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Wonderful Oats & how they support redness / dry and itchy skin for dogs

Welcome back to another installment from Bella and Bailey where we will be taking a look into the core health benefits of Oatmeal or more specifically Colloidal Oatmeal which is the power house of all those lovely skin-care benefits we see from using Oat based Shampoos for pets.

Below is a list of the main benefits of Colloidal Oatmeal and how it can assist with support your dog with various skin conditions. If you are still dealing with ongoing issues after using an oat based shampoo it is recommended that you consult with a Vet if not already.

What's in the Oats?

Before we go into how Oats benefit dogs skin lets look into the oat themselves and what makes them so special.

Collodial Oatmeal contains certain anti-inflammatory properties which acts as a protectant that aids in soothing your dogs dry and itchy skin. Oatmeal Shampoo establishes a protective barrier on the skin assisting with keeping moisture in and reducing moisture loss thus reducing overall dryness.

The anti-inflammatory properties further assist with easing redness and irritation.

Triggers for skin irritation and dryness occur for a range of reasons with the most common being Dermatitis and Insect or flea bites. If you are noticing significant scratching and redness consider using a Oat based Shampoo for relief.


1. Clean, shiny and healthy coat

Users of Oat based shampoos commonly comment on the shininess of their dogs coats after the first wash. Along with the general clean of their coat their coats condition will improve from reduction in scratching, redness and dry skin.

If you dog is sensitive to products it may be beneficial as well to use an Oat Based shampoo that is 100% natural

2. Skin hydration and preserving water retention on the skin

This property of Colloidal Oats benefits your dog by forming a protective barrier over your dogs skin and reducing water loss. The result is a more hydrated coat reducing the overall dryness of their skin.

3. Soothing redness and irritation

The anti-inflammatory properties of Colloidal Oatmeal assists with reducing overall redness and irritation reducing the persistent scratching and allowing your dogs skin to recover.

Thank you for taking the time to read our latest blog post. Bella and Bailey NZ are an online Pet Supplies store based in New Zealand providing a range of pet products to support in animal health and dog care. Please visit us at for more information.

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