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Human Skin versus Pet Skin

There are marked differences between human and animal skin. This is very important when it comes down to understanding skin diseases and deciding on types of shampoo to use.

One of the main differences is skin pH. This determines if the skin is acidic (pH <7.0) or alkaline (pH >7.0)

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Products to avoid in washing your pet

All these are destructive to animals finely balanced skin chemistry, and makes them unsuitable for your pets coat.