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Sensitive Dog Shampoo: Why pH Matters

When it comes to choosing the best shampoo for your doggy's sensitive skin, there is much more to consider than just what smells the best. One of the most important factors to consider is pH level. This is because the pH of human skin and dog skin are considerably different. While the pH of human skin rests between 4.5-5.5, the pH of a dog's skin is approximately 5.5-7.5. This is important to take into consideration when selecting a shampoo for your pup because selecting a shampoo with a pH level that is too low can strip away natural oils causing irritation and itching that may lead to uncomfortable and even problematic skin conditions.

On the other hand, a product with a pH that is too high can cause the soap to stay on the dog’s skin longer, leading to an itchy, uncomfortable coat. To ensure your pup receives the best cleansing possible, it is important to select a shampoo that is formulated towards dogs specifically. Dog shampoos typically have a pH of 7-8, which is in the optimal range for a pup's coat.

Selecting a shampoo specifically formulated for dogs with a pH close to the natural pH of your dog is the best way to keep your pup’s sensitive skin healthy. Be sure to check the label of any potential products to ensure you are choosing one that is best suited for your pup’s skin.

Ruby Reese dog shampoo is pH-balanced and has been formulated especially for sensitive dog skin. It is made in Ireland using top ingredients to gently moisturise your dog's coat and skin rather than dry it out.


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