Benefits of Bathing

We all know bathing cleans dirt from our pet’s skin and coat, but what are the other benefits of bathing?

  • Bathing with a pH balanced, high quality veterinary shampoo will help to restore, protect and maintain our pet’s overall skin and coat health.
  • Bathing is an important part of the multimodal management of skin conditions.
  • Shampoos containing oatmeal extract and aloe vera, such as Aloveen® Oatmeal Shampoo, can help soothe itchy, irritated and inflamed skin.
  • A medicated shampoo, such as Malaseb® Medicated Shampoo or Pyohex® Medicated Shampoo, can help manage and treat superficial skin infections caused by bacteria and yeast.
  • Bathing helps to remove allergens and pollens from the skin and coat.
  • Introducing your pet to bathing early in life will get them used to being handled and restrained which may minimise anxiety associated with grooming and veterinary visits. Make sure to pick a puppy/kitten friendly shampoo such as Natural Shampoo.

Always consult with your veterinarian to determine which shampoo is appropriate for your pet.