Pet Shampoo and Professional Grooming Services
Most groomers have a preference over the type of pet shampoo they use on their furry clients – but they may also have a selection of shampoo products which you can choose from. Here are the most common types of shampoos for pets which you may find at your groomers; to help your groomer choose the right type of shampoo for your pet, make sure you discuss with your groomer any issues your pet may have with allergies or diagnosed medical conditions.
Standard Pet Shampoo Products
The standard pet shampoo products which your groomer will use typically includes deep cleansing pet shampoos that are formulated to clean pet fur without drying out pet skin. Regular shampoo products for pets may also include conditioning ingredients to reduce tangles – groomers enjoy using these types of shampoos and then following up with a conditioning treatment for extra soft and flowing dog hair – and ingredients that will add a nice and long lasting gentle scent to your dog’s coat.
Hypo-Allergenic Pet Shampoo
If your pet has sensitive skin, or is prone to allergies, then you may want to request hypoallergenic pet shampoo for your pet’s grooming visit. Hypoallergenic shampoos created just for pets contain no perfumes or dyes and they often include beneficial ingredients which may support healthy skin such as proteins and Vitamins A and E.
Herbal Pet Shampoo
Herbal pet shampoos contain plant ingredients which may include tea tree oil, lavender, ginger, lemongrass or citronella. Each of these herbal ingredients can help to support a healthy coat, and they may have added benefits too such as natural antifungal or antibacterial qualities, natural sweet smelling aromas and natural pest repellent properties.
Medicated Pet Shampoo
A groomer may apply veterinarian prescribed medicated pet shampoos if your pet has been diagnosed with external parasites or a skin condition which requires treatment; non-prescription medicated shampoos may also be used to kill external parasites such as fleas and ticks.
The most common types of medicated shampoos that are used on pets are for the treatment of ringworm, yeast infections on the skin and external mites. In most cases, the pet shampoo applications must be repeated multiple times and it is important to discuss your pet’s prescribed treatment with the groomer so you can schedule all of the necessary appointments your pet will need.