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I'm looking for some of you who majored in Chemistry during College.

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"The first rule of dog bathing is not to use a human shampoo. The pH of dog skin is very different to that of human skin. While our skin has a pH of around 5.5 to 5.6, your dog's skin is much more neutral, averaging a pH of between 6.2 and 7.4. Shampoos formulated for humans are much more acidic than those for dogs, and using a human shampoo can upset the balance of a dog's skin." Source: https://bit.ly/2sWReYQ

If a dog shampoo is too acidic, it would have a drying effect on my dogs' skin and *probably* make her itchy, wouldn't you think?

To reverse that, what if you had a shampoo that's too alkaline? What *likely* effect would it have on my dogs' skin?

Thank you!

Craig
 

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Well if you go toooo alkaline you will burn the skin. Not that it matters but I actually do have a degree in chemistry and think a dog groomer would give the best answer :).

FWIW I use everyday Shea body wash on my skin and hair - definitely a bit alkaline and may just use that on the dogs. My scalp has been much healthier than with "pH balanced" shampoos :). I have been known to wash my dogs with Dr Bronner or with Dawn both of which a little harsh for me.
 
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