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    does anyone have a shampoo that they've found works well for Frenchies with very allergic and dry skin?

  • #2
    Don't do any Frenchies but Espree Tea Tea and Aloe is AWESOME. I marinate alot of dogs with skin issues in this with nice results. Hope that helps!

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    • #3
      Not specifically for Frenchies, but Nature's Specialties Neem Shampoo - soak well and follow up with a condition, such as their Aloe Conditioner. I used this regime on a Bichon with similar issues and the owner said I was the first groomer he saw that he didn't get itchy afterward. Depending on what is causing this problem in the first place, it may or may not help.

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      • #4
        HyLyt by DMV
        HyLyt Shampoo is a gentle, hypoallergenic, soap-free formulation with natural moisturizing factors and essential fatty acids for luxurious cleansing of normal, dry or sensitive skin. HyLyt contains emollients for moisturizing and protein for conditioning. Optimal pH balance and enhanced with essential fatty acids (efa) for dermal renourishment.

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        • #5
          Epi Pet is wonderful visit their site at epi-pet.com
          "Whoever Said That Money Can't Buy Happiness Forgot About Puppies"
          Nancy

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          • #6
            I have frenchies!!

            And I groom quite a few... I only use Eqyss Micro Tek medicated on my bullys... Its the best. I recommend the spray and the shampoo for sever skin issues. Check out their website and read about their products. I LOVE them!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by k9cosmetologist View Post
              HyLyt by DMV
              HyLyt Shampoo is a gentle, hypoallergenic, soap-free formulation with natural moisturizing factors and essential fatty acids for luxurious cleansing of normal, dry or sensitive skin. HyLyt contains emollients for moisturizing and protein for conditioning. Optimal pH balance and enhanced with essential fatty acids (efa) for dermal renourishment.
              It is actually D V M Pharmaceuticals, which I know is what you meant, but just incase the OP tried to look it up and didn't know!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by k9cosmetologist View Post
                HyLyt by DMV
                HyLyt Shampoo is a gentle, hypoallergenic, soap-free formulation with natural moisturizing factors and essential fatty acids for luxurious cleansing of normal, dry or sensitive skin. HyLyt contains emollients for moisturizing and protein for conditioning. Optimal pH balance and enhanced with essential fatty acids (efa) for dermal renourishment.
                Ugh, I HATE HyLyt. It smells bad, and it leaves a residue on the coat. Relief by DVM is so much better than HyLyt. I also like the Natural Anti-Itch by Bio Groom. Every dog I used the bio-groom on did very well. Never had any reactions with bio-groom.

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                • #9
                  I don't like HyLyte either. It doesn't clean worth a darn, which is the whole point of a bath. I could put up with the smell if it cleaned. But it doesn't.

                  If the dog in question doesn't have any skin issues other than dryness, I'd stay away from anything medicated; no aloe, oatmeal, neem, etc. I'd just use a good hypo-a shampoo that can clean. My personal favorite, after trying a myriad of hypo-a shampoos, is Espree Hypoallergenic.

                  Don't worry about the soap or no soap issue. The only liquid "soap" I can think of is Murphy's Oil Soap. There are probably others, but the vast majority of liquid "soaps" don't have any soap in them. They're detergents of varying degrees of mildness.

                  If the dog has really dry skin, I'd also do an olive oil/sugar soak before the bath. Apply and let it soak for about 10 minutes. Massage gently to remove scales, rinse and shampoo. You should also allow the shampoo to soak at least 5 minutes before rinsing, so it has time to break down the olive oil.

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                  • #10
                    I use natures specialty shampoos , my main shampoo is plum silky. the oatmeal tea tree shampoo is also good for dry flaky itchy skin. but to be honest I have never had a dog have a negative reaction to the plum silky shampoo I have used it for the past 9 yrs. they have a large line of products for all skin needs .

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by k9cosmetologist View Post
                      HyLyt by DMV
                      HyLyt Shampoo is a gentle, hypoallergenic, soap-free formulation with natural moisturizing factors and essential fatty acids for luxurious cleansing of normal, dry or sensitive skin. HyLyt contains emollients for moisturizing and protein for conditioning. Optimal pH balance and enhanced with essential fatty acids (efa) for dermal renourishment.
                      Did you copy that off the bottle, or do you work for DVM Pharmaceuticals?

                      Either way, I still don't think the stuff cleans worth a darn.

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                      • #12
                        Well Helly,
                        I KNOW it does not clean worth a damn. If my clients bring that I wash with that first then my own... Never had a complaint and I can't say I did'nt use it.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by pooh13 View Post
                          I use natures specialty shampoos , my main shampoo is plum silky. the oatmeal tea tree shampoo is also good for dry flaky itchy skin. but to be honest I have never had a dog have a negative reaction to the plum silky shampoo I have used it for the past 9 yrs. they have a large line of products for all skin needs .
                          My AmStaff has had a reaction to 5 different Nature's Specialities shampoos. We use Lav-n-derm a lot in our shop and when he had a reaction to that I figured it was just the lavender. But I also tried Plum Silky, blueing, berry tearless and one other I can't remember. Anyway, I finally gave up. He must be allergic to one of their base ingredients. But he does very well on the bio-groom natural anti itch shampoo. I love the smell, and it gets them very clean. I also use Herbal Essences and Pantene on him...lol. I know it probably isn't the best for him but he does well on it. i only use it if I've ran out of the bio groom.
                          Last edited by windfall4; 01-17-10, 11:06 PM.

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                          • #14
                            I groom for a Frenchie breeder

                            and we have used Les Poochs MedAcetic with great sucess. It has the highest % of active ingredients available without a perscription and was developed by a vet with a complete and very sucessful line of his own products. I do work for this company as I think their products are the best .
                            MedAcetic leaves the skin clean and has gentle bacteria killing ingredients. Try it you won't be disapointed.

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