Probiotic Shampoo for Dogs: Best Practices for Use
Probiotic Shampoo and Conditioner for Dogs: Best Practices for Use
Itchy dog? Solved.
So…you just purchased your first bottle of Topical Probiotic Shampoo from Skout’s Honor and have joined thousands of other pet parents who have put their trust in our pet grooming products to put a final end to chronic skin problems. In order to ensure success with the use of this new ‘secret weapon’ against itch, odor and inflammation, we’ve provided some simple tips below to help achieve the best possible results for your pup! (Or kitty!!!)
How Often Should I Apply Topical Probiotics Shampoo and Conditioner?
For healthy animals, the recommended washing interval is 2-4 weeks. However, you may feel free to wash as often as you like, because the probiotic kefir in our shampoo supports the skin’s natural biome and doesn’t disrupt it.
For animals with chronic skin issues, it is best to bathe the animal once every 3 days for the first two weeks, then once a week until the skin normalizes. We highly recommend using a daily-use product, like our Daily-use Probiotic Deodorizer or Daily-use Probiotic Detangler. The daily-use products will provide a much-needed daily “boost” of probiotics to those trouble spots.
You are fine switching to a monthly or bi-monthly routine once the skin has normalized.
Can I Dilute This Dog Shampoo?
Absolutely, in fact we recommend it! Diluting can make it much easier to spread and lather throughout the coat and rinse out, plus it is super easy to do. Simply pour roughly 1 FL.OZ. (one shot-glass full) per 20-pounds of doggie into an old water bottle or dilution bottle (available on our website!) and top off with water. Don’t worry about over-diluting, as long as the entire contents of the bottle get on the animal, you’ll be just fine. Massage into the skin with both hands for up to 2-minutes, then rinse out.
But if you need more than shampoo and conditioner for your dogs, we also have other pet grooming products for your doggie needs. Ensuring too that your dogs environment and doggie house is clean so that no more stinky odor or stain will stick on their coat, so purchasing stain and odor remover product for your carpet or floor is a right thing to do.
- Doug Swarts