Stinky Pets? PPP Pet Waterless Shampoo: Product Review
If your pets are anything like my dog and cat, they like to roll in stuff. I say 'stuff' because I don't want to use a four-letter word, either in the literal or figurative sense, to describe what it is that they find so appealing, even exhiliarating, but they do love it.
My cat manages, somehow, to refresh herself before entering our home, but my dog wears his odors quite proudly right back into the house. It's not good for a dog's skin or fur to bathe him too often, and it wasn't doing my nerves any good either because he's not fond of shampoo or water, as a rule. So, finally, I decided to try a waterless shampoo. I picked PPP's Pet Waterless Shampoo because pet owners rated it so positively.
The very day after the shampoo arrived, I was in our grove where I found my dog rolling his head and neck around in coyote dung (sorry about that). I tried to shoo him away, but he never takes me seriously. Here we go again, I thought.
But I brought out a few clean towel rags and the PPP, and a leash, which I should have had in the first place. I took off his collar (It would have to be thrown in the wash.), and put a few sprays of the shampoo in my hand before rubbing it on his neck fur, and then, very carefully on his beard fur. You don't want to get this shampoo in your dog's eyes or mouth, which is why it's good to spray it on your hands before applying it to his fur.
Since we received the PPP Waterless Pet Shampoo, about a month ago, I've had occasion to use it on my dog about 5 or 6 times and used it on my cat once. I am very impressed with the product overall. It has a very pleasant odor, especially compared with the smell it's replacing, and it does really clean your pet's fur, leaving it with a nice smooth coating. If your dog's fur tends to get a bit oily, PPP Waterless Pet Shampoo minimizes that nicely. You don't need to use a lot of the product to get the coat clean and, actually, I would advise against using any more than you need. It doesn't replace a good bath with oatmeal shampoo and water!
I was initially hesitant to purchase the PPP product because among its ingredients (Water, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Oleamido MIPA Sulfosuccinate, Glycerin, Safflower Oil, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice Extract, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance, Citric Acid, and Sodium Chloride) is one, Cocomidopropyl Betaine that the FDA named the "allergen of the year" in 2004 (source) and environmentally toxic in certain amounts. Then, I learned that 'cocoa betaine' is used in many shampoos, conditioners, lotions, and skin balms intended for human use, even in some of our natural products.
There are other ingredients, the 'methyls' for example, that I could do without, but I checked out all of them before I realized that the PPP Waterless Pet Shampoo was quite a bit less harmless to my dog and the environment than my own shampoo. I am always more concerned about products I use on my pets than I am about the ones I use myself. Are you like that, too?
On the whole, I think the PPP Waterless Pet Shampoo is very effective for dogs if it is not used instead of a bath and your dog does not have an alergic reaction to it. Personally, for my cat, unless she really stinks, I think I'll let her do her own cleaning.
That's the buzz for today!