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What to Look for in a Dog Shampoo?

If you have a dog with a short coat, you can get away with bathing it every three months. However, if your dog has a medium or long coat, you’ll have to bathe it at least once a month for a healthy and odorless coat.

Whip out your dog grooming products before summoning your canine for bath time, and be sure to get the right Gou Gou Pets shampoo for its needs.

If it Has a Skin Condition

If your dog has a skin condition or allergy, you should stick to natural pet health products with ingredients like:

  • Aloe vera
  • Honey
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Japanese catnip
  • Coconut

These ingredients should help your dog retain moisture to avoid skin allergies, which cause skin dryness.

Moreover, it would be best to stick to shampoos with natural instead of chemical-based artificial fragrances that can exacerbate their skin condition.

Highly Recommended: Allergy Pet Shampoo

If it Has Joint Issues

Inflammation of the joints happens when one of the cartilages undergoes a drastic change, such as a fracture, strain, sprain, and so on. You can alleviate their pain and discomfort by addressing the underlying cause (inflammation).

To relieve inflammation, look for a shampoo with:

  • Aloe vera
  • Turmeric
  • Frankincense and myrrh
  • Lotus seed

Highly Recommended: Anti-Inflammatory Pet Shampoo

The Anti-inflammatory Pet Shampoo Bottle by Gou Gou Pets

If it Has Anxiety

Your dog may feel anxious due to separation, aging, or a fear of loud noises, strangers, individual visual stimuli, or strange places. Anxiety is more common in animals than in humans. It affects every dog differently.

Fortunately, you can treat your dog’s symptoms with a shampoo formulated to calm it down. Look for a shampoo with the following ingredients:

  • Aloe vera
  • Lavender
  • Bergamot
  • Geraniums
  • Mimosa flower

Highly Recommended: Calming Pet Shampoo

If it Has Fleas and Ticks

Fleas and ticks attack dogs during the warmer months. These pests can be detrimental to their health and should not be allowed to linger. Ensure the shampoo you buy is designed to kill them upon contact while going easy on your dog’s skin and coat.

If your dog has overly sensitive skin, it’s better to go for a shampoo with natural oils and herbs like:

  • Aloe vera
  • Cnidium
  • Guar gum
  • Golden larch bark
  • Bittering agent

Highly Recommended: Flea and Tick Shampoo

If it’s Shedding

Dogs are no strangers to excessive shedding. You can address this issue with a shampoo containing anti-oxidants, essential oils, and amino acids. Not only will such ingredients help your dog retain its fur, but they also remove animal dander and other pollutants.

Look for ingredients like:

  • Aloe vera
  • White tea
  • Lotus
  • Chinese climbing knotweed

Highly Recommended: Lotus and White Tea Shampoo

Order the above pet shampoos at our online pet care store. You can also browse our shelves for other holistic infused grooming products like Detangler Spray, Pet Pedicure Kit, and Foldable Grooming Comb. If your dog has a bad case of anxiety, we’d recommend some Zen and wellness care in the form of our Calming Essential Oil Blend.

Reach out for further assistance.