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It's a bit of a battle in my house when it comes to bathing the dog as he tends to dislike having a good soaping in order to get him to smell better than a skunks behind. So over the time I have found that he tends to be a little more 'relaxing' when I use certain shampoos, one of which is this one.
You hear Johnson's you think quality products that are kind and gentle to your skin. But I've only ever thought Johnson's when it comes to caring for human skin, not animal skin, but here we are, a Johnson's product that cares for animals.... this one is a shampoo, but not any old shampoo, this one has evening primrose oil. It also says it contains Aloe Vira, Vitamin Complex B2, B5, B6 and C&E? Although I can't tell you if that's true or not... I'm no scientists.
This seems to be nice and gentle on my dogs skin when I use this on him at bath time, so much so that it seems to make him more relaxed whilst he's in the bath itself.
You can smell the primrose from it, with it even staying fresh on his fur well after the bath time.
The only thing that I do have to say is that I do have to use quite a bit of this on each squirt as it doesn't seem to want to spread around his fur that much. What I mean by that is that with other shampoos you can see them spread around the fur by the white froth of suds that you wash about. This one seems to create less 'suds', which means more squirts, but once the suds get going they can spread pretty easily.
It comes in two bottle sizes, a 125ml and a 200ml, with the prices ranging from £4 for the 125ml and about £5 for the larger bottle. Both bottles are made of plastic and the lids have a small hole for the shampoos to come out of when you squeeze the bottle.
In all, it's a nice shampoos for my dog which seems to relax him more during the bath time. Then, once over, he smells fresh for a few days after.
When out on a walk with your dogs who quickly decide to run and jump into every puddle, pond, lake or dyke it is incredibly clear that as soon as you get home they will need a bath to get rid of their dirty water pong. I have a whole range of dog shampoos in my bathroom at home and generally have no preference over which one I use. But when both of my pooches visit a pond on a near daily basis their coats can look a little lack lustre and shine free.
In order to give their coats the healthy shine back I wanted a shampoo that would be specifically suited for keeping a dog's healthy. After going in my local pet store I opted for one of the cheaper versions available, it is Johnsons Evening Primrose Oil Shampoo which is not only suited to dogs but cats also should you want to take your life in your own hands and bath a cat! Johnsons is quite a well known pet brand offering budget friendly products.
Johnsons Evening Primrose Oil Shampoo has been specifically formulated with the help of evening primrose oil to help keep your dog or cat's coat looking healthy. Evening primrose oil has long been known for its nourishing properties that and being gentle. An ideal ingredient to help look after the skin and nourish the coat.
The shampoo comes in a clear transparent shaped bottle which has a large label on the front picturing a dog and cat together with the company logo and the product name. On the back there is information about the product itself as well as directions as to how to use it. There are of course a list of the ingredients together with contact information.
The shampoo itself is a pale yellow colour with a metallic hue to it and it does have quite a thick almost jelly like consistency when it is squeezed out of the plastic bottle. It has a very gentle and mild fragrance which has floral tones to it and is more than pleasant.
To use you simply apply to a wet coat or on your hands and then massage in. It doesn't take long before you do get a rich white lather which does have quite a luxurious feel to it. You don't need to use a lot to get a decent soapy lather which makes the shampoo actually last for quite sometime. The gentle floral aroma is quite noticeable which is nice.
The only downside I have found with this shampoo is because it has such a thick soapy lather it can take a while to rinse out of my dog's coat. Now I have two short haired dogs and although I use as little as possible I do find it can take a while to get all of the soap suds out which if left in could irritate the skin.
Apart from the rinsing out issue this shampoo has managed to get my dogs coats incredibly clean down to the skin which is great and they are left with a soft coat which actually looks incredibly shiny and has a great softness to it. I really can't fault this shampoo for getting my dogs coats clean and looking a lot healthier. Definitely a recommendation from me and my gang!
Price: From £2.50 for a 200ml bottle
Availability: Pet stores