How To Avoid Dandruff On Your MinPin
First of all, do NOT use people products on your dog. The soap in these products can worsen dandruff and other skin problems for your min pin. This means that even the very mild baby soaps are not going to be good for your dog. If you use the natural and organic baby shampoo when your giving your miniature pinscher a bath, the dog is likely to get flaky skin.
ONLY use a shampoo that has been specifically made for dogs. The shampoos made for people have acids and harsh detergents that will ruin your pet’s skin.
First, bathe your Miniature Pinscher with a dog shampoo that is moisturizing and free from artificial fragrances. Another thing to keep in mind – is your water hard or soft? Hard water will be tough on the skin, so consider using a water softener. Both people skin and pet skin will benefit from that.
Use enough water to wet your dog thoroughly, then add the dog shampoo, and massage the pet from head to tail for a few minutes. This will make the shampoo to get deep down into the fur and it will also loosen up dead skin cells.
Lastly, rinse thoroughly with water – it is best to use a detachable shower handle that also provides a soft flow of water. Make sure you get all the shampoo and dirt out, otherwise the skin will quickly become irritated.
Please remember – too much bathing can dry out your MinPin’s skin and be the main reason for dandruff. Only give the dog a bath if it smells bad and/or has obvious dirt in the fur. For general cleaning, just brush the dog on a regular basis. Another thing you can also do on a regular basis is to wipe the dog down with a wet cloth. This will remove a majority of the fur’s dirt, and with regular brushing, that will take care of general cleaning maintenance. Cleanliness without drying out the skin is the key to avoid dandruff.