Today, I put Sheepa’s leftover shampoo & conditioner in a box to send to my Mom. This might not seem like a big deal but it put a big lump in my throat a couple times that I had to swallow. I’d refused to ever believe that Sheepa would leave us so I always bought all his necessities (food, medicines, doggie bags, grooming supplies, etc.) in Costco level bulk. So I have a lot that Sheep ‘left behind’.
So, in memory of Sheepa, I decided to turn this into something positive.
- Is your dog constantly scratching/itching?
- Have you tried oatmeal shampoos? Milk baths? Cortizone-rinses?
Sheepa used to when we first got him. But we found a ‘cure’.
THE CURE TO SHEEPA’S ITCHING
Sheepa’s left over shampoo and conditioner was from a group called “Isle of Dogs”. This is a professional grooming shampoo & conditioner that our groomer, Irene, first used on Sheepa to make him stop scratching.
We noticed that when he first came home after his grooming with Irene & the Isle of Dogs products, he just… DIDN’T ITCH. It was a remarkable transformation: He smelled great, he completely STOPPED drying/flaking & scratching, and it made his fur virtually unnecessary to brush except for right after his bath – and we used a blow dryer to fluff him up while we brushed him out. For weeks it would stay, untangled, unmatted (he NEVER had mats – EVER) and really soft. We’d bathe him just so that he wouldn’t be smelly – and brush him only for his pleasure. He loved being petted, stroked, or brushed.
Isle of Dogs. Amazing stuff. You could tell he was irritated & dry before we started using this stuff and he was a much, much happier dog after we switched away from all the cheap, oatmeal-esque garbage. (Even the really expensive “milk baths” didn’t work for him – but this stuff did, so we became believers quickly)
WARNING: IT AIN’T CHEAP
It’s also fairly expensive at $30-$40 a liter bottle however one bottle can last for more than a year for a dog Sheepa’s size (20-22lbs) so it’s really worth it! Here are links to refills for each:
Here’s their web site. They used to be professional groomers only, but apparently, they got so popular that they started to mass-produce their product.