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    Thought I would start a thread about the different shampoos and when, why and how to use them.

    Malesab: Will use Malesab on most dogs that come into care as a first port of call for a general "fix". If the dog has a yeast infection (you can smell an oily smell on them when they do) we continue with Malesab baths every 3 days for 2 -3 weeks. It is VERY drying to the skin, so it can't be used any longer than that at a time.

    2 x shampoos at a time and LEAVE the second wash on for 10 mins (cheating time results in not allowing the Malesab to do its job)!

    Also good for itchy dogs

    And we use it twice a week on the dogs who have Demodex (mange) together with vet prescription product (Ivormectin or Advocate)

    Malesab is also a FANTASTIC ear wash!! Mix 50 ml of saline with 5 ml of Malesab, get a syringe and "shoot" 10 ml into each ear 3 x each. Any "gunk" will shoot out so be warned, goes on the floor and the walls and anything else in the way....but it WORKS!

    Caution: Do not use a conditioner after washing in Malesab as the ingredients may contradict the potion of the Malesab.

    Paw: Gentle Shampoo & Conditioner. Great gentle products for normal wash and wear. Smells GREAT! Leaves the fur super soft.

    PAW: Nutriderm Shampoo and Conditioner. Great product that falls in between the Malesab and the Gentle Shampoo. Leave on for 5 mins, adds quality moisture for flakey dry skin. Am currently using this weekly on Gomez to help improve the elastisity in his skin.

    Aloveen Conditioner: A lovely gentle conditioner that can be left on (no rinsing). First ingredient is oatmeal which is super soothing (DO NOT use the Aloveen after Malesabing as this will result in counteracting the good of the Malesab)!

    Note: for a dog who is itching and scratching, you can also try final rinsing him in cooled camomile tea!!

    These are the products I mostly use and favour. Over to you for your fav shampoo & conditioner that you find successful!
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    When Terry had fleas, we used Aveeno Oatmeal shampoo after the flea one on him. It's meant for humans but worked a treat! Left him very soft. Wouldn't recommend regular use as it would dry the skin out.

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    Yep, swear by Malesab as an ear wash as well,the Aristopet Soothing Oatmeal, and there was another one that had "high-lighters" in it & left Geisha smelling like a little rose, instead of the old pole cat stench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeiLuver View Post
    Yep, swear by Malesab as an ear wash as well,the Aristopet Soothing Oatmeal, and there was another one that had "high-lighters" in it & left Geisha smelling like a little rose, instead of the old pole cat stench.
    Yep I am familiar with that old Pole cat smell lol. WHen Noah moved in with us he was covered in demodex and I swear he smelt like a ferret for months ewwwwww!
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    I swear by Aloveen shampoo and conditioner especially on dogs that have skin conditions eg allergies...

    I will wash with maleseb after there has been a squabble amongst the dogs or if Buster has a bad case of flea allergy
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    I swear by Aloveen dog shampoo, i use it on Floyd every wash/ shower.

    If & when Floyd's skin gets a red from grass etc, i also add "Pinetarsol" ( non soap ) to bath water, it works a treat every time

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    I use Malaseb for Sumo's itchy skin

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    I use Aloveen and another natural oatmeal and aloe vera shampoo - can't remember the name off the top of my head but will find it later.

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    I use Aloveen on the Pugs or any oatmeal based dog shampoo I can find. I also have a 5L bottle of a eucalyptus dog wash that I purchased once online. It is good also but the Aloveen is better.
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    With the malaseb for ears, what I found worked well was to use a makeup removal pad and soak it in the diluted solution, this is then squeezed into the ear untill it 'wells', then a gentle masage around the ear and let the dog shake the solution out. Also wipe around the inside of the ear.

    Squirting the solution with a syringe or squeezy bottle did no favours for my dogs, but made them run away at the thought of it lol.

    I found malaseb to be the best for yeasty ears, I tied this thing called a blue rinse that would supposedly fix all problems, but it was far too harsh, it comprised isopropyl alchohol, iodine, condies crystal, and a small amount of borax.

    my dog gets a maleseb was every so often, just to get rid of any bugs on the skin, apart from that just a cheap bottle of kids shampoo from the shop.

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