Is your dog hard to bathe? Have you ever even tried to wash your cat? Does the thought of bathing your pet make you cringe? For many dog and cat owners, bath time is a messy, lengthy, and sometimes impossible endeavor that can leave both you and your pet upset. Luckily, there is a solution that doesn’t involve flooding out your bathroom and may save you the time and inconvenience. Waterless shampoos may be your answer! Whether you are bathing your pet due to a skin condition or just to get them cleaned up, there’s good variety of options including sprays, foams, and powders.
Dry or waterless shampoo works just like a regular shampoo, but without the water. It absorbs excess oils on the skin and coat without stripping them away. It also gets rid of odors, so your dog or cat is left smelling clean and fresh. Some of the formulas even lift up dirt and debris from the coat so you can just brush it out. To use it, you just apply it and make sure it spreads well so you can get the best clean. You can work it into the fur just like a normal shampoo, and then brush it out or towel off the extra. With the right shampoo, your pet will be left with a soft, clean and better smelling coat.
Unfortunately, waterless shampoos do have a limitation on how much they can achieve. They do work well between regular baths and are good for quick clean ups if your pet gets dirty often. But if your pet is really dirty, it won’t be able to completely replace bathing with a conventional shampoo.
You should always ask your vet before choosing new shampoos and conditioners for your pet. Your veterinarian will also know what product will work best for your pet. VetRxDirect offers several types of waterless shampoos to choose from, some of the most popular include:
Hypo-Soothe Waterless Foaming Shampoo is designed for dogs and cats with sensitive skin and allergies because it does not contain soap. It gently cleanses without irritation and moisturizes. It has a non-irritating white lotus plum fragrance that will leave your pet smelling clean and fresh.
HylaGroom Mousse is a soap free shampoo designed for dogs and cats with sensitive skin and coats. It is hypoallergenic and pH balanced. It supports healthy skin with essential fatty acids and moisturizes dry skin. HylaGroom also includes ceramides to promote and reinforce the natural skin barrier.
VetraSeb P Mousse is a mild, soap free cleanser made with pramoxine, colloidal oatmeal, and aloe to soothe and calm itching and irritation. It also contains phytosphingosine and essential fatty acids to prevent skin damage.