Products for Different Types of Dog Coats
According to the manager of retail veterinary drug lab Drag Pharma, Juan Pablo Lozano, selling shampoos increased by 100 percent in the summer ” because many people do not bathe their dogs as frequently in winter.”
The veterinarian of Drag Pharma, Patricio Moreno, doggie shampoos are a must because “you can’t bathe your dog with human shampoo [since] dog’s skin is very sensitive and may have an allergic reaction.”
As with humans, offering different products for different hair types has become a huge market.
For long-haired dogs like Golden Retrievers, Irish Setters and Cocker Spaniels, we recommend a conditioner to facilitate the hairstyling after bathing.
For dogs with black fur, there is a shampoo with henna extract and aloe vera that highlights the natural color and shine. It is recommended for breeds such as Rottweilers, Dobermen and Poodles with black fur and show dogs, as it enhances the dog’s appearance.
Shampoos with optical brightener for white dogs are recommended. “This coat tends to oxidize and look yellow, leaving white dogs such as Poodles, Maltese or Samoyeds with a cloud-like appearance,” says Moreno.
To highlight brown coats, the most common shampoos contain Andiroba oil from the Amazon tree that helps to enhance the color.
Groomers say that we must observe the dog’s reaction, as there are still dogs that can be sensitive to pet dog shampoos. For them, there are hypoallergenic formulas whose particles are smaller, and therefore less affected by the skin.
For dogs with dermatitis or fall coat, try shampoos that include Vitamin E as an antioxidant, Omega 3 and Omega 6, which improve the appearance of the skin.
Specialists recommend: A bath every two weeks for dogs that spend most of their time outside the house. Dogs that are indoors during the day can be bathed every three or four weeks.
If the dog smells badly even after being washed, it is advisable to consult a veterinarian because it could be a skin problem that should be checked.
Be sure to protect your dog’s ears by placing a fresh cotton ball in each ear before bathing her. Begin applying the shampoo on the back and moving up the legs. The head should be the last part to wash. When washing the face, use a washcloth to avoid getting water in the eyes and ears.
Rinsing is one of the most important phases of the bath and should be done thoroughly. It is very important to fully rinse out the shampoo to not leave any residue that could cause the dog to itch once he is dry.
If your dog has never been dried with a dryer before, be sure to first introduce him to the dryer and begin from the back moving towards his neck. Do not point the dryer in your dogs face.
After completely drying your dog, make sure to brush or comb the fur to make sure it is free of tangles.