“ Manufacturer: Roberts &Thompson / Type: Dog Shampoo „
If you have tried Loreal Elvive and John Frieda Sheer Blonde and had little or no success with your pet shampooing, then it would appear there is an alternative at bay! The Roberts and Thompson Medicated Pet Shampoo was a product myself and my friend braved last year (during the forgiving summer months) to wash the dog. This is reserved for summer days because there is nothing worse than washing a pet in the rain!
The shampoo is infused with tea tree oil which is renowned for its anti-bacterial properties. What we were looking for from the shampoo was a product that cleaned, left a healthy full looking coat and also left behind a pleasant smell. On first opening this shampoo, the scent will stimulate the senses. It has a very potent smell and you get the feeling that it will do a good cleansing job.
After the initial rinse down, this was opened and we applied a capful or two to a bowl before working into the fur. The dog in question did not take too fondly to it at first, then relaxed as the massaging treatment began. It massages in well and the viscosity of the liquid is about right for pet fur. It seemed to soak in well, without getting too clingy to the fur and matting it down.
The rinse off was straight forward enough and then we left the coat to dry for a few hours in the sunlight. Upon returning, the coat had taken on a new lease of life. There was a smoothness that was not there before and a lustre. On top of that, the coat smelt fresh and vibrant and the smell did not seem to be irritating the dog either!
A couple of days down the line, the fur still looked good and up close you could smell the clean smell from the fur. It is reassuring to know that the medicated formula was working to rid the coat of bacteria and grime. This cannot be measured, but by the looks of things, the product did a sterling job. For the price of four pounds, it seems like a good buy to me and you could probably get many shampoos out of a bottle too.
As some of you will already know, my partner and I own a Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Tara. Steven (the OH) had Tara long before he met me and I was apprehensive when I found out he had a dog, as I've always been terrified of them and staffies hardly have a good reputation! However Tara is as soft as putty and she is the most loving doggy ever, so needless to say, I soon fell truly madly deeply in love with her. Tara is 12 now and a few months ago we spotted some lumps on her belly, after further investigation we discovered it was breast cancer, which has devastated the whole family. However we are hoping that she'll get through the surgery which is booked in for a week's time (please cross your fingers for her).
After our latest vet visit we decided to pick up a new doggy shampoo, we were looking for something that would be sensitive on Tara's skin because the last thing we wanted to do was aggravate the tumours on her belly. That's when we saw Roberts &Thompson Medicated Pet Shampoo on sale in the local pet shop. On the bottle it says the shampoo "cleanses and cleans and conditions the dogs skin and fur and after using it and drying the dog you can see the coat has become nice and shiny" which sounded ideal. It also contains tea tree which is known for its cleansing properties. Also, at £2.50 I thought it was pretty reasonable priced because you get 500ml of shampoo in the bottle - which will last for quite a few doggy baths!
When we got home I bathed Tara in the usual way, I placed her in the bath and got the water running out of the showerhead. Tara is a bit of a water baby, so she loves being bathed. I found that I only needed a little bit of shampoo to create a lather and it massaged well into her coat and her belly. Afterwards, when I rinsed and towel dried her I could smell the tea tree and her coat looked lovely and clean. I'm also pleased to report that the shampoo didn't irritate her skin at all.
I think this is a great product, it smells good and it's well priced and I recommend it to all dog owners. Five stars!
My daughters dog Mampi Swift is a beautiful Staffordshire bull terrier, when I say he's her dog I really mean he's our dog as she got him four years ago when he was a puppy and she was living at home, so because he was a puppy here and lived here for a few years he 's become our family dog.
I was not too keen when she said she was getting a staffie as they look a little mean, but a softer dog you'd never meet. As with most staffies they do have problems with their skin and tummies as you have to be careful what you feed them on, some additives in dog foods can bring them out in spots or a rash, we found this out with feeding Bakers dry dog food, the green food in it was causing Mampi to come out in spots and he was scratching really badly, poor thing.
I then found this Roberts &Thompson Medicated Pet in the Countrywise Store for £2.40 for a 500ml bottle and thought it might help soothe his skin.
The ordinary bottle is blue liquid and you can get tea tree shampoo too, but I bought the blue one and tried it out to see if it would work.
The bottle says it cleanses and cleans and conditions the dogs skin and fur and after using it and drying the dog you can see the coat has become nice and shiney.
Bathing mampi is always funny as he stands looking at the water running into the bath, looking very worried and then when it's full and you say "get in" and he looks at you sadly and jumps in the water and stands there with his head down and tail between his legs and lets you wash and shower him.
As soon as you say "get out " he jumps out of the bath and lets you towel him off.
Then he turns back into the happy lively thing he is, running around and wagging his tail and trying his best to get out of the back door to roll around in any dirt or mud he can find !
You only need a little of the shampoo as it lathers up quickly and you have to avoid the dogs eyes and mouth as it will hurt them.
We have been using this shampoo on him for quite a while now and his coat is lovely and shiney after it is used and he smells nice after the bath.
you can buy it from pet shops, online and at the counrtywise stores.
I really rate this shampoo as it does help to ease the condition of the sensative skin a dog may have.
Mampi is alright now that we have stopped feeding him dog food that has green bits in it, but we still use the shampoo as it smells nice and works well for a nice and clean shiney coat.
Our only problem now is keeping him out of the mud after a bath.
This year I have really tightened my purse strings due to saving for a new house with my partner. Normally I would take Josh (my chocolate Labrador) to the groomers for his wash, but that costs me £25.50 just for the wash.
I popped along to my local pet store and looked at the different dog shampoos that they had to offer, one took my eye almost straight away (plus it was green!) A medicated shampoo with anti-bacterial properties and tea tree oil.
Josh has sensitive skin so I knew I had to be careful what I chose for him, asking the advice of the store assistant if this would be suitable, he said that's its good for all coat types and would even help with his sensitive dry skin. For only £2.00 for 500ml I thought I would give it a go.
Product: Roberts and Thompson Medicated Pet Shampoo.
It claims that this specially developed shampoo using the kindest, safest ingredients will leave your dogs coat and skin beautifully clean, conditioned and deodorised. With its therapeutic and antibacterial properties of tea tree oil also help to combat minor skin ailments and alleviate flaking itchy skin.
Which for me sounded great as josh does have flakey skin so I was hoping that this would help my Joshy boy.
How to use:
Most people I'm sure would know how to wash a dog, but encase you've never had experience with animals I'll list it anyway.
First of all you need to wet coat thoroughly with warm water (hard if you got a dog that likes shaking! But I have to say Josh was very well behaved) Once the coat is wet, apply a good amount of shampoo onto the coat and massage in well making sure you get all the under belly, arm pits etc. This is also a good time to feel your dog for any lumps or bumps which could have happened and you not knowing about.
Once all massaged well into the dogs coat rinse thoroughly ensuring there is no shampoo left as this could irritate the dog skin. When washing your dog avoid the eye and mouth area. Then towel dry, brush coat in the usual way and your done.
Opening the lid was very easy; it just lifts up making it straightforward to squeeze the shampoo out. Once I had wet Josh I squeezed some shampoo along his spine and started to massage into his thick chocolate-brown coat. It worked in well and lathered up quite quick too, I could smell the tea tree oil but it wasn't overpowering just a nice light fragrance.
Even when my hands were wet I still found that I easily open the lid and squeeze more out. In the past with some bottles like this one, once my hands were wet I found it hard to get the lid back open again but this was simple.
Josh didn't mind at all and was very happy for me to rub the shampoo in, it hasn't irritated his skin, he wasn't scratching and he seemed rather relaxed.
When I rinsed the shampoo off, his coat was extremely soft with a good shine to it. I used an old towel to rub down Josh and dry him a little, after an hour outside in the warm weather he was dry and looking rather fluffy. I gave him and good brush which is one of his favourite things, even rolls on his back for me to do his tummy! Once brush he was looking great and smelling fresh still wasn't a strong smell and could only smell the tea tree if you was right next to him.
After a couple of days the tea tree oil smell I find goes, but I guess that's like our shampoos the scent never lasts for days unless you keep washing. With dogs I'm told you should only wash when needed, as frequent washing will dry out their skin and cause them to itch washing their oils from their coat.
I have to say I'm rather happy with this shampoo I've used it twice now on Josh and his coat comes up lovely each time. For only £2.00 its great value for money, I still have ¾ of the bottle left so I know I will at least get another 10 washes from this bottle. Saving me a total of £255! Big smiles here.
I would certain recommend this Shampoo for the dog owners out there, it's cheap but effective and when washing it didn't effect my skin at all and I have really sensitive skin too. Even my dad noticed how nice Joshes coat came up and rare for him to notice most things!
This shampoo can be picked up from most pet shops, and i've noticed even on Amazon. Price range from £1.99 - £3.99.
Thanks for reading :o)