What Dog Shampoo Do I Need?
What Dog Shampoo Do I Need?
One of the most common questions asked is, I have two completely different breeds and coat types, so what one shampoo do I need? and what shampoo should I use?
Let’s answer these important questions. There is no “wonder” one shampoo that does all. The word shampoo simply means a preparation to clean hair/coat. All shampoos are basically formulated to clean the coat, that is the one thing they all have in common. After that it is added key ingredients that define what the outcome/result of using that specific shampoo will do. This is why Plush Puppy has such a vast range of very specific shampoos, each provides a result-based formulation. No one shampoo can provide all the benefits to different coats, different coat situations/stages and for different breeds that we require. To achieve the best results, it is important to choose the right and best shampoo for your individual dog’s coat needs. This could be as simple as retaining the condition of the coat currently, improving the condition and health or even changing the coats appearance and texture. Plush Puppy using the very latest of technology combined with using gifted specialist scientists to formulate shampoos has produced a range of different shampoos to never just clean a dog but provide you with choices to improve your dogs coat. All our shampoos are formulation to achieve and deliver results that you see, feel and benefit the coat.
The most important question you must ask yourself when selecting a shampoo is, what result do I need? This question will make your shampoo choice easier and clearer.
Ok, now we will explain each of our vast range and the science behind the formulations plus the reasons that key extracts are included.
When shampooing your dog always use first to provide protection to their eyes. It has special natural ingredients to ‘clean and sooth’ folds and creases of a dog’s face and the Blue Cypress Extracts are particularly effective on Brachycephalic face types where wrinkles can get infected or sore. A hypoallergenic sulfate free low foaming shampoo just for dogs faces. No tear formula – does not sting dogs eyes. No Fragrance to annoy the sensitive nose of dogs. Foam consistency for easy control application. Contains Panthenol – Pro Vitamin B5 to add moisture and to aid healing and Blue Cypress Extract – Native extract for anti-inflammatory benefits. SugaNate – A sulfate free base with extremely low irritation to eyes and skin.
This product is very concentrated and is dispensed as a foam that is easy to control and apply.
Suitable for: All breeds.
Directions: Simply pump a golf ball size amount into wet hands, apply to dogs’ face, lather. Rinse after all shampooing is complete.
Key extracts are Blue Cypress Extracts this contains strong natural antiseptic properties, helps to keep the coat and skin clean and bacteria-free. Also prevents inflammation on the skin that causes dandruff/scurf. Vitamin B5 protects and adds moisture.
Whilst not your traditional shampoo as it is in a solid form. Formulated for any stained or required brightening of white areas of your dog. This is an innovative approach to traditional stain reducing. Made from naturally sourced vegetable surfactants & glycerin with a light lemongrass fragrance. Minimise unwanted discoloration or stains with this GENTLE approach. The only way to reduce stains without resorting to harsh bleaching. Safe to use on animals though we recommend as with all products, to keep away from animals’ eyes.
Use repeatedly for maximum effect. Use on white areas. Keep in container supplied.
Suitable for: All breeds of dogs and coat types that require stain reduction /toning to white areas.
Directions: Wet the coat and apply regularly to reduce staining. Rinse well. Whilst a mild product – be careful not to get into dogs’ eyes.
Key ingredients are natural vegetable surfactants combined with glycerin as these provide deeper cleaning of the cuticle that allows improve stain reduction yet still is gentle on coats by adding hydration.
An innovative shampoo derived from organic sources with ginseng extracts, protein and violet tone combined in a formulation. Ideal for white coats or white areas plus can be used for black and dark colours to reduce yellowing, leave a sparkling sheen plus it intensifies dark colours.
Suitable for: This is ideal for coats of all colours and coat types to reduce unwanted warm tones. Does not bleach or lighten.
Directions: Wet coat thoroughly. Dilute to 1-part shampoo to 3-10 parts water, apply to coat and work to lather. Rinse out. Apply to areas or the whole dog that requiring intensive cleaning, toning or brightening.
Our formula differs to others as we use a violet toner not a blue toner. This is because violet is the complete opposite of a colour wheel and therefore reduces yellow/warm/red tones with superior results. The added use of ginseng extract is to stimulate skin and increase dermal papilla cells that therefore strengthens plus adds nutrition to the hair follicle and increases coat growth.
For your dog requiring a fuller and thicker coat. Contains organic sources, bolstered by wheat protein and wheat starch with D-panthenol and lichen extract. Excellent to give the appearance of more, thicker and fuller coat appearance. Can be used on the whole dog or just in areas requiring the benefits.
Suitable For: Coats that require fullness and lift. Will not flatten or soften. Does improve overall volume to the coat and slightly adds texture/crispness.
Directions: Use at a dilution of 1-part shampoo to 5 parts water. Apply, lather and rinse.
The use of wheat protein and starch provides a coating protective layer over each individual hair shaft. This creates a thicker and fuller appearance to the coat. The panthenol as provitamin B5 strengthens the coat. Lichen extract is and natural antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
A Shampoo featuring natural Henna extracts that imparts gloss and shine. Contains organic sources with extracts of Henna, Alpine Lichen combined in a formulation combining concentration and richness of ingredients. Excellent for normal to slightly dehydrated coats.
Suitable for: This is ideal for coats of all colours and coat types to increase shine and gloss to the coat. This shampoo has minimum effect on coat texture.
Directions: Apply at a max breakdown of 1:5 and work to lather. Rinse out. Apply to selected areas or the whole dog.
The natural Henna extract (not synthetic chemically recreated) is key to providing amazing shine and hydration in this shampoo. The Lichen extract is and natural antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent to benefit the skin and coat health and vigour.
A shampoo derived from organic sources with a strong emphasis on Evening Primrose Oil extracts combined in a formulation compromising of concentration and richness of ingredients.
Suitable for: This is ideal for coats of all colours and coat types to increase softness and elasticity to the coat. This shampoo has a slight softening effect on coat texture.
Directions: Apply at a breakdown of 1:5 up to 1:10 and work to lather. Rinse out. Apply to areas or the whole dog. This shampoo is formulated to increase hydration to the coat and give a appearance and feel of a coat in greater condition.
The Evening Primrose Oil is rich in omega chain fatty acids. These fatty acids are to fight oxidative stress, reduce skin inflammation, nutritional deficiency and environmental damage (such as sun exposure). Perfect for coats needing extra protection, hydration and improvement of condition.
Excellent to spruce up dull whites but can be used on any colour coat for deep cleansing and clarifying when required. Contains organic sources with Green Tea Extract and Seaweed Extract. Excellent clarifying shampoo to remove any build up or grime.
Suitable for: All coat types and for dogs with most skin problems.
Directions: For clarifying, use every third to fourth shampoo and leave for 3-5 minutes for full effect before rinsing. We recommend you use either undiluted to areas requiring intensive cleaning or brightening or dilute 5 parts water to 1-part shampoo for general cleansing and up to 10:1 for lighter cleansing.
This shampoo has extra surfactants that open the cuticle deeper and provide that deep cleaning and clarifying properties. The benefits of Green Tea to coats are mainly due to the nutrients, antioxidants, and phytochemicals present in it, one of these is Panthenol (Vitamin B). Seaweed extract provides detoxification, which leaves the coat healthier.
Plush Puppy Texture+ Shampoo is loaded with powerful extracts from the Gentian Root, Juniper Fruit, St John’s Wort Leaf, Hay Flower, Lemon Balm Leaf and the Arnica Flower to nourish and vitalise the skin while deeply yet gently cleansing and deodorising the coat. This break-through product is a must-have for any texture-obsessed dog groomer! Recommended to thoroughly yet gently cleanse, deodorise and add texture to the coat of Terriers and other wire, harsh or coarse coated breeds without softening or compromising existing texture. This pH controlled, easy rinsing, low irritant shampoo is designed specifically to boost body and coarseness in coats of all colours.
Suitable for: Any breed requiring added texture, crispness or to produce a flat non aerated coat finish.
Directions: May apply undiluted directly to areas requiring intensive cleaning and maximised results or dilute 1 part shampoo up to 5-10 parts water to areas needing reduced results. Rinse thoroughly.
This is hugely boosted by many key extracts that combined maintain and increase texture without causing dehydration or damage to the coat. A truly remarkable shampoo.
For use on dog’s with sensitive skin. Derived from: Organic sources with Lichen, Alpine Herbs and Arnica. Apply concentrated or diluted at various strengths according to the sensitivity of the skin.
Suitable for: Any breed of dog with sensitive skin.
Directions: Use initially at a ratio of 3 parts water to 1-part shampoo till skin feels better then use at greater dilutions up to 10:1. Where possible allow to sit on the dog for 5-10 minutes for maximum effects.
The use of the key extracts provides calming, healing and soothing properties to the skin and is ultra-extremely low irritant. The high active levels of these extracts allow remarkable results.
Concentrated – specifically designed for multiple dog situations. Cost effective and efficient. Formulated using high quality ingredients for effective and consistent results. Fresh smell yet low scent formula. Contains herbal extracts that are rich in natural antioxidants and Vitamins A & C, excellent for sensitive skin, for moisturising and strengthening hair and smoothing the cuticle.
Suitable for: Perfect shampoo in a salon, kennel or a high-volume dog situation.
Directions: Recommended to be diluted 1:10 up to 1:25 depending on level of cleansing required.
Containing high levels of extracts that contain antioxidants and vitamins to hydrate and strengthen the cuticle of the coat.
Knowledge allows you to make better decisions on what best suits your dog and their needs.
What Dog Shampoo Do I Need? One of the most common questions asked is, I have two completely different breeds and coat types, so what one shampoo do I need? and what shampoo should I use? Let’s answer these important questions. There is no “wonder” one shampoo that does all. The word shampoo simply means […]