Why Hempooch Pet Shampoo?
One of the most common question we got asked is why pet shampoo? why not use human shampoo on our pets?
The short answer is no! and here is why.
Dog skin and human skin have very different pH balances. The topmost layer of the skin keeps our pets protected from contaminants such as viruses and bacteria. It also keeps the body hydrated by absorbing water and reducing evaporation.
When we bathe our pets, the acid mantle (top layer) is washed away. To counter this, most soaps and shampoos have ingredients that moisturize and protect the skin until the acid mantle renews itself. The proper balance of acidity and alkalinity is crucial for this regeneration to happy. This is called the pH balance.
Human skin has a normal pH balance of 5.5-5.6, which is on the acidic side. Dogs, on the other hand, have a normal pH balance of 6.2-7.4, which is more neutral. Using a human shampoo on dogs disrupts the acid mantle, leaving your dog vulnerable to parasites, viruses, and bacteria. It also makes their skin feel dry and flaky, which can lead to repeated scratching and abrasions. This makes it easy for bacteria to invade.
Using a high quality pet shampoo such as the Hempooch Hemp Seed Oil Shampoo and Leave in Conditioner helps to maintain the PH balance of your pets; coat and provide their skin with the nourishment of hemp seed oil. Strengthening the skin's barrier against infection and reduce inflammation when they are irritated.