What is Royal Jelly and Why is it in my Dog Shampoo?

by Samantha Meyers April 14, 2017

What is Royal Jelly and Why is it in my Dog Shampoo?

While royal jelly might sound like something you’d serve at afternoon tea, it’s actually a wonderfully healthy supplement packed with wellness benefits for your dog. And when applied topically or in shampoo, dogs can get the many benefits of royal jelly for their skin and coat.

What is it?

A milky secretion produced by honeybees, royal jelly gets its name from the fact that bees use it to create and sustain their queens. Fed only royal jelly, queen bees grow larger and live significantly longer than your average bee and many believe the benefits don’t just apply on bees.  Packed with protein, lipids and vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, and E, as well as biotin and folic acid, royal jelly promotes the regeneration process making it a wonderful supplement inside and out.

But what about the bees?

Our supplier of Royal Jelly works very closely with the ABF (American Beekeeping Foundation) in order to keep bees healthy and preserve their hives. The ABF established the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees, Inc., a non-profit corporation, for the express purpose of preserving and protecting honey bees to ensure a quality food supply and environment.

Now that you know the “buzz” about royal jelly, back to that part about shampoo!

  • In addition to regeneration, the biotin in royal jelly helps produce keratin, the building block of hair and nails.
  • It is also considered to be anti-inflammatory making it a great ingredient to help sooth and heal irritated skin. 
  • It promotes a healthy coat by stimulating new hair growth, strengthening hair and reducing shedding.
  • It can even add extra volume to an otherwise flat or drooping coat.

So maybe the better question to ask is why isn’t royal jelly in your dog’s shampoo?



Samantha Meyers
Samantha Meyers

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Samantha is the former web editor for DogFancy and Dogchannel.com and has enjoyed years of sharing her passion and knowledge for pets with the world. A lover of all things dog and an avid baker and crafter, she regularly contributes dog-friendly recipes and projects to Dogster and Lucky Puppy magazines. Sam lives in Southern California with her husband and their two dogs Huggs the Frenchie and Quinn the Aussie-Poodle. 



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