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Natural and organic dog shampoo. Is it worth it?

Natural and organic dog shampoo. Is it worth it?

Tim Ryman |

Whilst there are hundreds of different pet shampoos on the market, is it worth investing in a natural or organic pet shampoo? At Masterclip, we stock just a natural brand of dog shampoo – Wildwash. Formulated with only natural ingredients, not only are these better for your dog’s skin, they are also particularly beneficial for grooming.

If you clip your dog, the dirt and grease from the coat will eventually dull the sharpness of your clipper blades. This is why it is important to bathe and dry your dog prior to clipping. In essence, the cleaner your dog’s coat, the longer your blades will last before they need to be re-sharpened.

So surely, as long as you bathe your dog using a dog shampoo this will be enough? However cheaper shampoos generally contain chemicals such as parabens, phthalates, phosphates, sulphates, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances, or PEG’s. Not only can these be harsh on your dog’s skin and be a cause of irritation, they also coat the hair in a residue which when your dog is clipped, clogs the blades causing them to dull. This is also true of any added coat conditioners or conditioning sprays used after bathing.

Want to know more about what goes into regular pet shampoo? Click here for more information from Wildwash. Natural shampoos do not contain any chemicals or fillers so leave the strands of hair completely free of residue allowing your clipper blades to run smoothly through the coat. These dog friendly formulations are also gentle on human skin too.

The top pet grooming salons that formulate and use these natural shampoos can carry out many, many clips without the need to re-sharpen blades frequently. So natural shampoo really does make a big difference and can save you money in the long run. Coat conditioners and fragrance sprays for your dog can still be used, but better to apply them after clipping for the last finishing touches. 

The two formulations available from Masterclip are:

Stinky Dog – For adventurous hounds who love dirt. Scented with lemongrass and peppermint this gentle but tough shampoo can even be used when you dog has an incident with fox poo!

Super Sensitive – For extra sensitive dogs, puppies and those prone to allergies. This  gentle formulation with aloe vera and calendula naturally cleanses the skin without causing irritation.

We also stock Wilwash Natural Flea & Bug Repellent spray scented with peppermint and lavender. A unique spray to use directly on the coat to keep your dog smelling lovely whilst keeping biting insects such as fleas, ticks, mites away naturally. *Also suitable for horses.

 

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