The benefits of using natural soap products for your dog can be enormous. Many bully/other dog breed owners worry about discovering untreated skin conditions like itchy skin, dry skin, hair loss, skin rashes, skin irritation, and paw allergies that affect their dogs. If you find yourself in this situation, then going natural with your choice of soap for bathing can help.
The aforementioned conditions can be caused or worsened by pests such as mosquitoes, ticks, and gnats. However, a major cause is chemicals such as detergents, parabens, phthalates, sulfates, synthetic fragrances and harsh surfactants found in most commercial soaps. Natural soaps like Goat Milk Soap are free from such harsh chemicals, but are instead filled with nutrients and vitamins, which soothe the skin and boost the health of dogs. Goat milk has a pH range of 6.4-6.7, while dog skin has a pH of 6.8.
Additionally, goat milk rinses off more easily than commercial soaps or shampoos. This makes goat milk a perfect cleansing agent for your dog’s skin. If your dog has soft or delicate skin, then you can do a lot of good by avoiding using harsh chemical products and going with products that are natural and safe for their skin.
Bathing dogs in goat milk soap not only protects and makes their skin and coat healthy, but also prevents them from ingesting chemicals whenever they lick their skin. Let’s take a deeper look into the benefits you can derive from bathing your dogs in goat milk soap.
Goat milk soap acts as a natural moisturizer
The milk present in goat milk soap contains fats that help reduce skin dryness. It contains the unsaturated fatty acids: oleic, linoleic, caprylic, capric, and caproic acids, which nourish the skin by locking in moisture. This keeps the skin of your dog hydrated even in warm environments. Thus it prevents dry skin.
Sometimes the sebaceous glands of dogs get overactive, resulting in the excessive production and build-up of oil on their skin. This has the tendency to cause flaky, scaly, itchy and red skin. Goat milk soap is able to effectively wash away this oil from the skin of dogs.
It makes the coat of dogs stay soft and shiny
When goat milk is pressed cold, it retains all the glycerin produced during the soap-making process. Glycerin is a humectant. Thus it is able to retain moisture on your bully dog’s skin. Glycerin in goat milk soap thus keeps the coat of dogs soft and shiny.
It prevents itches
Itches in dogs can be caused by several factors, including food allergies, environmental allergies, and chemical allergies in dogs with sensitive skin. The latter cause is most prevalent and results from the harsh chemical ingredients used in the commercial dog soaps and shampoos. Allergies cause dogs to scratch their skin. This exposes their scabs, which, when they further lick or scratch, leads to bleeding. In most instances, shifting to more natural soaps like the goat milk soap prevents the occurrence of these allergic skin reactions.
It prevents rashes in dogs
Natural and without added chemicals, goat milk is gentle on dogs’ skin. This allows you to safely increase the number of times you bathe your pets. Bathing them more often helps get rid of dirt that accumulates in clumps of hair and in skin folds. Goat milk soap lathers well, allowing for seamless bathing of dogs and making the coat of your dog smoother. These properties of goat milk soap enhance good dog hygiene and prevent the development of fungal infections, which cause most of the skin rashes in dogs.
It prevents and reduces hot spots
Hotspots, also known as acute moist dermatitis, are skin inflammation and bacterial infection you may find in localized areas on the skin of your dog. They typically begin as a small red area and then rapidly spread into painful and oozing sores. When the skin breaks this way, your dog needs to be protected from bacteria that attack sores. The fatty acids in goat milk help maintain the acid mantle of your dog’s skin to prevent bacterial infection. Goat milk soap also contains proteins that help grow new body cells to build broken dog skin back to normal.
It softens dog’s coat and makes them healthy
Filled with natural goodness, goat milk contains high amounts of Vitamins A, B, C, and E. It keeps dog skin healthy and their coat smooth and soft. Vitamin B keeps the body in good health. Vitamin C repairs and regrows tissues. Vitamin E repairs damaged scars and tissues and also serves as a hydrant and a hair and moisturizer. Most commercial-grade soaps kill these essential vitamins, as well as the fatty acids and glycerin, as we have mentioned above.
It prevents skin cancer
Oxidation is a necessary process in the life of mammals. However, it has an undesirable side effect, which is the production of free radicals that have the potential of causing cancer. Goat milk is high in antioxidants like Selenium and Vitamin A that reduce oxidation and hence protect your pet’s skin from cancer.
Although goat milk is great for dogs’ skin, some dogs are allergic to milk and other natural substances. If you are not sure whether your dog is allergic to milk, test Goat Milk soap on a small spot on the skin of your dog and observe for irritations. If there are no irritations, you may proceed with bathing your dog with it. You can also seek the help of your veterinarian to ascertain whether your dog is allergic or not. On the other hand, if you know for sure that your dog has no milk allergies, then switching to goat milk soap is one of the best gifts you can give your dog, whether it is a bulldog or any other breed of dog. We hope you learned a lot about the benefits of goat milk soap, and enjoy the best experience with your companion dogs going forward.
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If you're looking to try Goat Milk Soap on your dog, check out the Dog Care section of the BGM Warehouse website. Our Goat Milk Soap bars are 100% organic and handmade with real goat milk.