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« on: July 08, 2005, 09:15:25 PM »

I'm looking for a good shampoo for my fur kids. Any suggestions are appreciated Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2005, 10:50:51 PM »

You may have read on here, that I am a groomer (not working now though) But there are lots of shampoos I like, depending on what you want the shampoo to do. Medicated, anti itch, odor control, hypo allergenic. So many different kinds. BUT as for a shampoo to use on a regular basis I think I like the oatmeal shampoos best, they are good for skin and coat and does a good job. You have plenty of different brands, I still buy lots of things from my catalogs and buy the gallon size ones, but basically any brand of oatmeal would do as a basic shampoo. I am not sure if you can find the kind you dillute in a pet store, I use them and like because depending on how dirty they are you can dillute more or less.

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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2005, 12:27:36 AM »

Oatmeal shampoo for dogs? HaHa ok, I am an old grotchety okee at heart.  I have always used baby shampoo so eyes will not burn and they got good and clean.  Flea dip is a different story but good old cheap baby shampoo for all the time is good.  My dogs get clean by jumping in the irrigation ditch.  What a simple uneducated umph I am.

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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2005, 07:16:47 AM »

OH!!  I swear by this shampoo.  You do have to order it, but I have had nothing but excellent results with their shampoo and other products.




If that doesn't work...www.spe ctrumlaborator ies.com

They are out of Rathdrum, Idaho.  Wonderful folks.  They have a lot of Botanical shampoos at an affordable price.  I buy in gallons because I have two Newfs.  The shampoo is concentrated so a gallon lasts far longer than anything else I have purchase.  When you read the descriptions check out the ratio.  Call them and ask question.  In fact ask for Celeste if she still works there.  Tell her the Alaskan with two newf referred you!!

This shampoo helped clear up my rescue fellow who had a coat so thin and itched so bad it wasn't funny.  You can combine the shampoos too.  Like I combine the Safely with Amazoats and I put in some creme rinse Perform sometimes.  I've used several of their shampoo's with great results.  Contact was one I used while my fellow was ill and had diarhea.

It seems spendy at first, but all you have to do is look at the concentrations .  It is money well spent.  

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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2005, 09:48:16 AM »

Thanks for the suggestions. I do have a variety of dogs. The hounds tend to be a little oiley and get the houndy smell and the siberians coats sometimes seems dry. I checked out Spectrum's sight and they seem like a good company. I think I will need 2 different kinds of shampoo.
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2006, 03:25:46 PM »

I asked a Newfie exhibitor at a show, what she bathed her dog in as his coat was stunning, she told me she just uses whatever shower gel ect she has in her bathroom at the time Grin... she never buys dog shampoos.

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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2006, 06:06:54 PM »

I asked a Newfie exhibitor at a show, what she bathed her dog in as his coat was stunning, she told me she just uses whatever shower gel ect she has in her bathroom at the time Grin... she never buys dog shampoos.

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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2006, 11:11:02 PM »

We use "Mane & Tail" shampoo and conditioner on Kate.  I believe it was first formulated for horses, but it's in the "people shampoo" isle.  Works great - smells great - moisturizes too!
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2006, 12:48:02 AM »

I'll second the Mane & Tail.. Works great, dogs look & smell good.
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2006, 12:55:02 AM »

Jaime and I have a Newfie with super sensitive skin and have tried dozens of different shampoos all of which made his skin break out worse than then the last. Ended up picking up Head & Shoulders one day just to see how it would work on an ultra-sensitive dog and it turns out it is the only product he is tolerant of. It's really cheap compared to dog shampoos and  it smells great! And because the price is so low comparitively, he always gets a really good lather as we usually end up using half a bottle on him. Anyway, thats our input. Every dog is different!
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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2006, 01:02:46 AM »

That's funny Michael because I have 2 cats with dandruff & I finally tried Head & shoulders on them out of sheer frustration... It works like a charm & keeps them dandruff free for weeks!
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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2006, 12:48:26 PM »

I use a homemade bar soap that has neem, lemongrass and aloe.  It's been WONDERFUL, very soft coats and the oils in it don't dry skin out.  If you're interested I'll give you the lady's email.  I think it's $3 for the bar but I'm not sure.  You'd have to ask her.  I get several things at once so...  I like the holistic stuff in general but you have to be very careful.  I know this lady very well and I know she doesn't put any chemicals in it.  I have used it myself too...but I smelled like a lemon afterwards.  I've even used it to wash my own hair.  <grin>  Made it VERY clean!  And no flakey, ashy skin either....
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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2006, 05:57:54 PM »

I'll second the Mane & Tail.. Works great, dogs look & smell good.


And I'll third the Mane 'N Tail.  Great stuff, people give such nice compliments to us about Drake's coat.  You can find it at Safeway and most pet stores.  It is designated for Horses, but Drake is sort of a small horse so it all makes sense.  Wink
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