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pH balanced products are the best thing ever!

pH balanced products are the best thing ever!

Why pH balanced products are best for your dog.

We must touch on the irritating subject of itching, and how pH balanced products could be the answer.

"Hi, I'm Marley. I'm 12 and I am a very happy dog! I used to have terrible, itchy skin driving myself crazy scratching all the time...not to mention making my owner a little mad...thump, thump, thump on the floor every time I tried to get that really itchy spot! Well that's all in the past since my old man found UWDogs. I'm now itch-free, even when I roll in the grass! Plus I smell like a perfect coconut, just like when we go on holiday to the beach...and trust me fellas, the little white fluffy lady-dogs really love it! Oh yay, living the dream at 12, thanks to my old man and UWDogs!" Roy, Manly Australia



Marley's owner humorously under-plays his plight, but the on-going frustration (and pain) endured by Marley, itching and scratching himself silly is something both Marley, and his owner have persevered for over 10 years. We have to say, it's the Number 1 issue we hear from our customers. Time and time again.

Do you have a dog that is itching themselves red-raw? 

Now there may be a myriad of reasons why your dog is itching. After all, they're all different. Topical skin allergies may play a part, or the food they eat, or maybe even the affect of the different grasses or the water they play in. But let's also consider this...

Have you ever used your own shampoo and conditioner on your dog at bath-time? They can see it coming, but there’s nothin’ they can do about it.

So let's think about the most significant component making up your dog's skin. The ACID MANTLE or relative pH BALANCE - that slightly acidic layer covering their skin protecting them from nasty environmental contaminants like bacteria, parasites and virus. Scientifically speaking, the stratum corneum is the topmost layer of skin responsible for keeping your dog's outer-selves healthy and hydrated.

When we bathe our dog with soaps and shampoos, part of this protective layer of acidic oil gets washed away. It's part of the process. And, when the pH balance is disturbed and oils are removed from their bodies, they’re left defenceless against hosts of micro-organisms. This presents them with dry, irritated and sometimes flaky skin and may lead to an unsightly rash leaving your dog terribly, terribly itchy.

Did I say itchy?

The upshot is…the canine acid mantle, their relative pH balance, it's different from ours!

Depending on the breed, gender, and sometimes size of your dog, pH levels stand somewhere between 6.5 and 7.5 - a more alkaline concentration than a human who sits somewhere between 4.2 and 5.6. As a hint; a pH of 7 is neutral, anything below this is deemed of acidic nature.

Have you thought about using pH balanced products? 

It’s simple dog lovers. If a shampoo formulated for humans is used on your dog it will disrupt their acid mantle, creating opportunity for bacteria, parasites and viruses to invade and run amok. This will leave their skin dry and itchy and remember, scratching means abrasions and abrasions say, "Hey bacteria…come on in!"

Before you know it, they’re on that great itchy treadmill to Rashville. 

Underwater Dogs is professional haircare for canines promising you the cleanest, softest most delicious smelling dog on the block! Professional grooming salon formulas, naturally moisturising shampoos and conditioners are soap-free, paraben-free and pH balanced, made especially for your dog.

We’re proud of our product range and would like to reassure all our dog-loving customers that our quality ingredients, and scientific formulations will not let you down. All products are backed by the Underwater Dogs 100% Money Back Guarantee. 

If you have a question or would like to speak with the Underwater Dogs team, please email our Customer Service Dog: woof@uwdogs.com OR, connect via our Contact Page

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