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What do you use for Pet shampoo?

CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
I'm looking for a new shampoo for my dog. I want it to be sulfate-free. He has food and skin allergies, very dry and sensitive skin. I was using the oatmeal one from 1800petmeds but discovered it has sulfates (duh!).

The vet recommends Avoderm but they do not list the ingredients. I called them and the rep tells me they have proprietary ingredients and can't disclose them. WTH?! :mad: (rant coming...) I told her that I do not buy ANYTHING without reading an ingredient list. She took my phone # and email and is having someone contact me. I assured them I won't disclose the list, but I need to see it before I use it on my dog. He is having WAY too many issues.

So, what do you all use for sensitive dogs?
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    I use store-brand baby shampoo on my dogs. They're very fluffy and soft and clean...and they smell good too.
  • Lucky CharmLucky Charm Posts: 1,250Registered Users
    I use Shea Moisture Moisture Retention Shampoo on my Boston Terrier. I originally bought it for myself, but it was too rich for my hair. I figured since she only gets bathed once a month or so, it would be good for her dry, itchy skin. She smells great after, and I believe its much more gentile than traditional dog shampoos, even the 'sensitive skin' formulas. I also bought her a John Paul Pet Oatmeal conditioning rinse for after the shampoo, its light and even silicone free! In the middle of the dry, cold winters here in NH, I'll add a drop or two of my hair oil (Argan or another moisturizing oil) to the conditioning rinse to help keep her comfortable.
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    - LOreal Natures Therapy Moisturizing condish, ION Effective Care, Garnier S&S (old formula)
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  • goldygoldy Posts: 5,455Registered Users
    Earthbath Products :)
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  • mrspoppersmrspoppers Posts: 7,223Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    goldy wrote: »
    Earthbath Products :)
    Same here. The one I have is mango tango shampoo/conditioner in one. No sulfates and all natural. It can also be diluted 10:1, water:shampoo so it lasts forever.
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  • gekko422gekko422 Posts: 4,869Registered Users
    I use the Earthbath Oatmeal and Aloe, they also sell a hypoallergenic one.

    Do you have Petfood Express in East Bay? I bathe Millie and Gracie there and they use the Earthbath products in their baths.
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  • gagirl09gagirl09 Posts: 2,316Registered Users
    I used Earthbath before and right now using John Mitchell shampoo


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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    gekko422 wrote: »
    I use the Earthbath Oatmeal and Aloe, they also sell a hypoallergenic one.

    Do you have Petfood Express in East Bay? I bathe Millie and Gracie there and they use the Earthbath products in their baths.
    Didn't think of asking them for a rec. That's where we usually go for puppy stuff! I haven't tried to bathe him there because the dryers would freak him out. When it warms up, I might, but he'd be driving home wet. The Earthbath sounds good--gentle, listed ingredients, and Made in the USA! :D


    Thanks ladies! I'll try the Earthbath!
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • Nikki3bNikki3b Posts: 327Registered Users
    CurliLocks wrote: »
    gekko422 wrote: »
    I use the Earthbath Oatmeal and Aloe, they also sell a hypoallergenic one.

    Do you have Petfood Express in East Bay? I bathe Millie and Gracie there and they use the Earthbath products in their baths.
    Didn't think of asking them for a rec. That's where we usually go for puppy stuff! I haven't tried to bathe him there because the dryers would freak him out. When it warms up, I might, but he'd be driving home wet. The Earthbath sounds good--gentle, listed ingredients, and Made in the USA! :D


    Thanks ladies! I'll try the Earthbath!

    Earth bath is great. Especially the oatmeal one. You bathe your own dog at pet food express. I take my dog to the one in alameda if your familiar. Very nice and quite
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    Nikki3b wrote: »
    CurliLocks wrote: »
    gekko422 wrote: »
    I use the Earthbath Oatmeal and Aloe, they also sell a hypoallergenic one.

    Do you have Petfood Express in East Bay? I bathe Millie and Gracie there and they use the Earthbath products in their baths.
    Didn't think of asking them for a rec. That's where we usually go for puppy stuff! I haven't tried to bathe him there because the dryers would freak him out. When it warms up, I might, but he'd be driving home wet. The Earthbath sounds good--gentle, listed ingredients, and Made in the USA! :D


    Thanks ladies! I'll try the Earthbath!

    Earth bath is great. Especially the oatmeal one. You bathe your own dog at pet food express. I take my dog to the one in alameda if your familiar. Very nice and quite

    I know I'd bathe him myself there, but I wouldn't be able to use the dryers. Or are they quiet? He doesn't like things blowing at him. LOL So if others are using dryers, he's be a nervous wreck. I'll have to check it out.

    I usually just bathe him at home and dry him best I can with towels, then run him around the back yard to dry in the sun. :) But it's been too cold and rainy for that.
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • inheritedcurlsinheritedcurls Posts: 2,954Registered Users
    I guess I've never had sensitive dogs...we've used woolite.
  • maria_imaria_i Posts: 1,760Registered Users
    Avalon Organics Lavender Shampoo
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  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,572Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    We tried the Earthbath in hypo-allergenic. It worked well. :) Thanks for the recommendations.

    Just some FYI re: oatmeal shampoos and yeast problems, check out this article and video. As far as their shampoos (that they are promoting) I think they seem the same as Earthbath, but cost more!
    Dog Shampoo | Natural & Organic Dog Shampoo - Mercola.com
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • crimsonshedemoncrimsonshedemon Posts: 2,098Registered Users
    My dogs don't have allergy issues. I use Suave shampoo, diluted down and add glycerin.
  • goldygoldy Posts: 5,455Registered Users
    I'm glad the earthbath products are working for you :)
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    Ah, it all makes sense now. Goldy is the puppet master! :lol: