What caused my dog to react to its old dog shampoo and conditioner?
Two of the major causes of skin reactions to topical shampoos are harsh surfactant ingredients (cleaning agents) and artificial (synthetic) fragrances. They can result in skin irritation, drying, dandruff, itchiness and even hair loss.
Sulphates are the most commonly used surfactant (cleaning agent) in human and animal products as they are effective cleansers and very low cost. However they are also strong irritants. The two primary sulphate surfactants used in most products are Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) and its ethoxylated equivalent Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulphate (SLES). Both cleansers are made by “sulphating” palm oil. Pure Animal Wellbeing recommends avoiding products containing SLS and SLES because of the irritancy and the presence of “objectionable trace impurities”. SLS has also been shown to cause the skin to become more sensitive to other ingredients and irritants.
Artificial (synthetic) fragrances are another major cause of irritation to the skin. Pure Animal Wellbeing only uses 100% Botanical fragrances (certified organic where possible) and essential oils to provide skin friendly, natural fresh scents pleasing to dogs and humans alike.
PAW Nutriderm Replenishing Shampoo 200mL
PAW NutriDerm Replenishing Conditioner intensively nourishes, moisturizes and replenishes the skin and provides a soft, manageable coat. It is formulated using:
√The immediate soothing effects of colloidal oatmeal
√Cerasine®, a skin nutrient complex consisting of ceramides, phytosphingosine and essential fatty acid nutrients to nourish and replenish the hydrolipic film for optimal skin hydration and maintenance of the epidermal barrier
√pawDerm technology combining moisturizing nutrients and smoothing detanglers to maintain skin health
For optimal performance NutriDerm Replenishing Conditioner should be used in conjunction with the NutriDerm® Replenishing Shampoo or Mediderm Medicated Shampoo.
In a healthy skin, key nutrients such as ceramides and essential fatty acids that are naturally present in the outer layer of an animal’s skin, provide the building blocks that help to keep their skin hydrated and healthy.
In some dogs and cats, particularly those with dry or itchy skin, these nutrients can be depleted. There are many factors that can cause this including;
Harsh chemicals and irritants found in some shampoos and conditioners
Environment (wind, humidity and sun light)
Injury or physical trauma
Without these key nutrients, the skin's barrier can be broken down, which in turn affects its ability to protect against allergens and irritants in the environment, drying the skin out further and making your cat or dog itchy and uncomfortable.
The NutriDerm® Replenishing Range, including the NutriDerm Replenishing Conditioner with Cerasine® skin nutrient complex is an innovative way to nourish and moisturise the skin to maintain skin health.
All PAW products are formulated free from sulphate cleansers, paraben preservatives, silicones, phthalates, petrochemical cleansers and artificial colours & fragrances.
PAW NutriDerm® Replenishing Shampoo to gently and effectively clean and moisturise the coat and skin.
PAW Calming Gel to cool and calm sensitive skin and paws.
For additional skin health and coat shine, consider using PAW Dermega® Omega 3 & 6 Oral Supplement in the diet to improve your pet’s omega balance & intake.