3) Soothing Shampoo
If your vet advises it, some dogs with delicate skin may find baths a soothing experience.
You'll want to avoid using products that contain harsh chemicals or any drying alcohols, as they may be too intense for your pooch’s sensitive skin. Dog shampoo for sensitive itchy skin will usually include an oatmeal or aloe vera base, as these gentle ingredients won't strip their fur of natural oils or dry out the skin. Instead, they will provide a soothing clean for softer skin. Some pups may also benefit from a medicated shampoo, which can help relieve the redness and discomfort they might be feeling.
It’s always best to test products first on a small area of skin, to be sure they won’t cause a flare-up for your dog. Likewise, remember to be gentle whilst washing and leave any vigorous scrubbing out of the equation, as your dog may be feeling tender.
For a final touch, use a hypoallergenic, non-irritating conditioner to smooth and soothe the coat. Be sure to finish off with a thorough rinse, to remove all residue.