Our pets are our best friends, and our number one priority is to give them the best care possible!
Every pet has some grooming needs to be clean and healthy. The most important grooming concern for pet keepers, especially dogs, is choosing a shampoo that is just right for them. Shampoos for dogs and cats need to be chosen carefully as they are not only responsible for cleaning their coats but also come in contact with their sensitive skin. Using regular shampoos can spoil the quality of their coat and develop skin conditions as a reaction to the harsh chemicals. Fortunately, there are hundreds of pet-friendly grooming products tailored to meet the specific grooming needs of your pet!
All you need to do to pick just the right pet shampoo is follow the three steps below!
1.Identify your pet’s coat!
Pet owners should always first begin with identifying the density of their pet’s coat. Pets’ coats can be of a wide variety! They can have Fine Coats (low-density hair), Moderate Coats (medium-density hair), or Thick coats (high density hair).
Fine Coats: Pets with Fine coats like Chihuahuas, Basenjis, and Vizslas, are more sensitive to the weather and often do not need to be bathed as often as other dogs. In such cases, we recommend a conditioning and skin-sensitive shampoo that repels dust and dirt and leaves their coat shiny and silky!
Moderate Coats: Dog breeds like Poodles, Rottweilers, and Spaniels, need a bit more robust shampoos. Choose one that creates more lather and a rough rinse!
Thick Coats: Dogs like the Bernese Mountain Dogs, German Shepherds, and Pomeranians, have double coats that no doubt, need EXTRA care. Shampoos that provide a thorough rinse and specifically contain conditioning agents are the best fit for them.
2. Identify their skin condition
Pet grooming is about Skin Care more than just Hair Care!
If your pet suffers from dry, itchy skin, they most likely have Dandruff which can be cured by moisturizing shampoos containing natural ingredients such as oatmeal, honey, VITAMIN E and tea tree oil! While, conditioning shampoos treat hair loss and rough full, aloe-based shampoos provide shine to dull coats!
Zoivane’s Anti-Dandruff Shampoo for Dogs made containing Tea Tree Oil and its Smooth & Shine Shampoo for Cats and Dogs made from Aloe and Vitamin E deliver the best results for these conditions
3. Finally, Identify their disease or condition
One of the most prominent concerns of a pet owner is fleas or ticks making their pet’s coat their cozy home. The presence of such parasites is irritating for the pet and detrimental for the luster, health, and shine of their coat!
In such cases, the best judgement is to go with Zoivane’s Ticks and Flea Shampoo for Dogs and Cats as it can immobilize the insects which can be then combed off the coat.
However, no matter the condition or disease, ensure your pet shampoo is Paraben and dye free always!
The bottom line is just like we take care of our skin and hair, taking care of your pet’s hair and skin is equally important.
Consult your local veterinarian for more information on your pet’s shampoo needs.
Show a little love to your pets and your pets will show you their unconditional LOVE!