://limmerhtc.com/how-is-baby-shampoo-different-than-regular-shampoo/

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Mango4
Mango4a month ago

Don't believe everything you read on the internet , try asking your local Vet. If you were a true animal lover you would just invest in the proper product .

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

Mango4 M, our friend is a vet, i mentioned this right at the beginning of the post , see below, its approved

Have you seen the price of it TC ?

Its a blatant rip off, taking advantage of dog owners

And i am not conviced certain brands do the job

For me a baby shampoo is a good alternative , it has the right PH, has been extensively tested for babies , and i would trust using it on my dog

Besides that we had a friend who is a vet confirm its a good alternative

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Mango4
Mango4a month ago

telmel As I said any Dog Lover would buy the correct product. Not sure why any good vet would recommend any different.

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

M, as i said twice before , some dogs are allergic to normal dog shampoos, certain breeds have sensitive skin and normal shampoos can irritate their eyes

Dont take my word for it , speak to a vet yourself , other members find the same , see Gs post from earlier

gerrykelly25

8 hours ago

I use baby shampoo on our dog. I didn’t know that normal shampoo may not suit her skin, we have just used baby shampoo so it wouldn’t irritate her eyes.

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lilminxymoo
lilminxymooa month ago

No because a dogs skin pH is different to ours

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
a month ago

Havent you been following the thread I ?

Exactly why baby shampoo is ok , it has a lower ph closer to a dogs

The internet is awash with info on this, if you will excuse the pun

Heres another article

In fact, according to Petful, she says, "veterinary dermatologists recommend Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo frequently for sensitive dogs. ... In fact, many experts agree that baby shampoo is okay for dogs as long as it's cleared by your dog-tor, is unscented, and is clear.Feb 14, 2018

Another link

https://www.dogingtonpost.com/baby-shampoo-safe-use-dogs/

And another

https://barkingroyalty.com/baby-shampoo-for-dogs/

etc etc etc

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Chelsea0121
Chelsea0121a month ago

Dont see why not, ive used baby shampoo before on my dogs and theyve had no reaction to it and does the job

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOEa month ago

we used baby shampoo on all of our dogs .... because dog shampoo so dear .... obviously ...using common sense over thorough rinsing and keeping out of eyes.

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