“ Brand: Four Paws / Type: Shampoo „
I was recently away to the Monaco GP, meaning I had to leave my dog Sawyer in the care of my parents for a week. Due to the heatwave and him running around their garden, the little dog I collected on my way home from the airport was a tad grubby and very, very scruffy indeed.
Once I myself got unpacked and showered, it was time to chuck Sawyer into the bath for a much needed shampoo. I have a few dog shampoos on the go at the moment, but this was one I hadn't used on him yet.
This Magic Coat Natural Oatmeal Shampoo is by Four Paws, who have a range of dog shampoos. I chose the oatmeal variety as it is supposed to relieve itching, irritation and rashes. Sawyer has no problems in that regard, but miniature schnauzers can be prone to lumps, bumps and skin disorders, so I see no reason why I shouldn't use this anyway - every little helps, as they say.
The shampoo comes in a 16oz cream plastic bottle which has a cute photo of a Boxer puppy on the front of it. The packaging promises to restore the natural shine to your dog's coat.
The shampoo itself is very thick and comes out in a blob when squeezed out. I find that I use quite a lot when bathing Sawyer, as it takes quite a bit to work up a really good lather. This means that it will no doubt run out rather quickly, which is a shame. I use separate blobs for his back, chest, face/beard, and each leg, so I really used a lot for just one bath.
The shampoo smells of marzipan and is a lot more pleasant smelling than some other dog shampoos I have bought, but sadly once it's rinsed out, no trace of the scent was left on Sawyer whatsoever. After drying, his hair did feel nice and fluffy and clean, but I wasn't as impressed with this as I was with Johnson's dog shampoo, which I have also tried recently.
This didn't leave Sawyer's coat shiny, but his coat is not shiny by nature anyway, so I have no problems in that regard.
I paid around £6 for this shampoo in my local branch of Jollyes. I do like it and it does clean Sawyer's coat well, however I feel that other shampoos have left his coat looking and smelling cleaner for slightly longer. I used this only 6 days ago and already I'm thinking Sawyer could perhaps do with another bath.
I would buy this again but it wouldn't be my first choice.