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Will it hurt my dog if I wash him in dial soap It smells ...

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Will it hurt my dog if I wash him in dial soap? It smells so much better than dog soap. Thank you XXXXX XXXXX
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Sally G. replied 9 years ago.

Hi 12345,

Soap made for humans can dry out a dogs skin. Dawn diswashing soap is semi okay , but for just washing the dog I would stick to dog shampoo. There is such a variety to choose from that you can probably find one that suits you.

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
How do you know if your dog has dry skin when he has lots of hair and thick?
Expert:  Sally G. replied 9 years ago.
You will see scratching and flaking. If you part the hair you may see scales like dandruff.
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
I see that with regular dog shampoo what can you get to get rid of that.
Expert:  Sally G. replied 9 years ago.

You will want to help the skin and coat internally by giving omega fatty acids daily. Derm caps or fish oil are good for this however there are many supplements on the market for this, choose the one that is right for you. Using an oatmeal based shampoo for dogs is another way to help as it is more soothing to the skin.

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