Should I Use Conditioner When Washing My Dog?

We all want to do what’s best for our dogs, from the food we give them to the care we provide. Whether you have a lap dog or an adventure-seeker, an important part of taking care of your canine companion is keeping them nice and clean. 

You should be washing your dog anywhere from once a month to once a season, depending on their needs, using shampoo and conditioner designed just for them. Wait – conditioner? For dogs? You read that right. Keep reading to learn why you should be using dog conditioner when you spruce up your pooch. 

Support Your Dog’s Skin Health

Just like people, dogs’ skin needs moisture and nourishment to stay healthy. Dogs who see a lot of outdoor action – on fishing trips or romps in the yard, for example – are especially prone to dry skin after washing away all their well-earned dirt and mud. The cold Minnesota winters can also take a toll on your dog’s skin.

A good dog conditioner like Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe Fragrance Free helps to restore moisture and essential oils, leaving your dog’s skin softer and more comfortable. It also helps to soothe allergies and sensitive skin. 

Care For Your Canine’s Coat 

When your dog’s coat is clean, soft and tangle free, it’s nicer for both of you. Dog conditioner restores shine and softness to your pup’s coat. It’s especially important for dogs with an undercoat, as conditioner provides essential nourishment and detangling. 

The aloe vera in Earthbath’s Oatmeal and Aloe Conditioner is a key ingredient for reducing static. Another added benefit is that the conditioner helps with your dog’s natural shedding process. 

Enjoy Sweeter Snuggles

Let’s be honest: snuggling our dogs is one of the very best parts of having them in our lives. Using dog conditioner keeps your dog’s coat soft and fresh, making those snuggles even nicer. Because your dog will feel more comfortable with soothed skin and a supple coat, they’ll be extra happy to snuggle you, too. 

Give Your Pup a Better Bath at Dusty’s!

Dusty’s Car and Pet Wash offers a convenient, local self-service pet wash that enables you to give your very good dog a very good bath – without visiting a pricey groomer or making a mess in your tub. We stock fragrance-free Earthbath shampoo and conditioner, which is ideal even for pets with sensitivities and allergies. 

Ready to give your dog some TLC? Stop by our self-service pet wash in Milaca, open 7 days a week from 4AM – midnight.