While summer brings us longer and warmer days, it can also upset your pets skin. Environmental allergens, like pollen, summer fleas and changes in temperature can all cause irritation even in what may seem like healthy and normal skin. Choosing the right shampoo for your pet can help to remove allergens, strengthen their skin barrier and treat underlying skin diseases as well as keeping them looking and smelling their best!
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Your pet’s skin has a different pH to yours? The Virbac shampoo range has been designed especially for your pet and has a neutral pH to cater specifically to their unique skin type.
Virbac shampoos are emollient based resulting in deeply moisturised skin and improved skin barrier function. Compromised and dry skin finds it much harder to function as a natural barrier against the world around it. Ensuring your pet’s skin barrier is healthy and strong is key and emollients can help support this. Emollient based shampoos help rehydrate your pet’s skin and support its natural barrier which will stop moisture getting out and irritants getting in.
EpiSoothe uses the power of colloidal oatmeal, famous for its soothing, moisturising and deep cleansing properties. Colloidal oatmeal helps the skin retain its moisture, controls and relieves itching and can help reduce flare ups. EpiSoothe has a mild apple scent and is ideal for pets who are regularly shampooed or just want a quick clean up while nourishing and strengthening their skin at the same time.
Allergic dermatitis is a common skin disorder resulting in itchy, red and inflamed skin. If your pet has allergic dermatitis, even their “healthy” skin isn’t normal! The skin is meant to be a protective barrier, keeping allergens out and moisture in but these pets often have skin flare ups and infections due to their defective skin barrier. Allermyl has been designed to cater to the specific needs of dogs and cats with seasonal allergic dermatitis. Allermyl is full of fatty acids that help strengthen skin from the inside out making it less prone to allergic reactions and flare ups. Allermyl uses the latest technology to restore the skin barrier and return softness and vitality to sensitive and irritated skin. Pet owners report that the longer they use Allermyl, the better their pet’s skin gets.
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Dogs with allergic dermatitis often have food allergies as well. Using a good skin diet may help reduce symptoms.
This is known as Seborrhea, which results in dry, scaly, and/or greasy skin. Some of the breeds we commonly see this with, but not limited to, are Spaniels, West Highland White Terriers, Dachshunds, Labradors and Golden Retrievers. Dogs with seborrhoea often end up at the vet with skin infections!
Sebolytic is designed to treat and manage cases of Seborrhea, a condition where dogs have a greasy and smelly coat as well as dry and flaky skin. Often they will have a build up of dead skin cells and crust. Sebolytic is designed to remove this excess, which can harbor bacteria and yeast, while at the same time treating active infections with its mix of targeted active ingredients such as Tea Tree Oil, Zinc and Vitamin B6.
Not sure which shampoo is right for your pet? Speak with your local vet clinic who will be able to give you the best advice for your pet.