What about waterless dog shampoo?
There is no
free lunch. Waterless dog shampoos generally contain sulfates
and propylene glycol not to mention
fragrances that over power the dogs sense of smell simply to make the
human happy. Often these synthetic chemicals are hidden behind soft
and "friendly" Latin names for herbs just to make the consumer feel it is
a natural product. To properly wash and deodorize your dog find a
way to access good old soap and water. The waterless dog shampoo
aspect conjures up thoughts of the talc we used to put in our hair in the
70's [some people still doing this] so we could resolve greasy hair in a
hurry. That worked out great until we figured out it dulled our hair
and the talc invited more dirt to hang on to our shafts. You can
figure dogs hair works the same way in that respect. Even if
traveling from hotel to hotel I would worry about my dogs inhalation of
talc if talc was a quick fix. ~by Pearl Grace
Moisturizing Dog Shampoo
Using a good dog shampoo in the first instance can
totally resolve the need for aloe, oatmeal,
moisturizing Dog Shampoos. When you use the correct shampoo wit the
correct pH for dogs you will notice skin conditions [caused by use of
human products or harsh pet products] totally clear up in most cases. Occasionally
something else may be the trigger such as lawn pesticide spraying or just
freshly mowed grass.
The best dog
shampoo is a natural pH adjusted shampoo and will offer a shiny coat as
well as not strip the pet of their natural skin oils. A pet shampoo made
with olive oil the natural way soap is made makes for the best dog shampoo
and made with the proper pH for dogs. We do like to add 5% vegetable
glycerin and 5% sulfonated castor oil to our dog shampoo formula to ensure
a retention of the dogs natural oils and slight addition of moisturizing
properties, as well as an oatmeal and aloe infusion. These
ingredients are great but not as dramatic in effect and results as a dog
owner simply ceasing to wash their pet with products not meant for a pet.
Turning to hard pet sulfate shampoos is not the answer either.
~by Pearl Grace
Best Dog Conditioner also can be titled
"My dog is itching but does not have fleas"
As stated previously a dog does not need a conditioner at all if the proper pH shampoo for dogs is being used in the
first place. More can be said about nutritional health but is not
germane to this article. So many people buy elaborate pet shampoos that are too
hard on the pet skin and/or not formulated well and then the dog is itching like a maniac yet
not showing any signs of fleas. When you use the proper natural dog shampoo a dog
having any skin condition is far less likely.
If you are searching for a
"medicinal skin conditioner" the assumption is a dog having a reaction to
former soaps and this has caused a need for medicated skin products.
The solution, again, is a natural liquid soap meant for dogs.
A great dog skin conditioner [still
a liquid soap] to help heal skin from former
synthetic chemical use is a very gentle Red Castor Oil dog shampoo that is also known
as "lather less." Made like the olive liquid castiles,
Castor cleans, nourishes and conditions gently but is a disappointment if
you expect bubbles. We would and do use this type of liquid soap for
very chemically compromised dog skin until it heals.
How Do I Know If My Dog is
Itching from Former Shampoo Use?
If your dog itches far less right
after its use-then you can be fairly sure the dog did not like the former
shampoo being used.
yet with a Movie stars are using this product to retain their
natural oils and quit stripping their scalp. This practice is
resulting in very youthful looking shiny hair not to mention the slight
savings. ~by Pearl Grace
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