Oatmeal is a great choice for both!
Did you know that colloidal oatmeal is extremely beneficial for your dog’s skin? Colloidal oatmeal is oat bran that is finely ground and added to water to make a paste-like substance. It is a safe ingredient and regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. Because it contains whole oats, it has many more benefits than the oatmeal one would find in the breakfast aisle.
Colloidal oatmeal contains key components such as lipids, saponins, which act as a natural cleanser, and several avenanthramides, which contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. This colloidal oatmeal acts as a protectant and barrier for skin. It also helps moisturize the skin, soothing cracked and irritated skin.Benefits of washing your dog with colloidal oatmeal include:
When looking for oatmeal dog shampoo options, make sure to look for the ingredients colloidal oatmeal, plenty of vitamins (especially vitamin E), and natural ingredients. These ingredients combined are essential and proven to be the most effective for treating irritated skin.
Fortunately, your quest for a dog shampoo that contains all of these important qualities is only a few clicks away. Petology Oatmeal Honey Soothing shampoo contains all natural ingredients to gently cleanse your dog plus patented NaturShine to give your dog a naturally shiny coat. Honey contains antibacterial properties, which can heal irritated skin. The oatmeal and honey combined in this shampoo make it an excellent and safe option for any skin issue your dog may have.
If you are looking for an extra boost, it is also safe to include a moderate amount of cooked oatmeal in your dog’s diet. This not only pairs well with oatmeal shampoo for skin relief, but according to PetMD is a healthy source of fiber, improves immunity, and helps improve cholesterol levels.
Stock up on Petology Oatmeal Honey Soothing shampoo so that your dog can spend less time scratching and more time playing.