I recently bought some Earthbath Oatmeal and Aloe shampoo for our dogs because, as you now, their skin is very sensitive and Beans has very dry skin too. We purchased this because the ingredients are all natural and we didn’t want to irritate our pets’ skin in any way. We’ve only used it once so far, and noticed that Lulu broke out in hives a few days later. This could, of course, be a coincidence, but now I’m terrified to use it (or any shampoo) again! She’s only had these hives two times and I can’t remember if the first time she had them she had been recently bathed. This last time was really bad and we had to put her on antibiotics and steroids. Am I crazy to think that it could be related to the shampoo? Edit: Lulu’s bumpy allergy problem is likely due to shampooing, but we have not yet determined what specific ingredient causes her to break out.
Here are the ingredients: Purified water, renewable coconut-based cleansers, colloidal oatmeal (3%), aloe vera, almond and vanilla essences, olive oil squalene (natural preservative).
Could there be something in this shampoo and other shampoos we’ve used that she has a reaction to?
On another note, I’ve noticed that Beans had less dandruff afterward, so it seems to have worked well for him, along with the sardine oil we have been giving the dogs each day.