Dogs’ Shampoos for the Coat Care
Keywords:dog, coat care, ratio of convolution, shampoo.
The majority of cosmetics for dogs are shampoos. These are used not only to wash the coat and improve its structural properties; but also as adjuvant treatment in various skin disease The dogs’ owners in Lithuania are beginning carefully to take care of their pet well-being, skin health and appearance of the coat. There are many cosmetic devices for this reason and the market is expanding by the addition of new products. So, the purpose of this work was to evaluate shampoos effects to dogs‘ hair for daily coat care. There were three dogs in the research work involved, and three shampoos for daily coat care for research work selected randomly: X1, X2 and X3. Some hair of each dog were used for analysis by scanning electron microscope FEI Quanta 200 FEG. There were taken hair photos‘ of cross-section. Other hair was used to evaluate hair‘ ratio of convolution. The maximum visible changes of hairs cross-section are seen in photos made after bathing of every dog with X3 shampoo. The ratio of convolution have increased in german jagdterriers breed case with all exploratory shampoos. Labrador retriever and german shepherd ridge‘s hair ratio of convolution reduced after bathing with all exploratory shampoos. After the research, there were established which exploratory shampoo is the most economical (X3), which is the most suitable for dogs’ skin pH (X3). Also, the influence of shampoos’ for hair surface, cross-section diameter and ratio of convolution was observed. In conclusion, the maximum visible changes were observed in photos after bathing with X3 shampoo, which was evaluated like the best by the dogs‘owners.
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