Before you think that dry shampoo for dogs is just another fad, listen. The love between you and your dog can withstand many things. But for most people, and the sake of others around you, that doggie smell is honestly not one of them! It’s hard washing a dog. We get it. And we’re not saying to forever forego giving that stinky good boy of yours a good scrub in the tub. BUT, there are times, when dry shampoo for dogs comes in handy…
The Benefits of Dry Shampoo for Dogs
Just like us, dogs need regular bathing. A dog’s body has sebaceous glands, as humans do, that secrete an oily substance called sebum. Sebum keeps skin and hair moist and shiny, but when it builds up too much, it does stink and makes fur or hair or fur look greasy or dull.
Using a dry shampoo for dogs in between a full water bath offers a quick alternative to freshen up your dog’s coat and their body odor. You just massage it in, brush out the excess amount and the job is done. You’ll both probably enjoy the experience and want to keep it in your grooming routine.
If you’re traveling, away for a short break, or on vacation with your dog, a dry shampoo will deodorize and keep their skin and coat healthy until you are home again. So long as they haven’t rolled extensively in something very dirty or smelly of course!
Short of time after work, or expecting visitors and don’t have time to wash and dry the dog before your guests arrive? Use a waterless shampoo on your pooch so they are presentable enough for your company.
How does it work?
Dry shampoos for dogs work by absorbing that build-up or sebum, or oil, in your dog’s coat. The main base ingredients in powder products are usually types of starch and clay. These absorb any excessive build-up of moisture. Added fragrances and scents help with odor control.
As dry shampoo products stay on your dog, they don’t remove the sebum, so you will still need to give them regular water baths for cleaning, but you won’t need to use water for the in-between times.
Be aware that overuse of any shampoos can upset the balance of the natural oils in your dog’s coat that they need a level to be healthy and look great. When you’re using a waterless shampoo, you want to absorb the excess build-up only. It can be a quick help if we do not have time to bath our pet or if the dog groomer cannot give us appointment immediately!
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