7 Types Of Dog Shampoos and Conditioners
With so many different kinds of dog shampoos on the market today, it is not easy to decide which one to use. For most breeds, a basic, all-purpose shampoo is fine. But if you want your shampoo to do more than clean, you might consider a specialty shampoo.
• Shampoos designed to deliver extra conditioning to long or curly coats can make post-bath grooming even easier.
• Accentuate your dog’s coat color by choosing a shampoo made for white, black, or red coats.
• For sensitive eyes, consider a tearless shampoo.
• For wire-coated dogs, look for a shampoo designed to preserve the crisp texture of your dog’s coat.
• Many dogs have sensitive skin or eyes. A hypoallergenic shampoo can minimize sensitivity reactions to bathing.
• If your dog already has a rash, allergies, itching, or other sensitive skin conditions, look for a medicated shampoo designed to treat your dog’s problem. Your vet should be able to recommend a good medicated shampoo for your dog.
• For flea season, consider a shampoo containing a gentle anti-flea ingredient such as pyrethrin or limonene, or any of several natural botanicals designed to repel fleas, such as neem oil.