Debra Lynn Dadd

anti allergen pet shampoo

QUESTION:

I am looking for an anti allergen+pet shampoo for dogs that is odorless and would be tolerable for a person with MCS. I looked under your list but didnt see one. Thank s

POSTED BY SVW :: WASHINGTON USA :: 10/07/2006 3:10 AM


DEBRA'S ANSWER:

Readers? What are your suggestions? I have a cat who cleans herself, so I never use pet shampoo. Which brands do you like?

Debra :-)


COMMENTS:

I have MCS and use Stonybrook Shampoo (unscented/fragrance-free, available at my local grocery store). I use it on me and my dog! She has a tendency toward itchy skin and she has never had any trouble with Stonybrook. It's reasonably priced and I don't need to specifically buy dog shampoo. I also take it to the groomer for them to use on her when she has a "spa day".

POSTED BY MOLLY :: OREGON USA :: 10/11/2006 3:42 AM


i've read that human shampoo and dog-cat shampoo should ideally be formulated to different ph balances. so if your animals are sensitive, you may want to research this to confirm. i have two cats that have chronic problems with hair loss due to allergies that we've not yet been able to identify source. recently i've had good results using neem oil supplements and neem oil cream applied on sore areas. they also have a pet neem oil shampoo that i've not yet tried, basically because i'm disabled (and chemically sensitive, mercury toxic, etc) and can't physically bathe my cats (which they don;t like either). i'm planning to reorder more neen today.

http://organix.net/organix/neem_oil.htm

i got lots of good info on using neem on cats by phone from the company's specialist before i tried it, so seems safe so far.

POSTED BY BREATHDANCING :: WISCONSIN USA :: 10/19/2006 3:20 AM


We wash our dogs with our own shampoo which is Melaleuca Oil Naturals. The slight tea tree oil cuts through grease but it doesn't irritate our extremely reactive skin nor does it trouble our MCS. Mind, shampoo reaction is personal but we are pleased with this brand.

POSTED BY JUANITA :: ALBERTA CANADA :: 10/23/2006 12:22 PM


I use Muttineer Chemical-free pet shampoo. My dog has sensitive skin and this shampoo doesn't irritate his skin like others I've tried. It's made with castile soap and essential oils. I discovered this shampoo after searching EWG's Skin Deep Report database for a safe face wash. I found Keys-Soap Island Rx for me and the Muttineer for my dog.

I also use Aubrey Organics Organimals shampoo. It's made with a coconut oil-corn oil soap base and has pennroyal, a natural insect repellant, which comes in handy here in Florida.

POSTED BY CARA :: FLORIDA USA :: 10/23/2006 12:28 PM


I use level H liquid soap for all shampoo needs. www.sungoldsoap.com

POSTED BY FRANK :: NEW YORK USA :: 01/08/2008 8:50 AM


Dr. Bronner's Magic Liquid Soap 18-in-1 Hemp Unscented Baby-Mild Pure-Castile Soap says that you can use it to wash pets. It is all organic and fragrance free with no chemicals in it. I use this as a hand soap all the time and you can use it for cleaning too. We haven't tried it on the pets yet though. We will be trying it soon though. I have MCS also. You can find it at health food stores.

POSTED BY COLLEN :: WEST VIRGINIA USA :: 11/11/2008 1:15 PM


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