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Why should we use paraben free and sulphate free dog shampoo ?
Firstly, what is dog shampoo??? Does our furry partner need a special grooming…? Why should really care of using paraben and sulphate free shampoo for the dogs? Does it really matters ? What should i see before buying a dog shampoo ??
Well of course YES!!! Dogs skin is more sensitive when compared to human skin. Unlike humans, pooches have less layers of skin.
Their skin has different pH balance level and is more towards acidic.
Skin has a thin layer called the acid mantle, which protects the topmost layer of the skin, the stratum corneum, from contaminants such as viruses and bacteria.
It also keeps the body hydrated by absorbing water and reducing evaporation.
When we bathe, the acid mantle is washed away. To counter this, we should use a shampoo that is designed for our pooch buddies.
“ We have to Choose the shampoo for the dogs as we do for our baby ”
Your pooch needs more attention when it comes to grooming products that we use for them.
We all know there are some awful ingredients found in personal care products for people and kids. The same can be said of pet grooming products.
Just like human skin and hair, a dog’s skin and coat respond better when a natural product is used. Natural products promote a healthy, hydrated skin and coat, while shampoos having chemicals can cause dry itchy, scaly skin with poor hair quality, lacking moisture and shine.
- Concept of good and bad chemicals in the dog shampoo
- Chemicals to Avoid and side effects
- Ingredients to Look For in Dog Shampoo
Good & Bad Chemical
What is good ? what is Bad ? in dog Shampoo for Skin
Concept of Good and Bad Chemical
Chemicals aren’t a clever idea for dogs. Chemically, man made products upset the fragile balance of our pooch and cause disruption, damage and pollution to our dogs and to ourselves also as most of the chemicals can easily penetrate both pooch and our skin which on long term cause some serious problems.
Your dog’s skin is her largest organ and anything you use on their skin and coat can be absorbed into the body. So, you want to avoid bathing your dog with anything that is toxic to our snuggle buddy.
Let’s us take you through few chemicals that we should avoid. So next time you could choose the best for your dogs.
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The First Chemical To avoid in dog shampoo
Parabens are used as preservatives in dog shampoos. They are used to extend shelf life and prevent microbial growth. Parabens are widely used because they are cheap and readily available.
Earlier studies on parabens in toxicology even though researchers (Routledge 1998) had previously demonstrated parabens also mimic estrogen in the body (act as xeno-estrogens or xeno-parabens).
In 2006, studies showed that parabens are rapidly absorbed through intact skin.
The 2016 study research found that exposure to estrogens and some xeno-estrogens are associated with an increase in cell proliferation and an increased risk of breast cancer.
Parabens can also be found as Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, propylparaben, benzylparaben, isopropylparaben and Butylparaben amongst others can harm healthy by contributing to the development of cancerous tumours.
Side effects of using parabens include
- allergic reactions and irritations
- severe neurological trauma
- pulmonary edema
- excessive use may lead to tumours
While We Avoid Sulphate shampoo for us the same we do to Our poocho Friend
Sulphates are extensively used in human and pet shampoos as surfactants. They create a rich lather that we all think is necessary to get our dogs’ coat clean. Nonetheless our fur babies are covered with hairs and sulfate compounds are difficult to wash from the coat and hair.
Regrettably, these ingredients are harsh on the skin and coat and are believed to be absorbed into the internal organs where they tend to stay for up to one week.
The skin is the largest organ in the body and can quickly absorb these chemicals through the skin and into the blood stream.
Many products that have sulfates also contain dioxane – a byproduct of the manufacturing process that is known to cause cancer.
Sulphates can also be found as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, or Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, TEA Lauryl Sulfate, MEA Lauryl Sulfate.
Side effects of using sulphates include
- allergic reactions and irritations
- irritate the lungs causing toxicity & cancers
- eye cataracts
Other chemicals to Avoid
There are few other chemicals that are harmful but you can find it in most of the dog shampoo Petrochemicals | Phthalates | Artificial Fragrances | Preservatives | Mineral Oils
Petrochemicals are a by-product of the petroleum industry. They come from crude oil and are used in many personal care products for both humans and pets as they are cheap. Surprisingly, the same petrochemicals are also used in metal cutting fluid!
Repeated exposure has been linked to endocrine disruption and several other types of cancer.
Phthalates are used extensively in shampoos, body washes etc. as gelling agents, to make the product appear thicker and more concentrated. They are also used to make scents and fragrances in products last longer. One of the side effects is that they can also cause birth defects and interfere with male fertility.
Many of the chemicals used to formulate certain aromas are petrochemicals. It is estimated that 95% of the synthetic fragrances in the market today are derived from petroleum by-products. They include benzene derivatives, aldehydes and many other known toxins which can cause cancer, birth defects, central nervous system disorders and allergic reactions.
They include benzene derivatives, aldehydes and may other known toxins and sensitizers, which can cause cancer, birth defects, central nervous system disorders reproductive and developmental toxicity and allergic reactions.
Some synthetic fragrances have been linked to cancer as well as
They are used to prolong the product life and make them smell good but at a huge cost! These preservatives, anti-freeze being one of them can cause serious health issues.
Although shampoos and other pet products are not given a lot of importance when it comes to health and safety inspections, it is still important to be educated about the harmful products present in them. Just because a product is cheaper and smells good doesn’t mean that it is safe to use
Oil in shampoo helps the skin retain its own moisture by providing a protective barrier over it. Isn’t it great? It also keeps the skin from releasing its own natural oils and eliminating toxins …
It’s a liquid mixture of hydrocarbons from crude oil. Even a drop is toxin and allergy inducer.
Only pharmaceutical-grade mineral oil has been cleaned of contaminants like complex hydrocarbons and benzene. Other grades of mineral oil are not completely free of contaminants.
Treat your furbaby with some protective care this monsoon. Help him to love his bath time with a shampoo that cleans and protects both!
Ingredients To look in Dog Shampoo
It is always important to look for products with natural ingredients for our smooch buddies as they groom by themselves too….(substitute for Chemicals)
Aloe Vera is a gentle and effective. Aloe contains prostaglandins, which may reduce inflammation, promote healing and alleviate allergic reactions
It also helps in fighting dry and irritated skin for less flaking and itching and many other types of skin infection.
It leaves your dog’s skin hydrated, moisturized, keeps coat soft and shiny. Luckily, our shampoo holds this amazing ingredient to give your smooches a better and healthy skin.
It is one of the important vitamins for our pooches. It is a great antioxidant that defend the body against free radicals(oxidative damage) in skin.
It helps is keeping healthy skin and coat. You know…. Our shampoo has this as one of our key ingredients to keep our pooches coat healthy!!!
Natural & Essential Oils
Essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts distilled into oil. These oils are derived from various parts of plants, have been used for medicinal purposes in some cultures for centuries.
Scientific research has found that certain essential oils & natural oils have health benefits too.
Most essential oils have antiseptic properties as well. The beneficial compounds in oils often are delivered in three ways: inhalation, topical application to the skin, and oral ingestion.
To your surprise we have used some of these oils in our products in Our Tick Toodeloo. They are,
Neem Oil: It is known for its anti-fungal properties. It is known to repel tick and fleas. It also has an effective anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and antiseptic properties.
Eucalyptus Oil: It is commonly used to treat colds, congestion, and coughs, and keeps the bugs away. Also known to be used as disinfectant.
Tea Tree Oil: This distinctively – scented oil is used to treat fungal skin infections and as a spot treatment for acne. It is known to sooth the skin from itching. It is also used to fight infections and boost immunity.
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