The Benefits of Goats Milk
Posted on August 08 2017,
The summer heat can be harsh on your dog’s skin and coat. In addition to heat, bugs and other pests such as mosquitos, gnats, and ticks can irritate the skin causing itching and hives. Constant itching can remove fur from a dog’s coat, and even break the skin which can lead to bacteria getting in those small cracks. Aside from pests, allergies and hotspots are other known culprits that lead to excessive itching. If you see your dog constantly itching, licking, or chewing his coat, this may be a symptom of dry skin.
Since many dogs suffer from itchy skin, we decided to make specially formulated goats milk products to combat the issue.
Benefits of Goat’s Milk
Goat’s milk packs a powerful blend of vitamins, amino acids, and fatty acids that stand up to the effects of dry skin. Most goat milk contains vitamin A, B, C, and E. Vitamin A is a fat-soluble antioxidant, vitamin B is a powerhouse that keeps the body in good health, and vitamin C repairs and regrows tissue. Lastly, vitamin E is known for repairing damaged tissue and scars, as well as hydrating and moisturizing skin and hair.
Many commercial grade soaps kill both fatty acids and glycerin. Goat’s milk uses the acids and turns them into a moisturizing agent. Fatty acids in the soap provide a creamy and soft feel, which in turn helps with hydration. Glycerin is a byproduct of making soap. It attracts moisture to skin, and is found in most handmade soaps and lotions. When commercial soaps kill fatty acids, they are also killing glycerin. This is why skin might feel dry and stiff after using a commercial soap product.
Goat Milk Soap For Your Dog
Using a goat milk soap for your dog provides moisture to alleviate symptoms of dry irritated skin. We have a specially formulated soap specifically for itch relief. This blend of goat milk, coconut oil, and lavender calms your dog while moisturizing the skin and coat. It also naturally removes dead skin and promotes new cell growth while washing. The essential oils in all our soaps are great for many dogs and can provide a variety of benefits. We do however, not recommend using them on puppies sunder 10 weeks of age or dogs that are pregnant or nursing.
If you are looking for an even more gentle soap for your dog try our goat milk soap with honey and almond. This soap is gentle enough for everyday use. If your dog finds baths soothing and comforting this will be the soap to use since as it won’t dry out their coat and skin with excessive washing. If your dog suffers from hives, this soap is a gentle wash that can be used to calm irritated skin day after day.
Lastly, we offer a puppy line of goat milk soap. This special line is infused with chamomile and lavender to help calm anxious puppies at bath time. Exploring so many new things in a day can be overwhelming, but bath time doesn’t have to be. Help your little adventurer unwind with a soothing bath.
If you’re looking for another way to pamper your dog check out our soft paw treatment. This lotion will hydrate and protect paw pads and noses in any condition. If you regularly walk your dog on sidewalks, or in colder winter months, this soothing treatment will leave your dog feeling freshly manicured!
Try our bed and bath collection, your dog will love the pampering, and you’ll love that they are itch free.