are many kinds of dog shampoos available in the market. However
the question is how do you choose the right one for your dog
and his needs?
All-purpose shampoos fit the bill for most coats and colours.
Some have conditioning agents added. If you prefer to add
a conditioner after shampooing terriers or Cocker Spaniels,
just apply it to the "feathers" on the tail, feet and ears,
not to the whole coat.
Most coats are better off without conditioners. If your dog's
hair seems dry or dull, it may be an indication that your
dog is beginning a period of heavy shedding and no conditioner
or grooming treatment (except regular brushing and combing!)
will change that. Dry, dull or brittle coats may also indicate
an underlying medical problem or nutritional deficiency.
Use a baby "tearless" shampoo for lathering your dog's head.
Medicinal shampoos may offer relief to dogs with itchy, flaky
skin. Again, if your dog suffers from these conditions, always
rule out a medical or dietary reason by consulting your veterinarian.
Good quality commercially available dog shampoos do not strip
the oils from the coat.
Insecticide shampoos are designed to kill external parasites
like fleas and ticks. Ask your vet or breeder for a recommendation
and always scrupulously follow the directions for use. When
using an insecticide shampoo, wet and lather the dog's head
first, then wet and lather the body. That way, the fleas won't
run to your dog's head and into his ears and eyes.
Though shampoos of different quality for different breeds
are available in the market but what you have to ensure is
whether it suits your dog. Sometimes the shampoo you bring
for your dog does not suit him in that case whenever you see
such a situation immediately change it and try some other