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    Human moisturizer

    Does anyone know if its safe to use a human skin moisturizer on a dog?

    Does anyone know if its safe to use a human skin moisturizer on a dog?
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    Re: Human moisturizer

    You relize if you had just called your Vet and asked, You'd already have the answer your looking for....

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    Re: Human moisturizer

    Thanks a lot. That was an enormous help. If I called my vet, they would want me to bring her in to check her dry skin. That's why I'm asking people who might know. Again, thanks, your reply was very helpful.

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    Re: Human moisturizer

    Quote Originally Posted by JanetK View Post
    Thanks a lot. That was an enormous help. If I called my vet, they would want me to bring her in to check her dry skin. That's why I'm asking people who might know. Again, thanks, your reply was very helpful.
    No one here is a vet, no one here can tell you what might happen if you put that stuff on your dog with its skin already being irritated. Only a Vet can tell you that.

    Just call them up and say
    "Hey, I was wondering if I can use Human Moisturizer on my dog? It is this brand: . Can I still use it even though my dog has dry, cracked skin?"

    No other information needed.

    You should rely on your vet for questions like this, not strangers on a forum. Just last week I called up my vet asking what I can give a dog for itchy skin. I knew but wanted to make sure what I was giving him was safe and was the right amount for his weight.

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    Re: Human moisturizer

    On top of a human product potentially making itchy skin worse....
    human products are designed for humans (who generally don't ingest the product by licking themselves) and may not be safe to be ingested by a dog (which will likely happen), this is another great reason for calling the vet, or for buying a product specifically designed for dogs....

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    Re: Human moisturizer

    Some are safe for dogs, some are not. A friend of mine owns an American Hairless Terrier...naked dog to say the least. She uses Coppertone sunblock on her dog, but she has never found need to lotion the dog otherwise (at least not yet).

    I know some breeders that will use mineral oil on the dog to keep the skin in good condition
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    I know of two items we can use on us and our dogs. The first is, 100% Aloe Vera Gel. Make SURE it is 100%! It will not harm your dog if she/he licks it. The second is, a sunscreen of at least 15%. A trick that I use (and I've heard others use it too) is too give your dog a treat or do something with him/her that they enjoy to distract them immediately after applying the gel or sunscreen. The distraction might make your dog forget about it being there.

    Also, a bath with just baking soda will help with itching, too. My pit bull enjoys that, and both the Aloe and sunscreen work.

    I hope this helps!

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    Re: Human moisturizer

    Try giving your dog salmon oil capsules. I give my 17 lb dog one 1200 mg capsule daily. And make sure it's Atlantic WILD salmon oil.

    An oatmeal shampoo will also help. They do have dog products for dry skin; I don't know what they are but I've seen them.
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    Re: Human moisturizer

    If my dog I would call and ask if I could use one of the products mentioned. Do you know why your dog is having a problem with dry skin?

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    Re: Human moisturizer

    I'd be cautious to use human products like that on a dog.

    I washed my dog with human shampoo once and after that he started to have rashes on his skin. Won't be making that mistake again...

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    Re: Human moisturizer

    Dog shampoos have a different PH then human shampoo. Might also be an issue with other skin products.

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