Product Type: Coatex cat accessories
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Coatex Medicated Shampoo
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Coatex Medicated Shampoo
Date: 28/10/06, updated on 28/10/06 (926 review reads)
Advantages: Soap free and medicated
Disadvantages: Price, only abailable through Vetinary Surgeons
Firstly, I suggested this product and Dooyoo have the right picture of this Aloe & Oatmeal Shampoo but they've put it in the category for the medicated shampoo, so please don't hold me responsible!
There are times when being a cat or dog owner is not as much fun as it could be…..there are times as a responsible owner when you have to roll up your sleeves, take a deep breath, and get ready to bath your animal!
Firstly, let me say that whilst this shampoo is suitable for cats as well as dogs, we have a 3 and a half year old Patterdale Terrier so it’s only been tested on a dog.
Being a Terrier, she loves to go place she shouldn’t, roll in the dirt (and other unmentionable things!) and I need a good but gentle shampoo. Having looked along the supermarket aisles I couldn’t see anything that I would have been that happy with, so I decided to pop into the Vet’s to see what they had. I came away with a bottle of Coatex Aloe & Oatmeal Shampoo.
What’s it Look Like?
A standard plastic bottle with a flip lid, pretty basic really! It contains 473 ml of shampoo. I’m not listing all the ingredients but suffice to say this is a soap-free shampoo, contains Aloe & Oatmeal for gentleness and moisturising properties. It is suitable for cats and dogs with Normal, Dry or Sensitive skin.
Well, I’m not telling you how to bathe your pet as we all have different methods but after wetting the animals coat “massage small amounts of shampoo into the coat” , obvious really.
The shampoo is a clear, quite thick liquid and is not likely to run off your hand to quick if you have a animal that tries to wriggle away! It has no particular fragrance to it, it just smells light and clean. I tend to either drizzle a small amount down her back or my son and I have a ‘blob’ each (about the size of a 10p), one for each the front end and one for the back. Obviously the bigger the dog the more shampoo you’ll need. Ours comes in at ‘medium sized’.
Initially, it doesn’t seem to lather that much but as you work it into the coat it lathers more and a small amount really does go a long way. Its not an overly thick lather and therefore won’t take an age to rinse out, great if you’ve got a dog or cat that’s just itching to get out the bath! I find that 7 or 8 plastic jugfuls and its completely rinsed out.
A WARNING though, as with any shampoo avoid contact with eyes and ears.
After drying, I find her coats feels lovely and soft and looks very clean. She also smells so much nicer too!! As she is black in colour her coat stays just as shiny and doesn't feel dry or wiry.
There are many reasons I like this particular shampoo. Being soap-free was the first. I found the ones in the supermarkets did not appear to be as gentle as this.
As it contains Aloe & Oatmeal it means not only will this always be gentle on her skin the Aloe helps to moisturise too. With some dogs/cars the coat is lovely but the skin can be dry and this shampoo does not dry it further nor irritate in any way.
We all know (or should know) that animals shouldn’t be bathed that often but this shampoo is gentle enough that can be used weekly if needed, especially handy when ours has been through muddy puddles, rolled in them and heavens knows what else!
The flip lid means it’s easy to dispense, I find it better to flip the lid before I start and then I can just flip it closed before I shampoo her.
It is mild enough that it doesn’t irritate her skin or ours for that matter and as its been specially formulated for dogs/cats I know that I can use it more often if needed without worry. We’ve been using it on her for the last 18 months and had no problems/reactions whatsoever.
The other plus, though you may think it not that important, is this shampoo does not have an expiry date so you’re not going to end up throwing it away if you’ve only used a small amount on a small dog.
Price & Availability
The only downside is this is only available through Veterinary Surgeons so you’ll have to take a trip there if you want to get hold of this. I have seen it online from various different companies, ranging in price from £11.50-£16.50 (plus P & P). I paid £19.00 from the vets which worked out cheaper.
Initially, I though this was very expensive but as we’ve only needed such a small amount each time this bottle will last for ages. Not only that the gentle formulation and the fact that its suitable for all skin types makes it worth the cost.
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Summary: A mild and gentle shampoo that works a treat.