“ Brand: Petface / Type: Grooming „
We have a small dog with sensitive skin (Previously used Johnson's Baby Shampoo) Recently tried the Petface Aloe Vera Shampoo and VERY VERY happy with this, the container is great and so easy to not waste too much shampoo. It just the right lather (not too much) and I think it makes a real difference to our dogs skin she's definitely less itchy afterwards.Have recommended to our dog owner friends and they agree its one of the best on the market
Rudely, the Jolleyes store that was in walking distance from my house has recently relocated, meaning it isn't handy for me to pop in and out anymore when I run out of products for my dog, Sawyer. As a result I have been adding various pet products to my normal supermarket shop, and so I bought this dog shampoo from Petface in Sainsbury's recently.
This comes in a large plastic tube with a flip-top lid at the bottom, allowing it to be dispensed easily. The packaging is a bright orange colour with large, eye-catching writing, and a cartoon of a cute dog on the front in some white bubbles. I find the packaging distinctive - I already owned poop bags from this range, and the bright colouring made me immediately recognise the brand and know it could be trusted.
The packaging also states that this is anti-bacterial, hygienic, and will gently clean your pet's coat and keep it smelling fresh.
SMELL AND APPEARANCE
The shampoo is scented with aloe vera, and is a very pale pink colour, which I found a bit weird for a dog shampoo! The shampoo is rather thick, so when squeezing this out there was no loss down the plughole. It smells fresh and of aloe vera - it doesn't smell medicated and if you smelt this 'blind' I don't think you would be able to tell this was for dogs.
I found that this took a while to lather up well, so I had to use large blobs of this on Sawyer to work up a really decent amount of lather. I also had to use quite a few blobs in order to cover a large surface area, so you may use up a lot of this if you have a larger dog than a miniature schnauzer!
I found this rinsed out very easily, in comparison to come other brands I have tried. It didn't take long for Sawyer to be completely lather-free, even though I had used a decent amount.
Sawyer's coat was very fluffy and soft after I dried him, and his fur felt like it had be cleaned right down to the roots. For a few days afterward, I could still smell the fresh aloe vera scent off his fur. This also kept his paws nice and white, and while sadly the brown parts of his beard (it's impossible to keep a schauzer-beard 100% white) remained so, it definitely took the worst of the staining away.
I found his fur stayed quite fresh for over a week, meaning I didn't have to wash him again as soon after as I normally would.
This costs £3.49 which I think is very reasonable, considering this is a product I will only be using once every few weeks. Some dog shampoos can cost just under a tenner and be just as effective, if not less so.
This is available in Sainsbury's, and I have also seen it for sale in Jolleyes.
WOULD I BUY THIS AGAIN?
Yes, I like how it keeps Sawyer's hair soft and fresh-smelling, and the convenience of being able to buy this in the supermarket means I will be re-purchasing.