Join Date: Oct 2010
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What I know is that foaming agents (Sodium lauryl sulphate, sodiuma laureth sulphate) are stripping natural oils from the skin. Since SA is problem with sebacious glands inside the skin, that particular ingredients have even worse impact od dogs that are SA sufferers because they have even less of those oils. Those sulphates are detergents, very harsh ones and with dog that has sensitive skin you have to be extra careful. On advice is to read ingredients. The other is to look fore shampo that is made form high quality saponifies cold pressed natural oils like olive (castille soap), jojoba, coconut... Natural vegetable glycerin is also a good ingredient as well as aloe vera, panthenol... You have a lot of good natural shampoos and conditioners in US. I love that Olive dog shop (web shop) because they sell good stuff and shipping fees are acceptableeven forme in Europe. Third advice is to go for medicated stuff. Virbac has fantastic medicated shampoos,conditioners and other stuff for all kinds of skin conditions. I can do a little research for you tomorrow and post results!
I have read that it is very important to oil skin before the bath and let that oil sit there for some time and than wash it with mild stuff. That's how oils are put into the skin that doesn't produce it. Some akita people use mineral or baby oil, but I doesnt like that idea. I would choose good plant oil
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