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The Well Dog Place

Dr. Ken Tudor Holistic Veterinarian

Dog getting a bath, needs shampoo with the correct pH

Basic Dog Care 05 | How to Select Dog Shampoo

Most dog parents probably don't realize that they should be checking their dog's shampoo bottles before bathing their dogs, especially checking the shampoo’s pH. The reason is that dogs require a shampoo that has a pH of 7.0 or greater. Dogs have alkaline skin, unlike we humans, who have acidic skin that requires a pH below 7. Human shampoos have a pH of 6.5 or below and many dog shampoos that don't specify pH on the label.

Continuous use of a product with a pH lower than 7.0 can result in dull, brittle, or dry fur. A dog's skin also needs to be impervious to water and the elements, and frequent use of the wrong shampoo, can damage skin cells, so they lose their water tight barrier. This can even result in poor-looking, diseased skin. We can help you choose a quality dog shampoo.

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Hannah Rizzo, Veterinary Technician
Dr. Ken Tudor, Holistic Veterinarian

Hannah Rizzo is a gifted veterinary technician that has a calming way with patients. In addition to her traditional nursing skills, she has acquired skills in alternative treatments as well. Hannah is an Upland High School graduate and graduated from the Carrington College Veterinary Technician Program. Outside work, Hannah and her boyfriend, Daniel are very active in fundraising events for Multiple Sclerosis research. They share their Pomona home with 2 dogs, 2 cats and 2 bearded dragon lizards.

Basic Dog Care 05 | How to Select Dog Shampoo

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