Bathing is a casual process for every pet owner, breeder, or groomer. Therefore, there are a few things to know about pet bathing to make it better for the pet. Did you know that skin and coat care products penetrate the skin within a few seconds?
Choosing the right (or hazardous) shampoos, conditioners and masks can be a life-changing decision that influences a pet’s health or skin and coat condition. After all, none of us want harmful, chemically extracted substances to enter the body.
How to choose the right coat care products?
During 35 years of work with pets, I tried almost all coat care product lines in the world, but I never found products that met my expectations. I breed 3 difficult breeds: Pomeranian Spitzes, Maltese Bichons, and Bichon Frises – all with different coat types that request special care. Of course, most brands have a few really high-end products, but to get the best results for my own dogs, I needed a complete set of premium grooming products. While I was searching for the best coat care products for my dogs, I encountered unpleasant consequences: drying fur, brittle hair, unclear formations on the skin, and allergic reactions. I realized that I cannot keep testing because my performance at dog shows was suffering because of it.
I gathered a team of technologists, breeders, and coat care products manufacturers and together we immersed ourselves in the process of creating coat care products. I know very well that these products should not only wash the fur but also be useful for the pet - to nurture healthy skin and promote the growth of flawless fur in a natural way.
So, what should the composition be in skin and coat care products? Pet shampoos, conditioners, and masks must be as natural as possible, silicone-free, mineral oil-free, and SLS-free. These substances dry the hair, clog the pores, and do not allow the hair to breathe, so the skin and coat problems become even worse. Coat care products must be not only natural but also effective. When reading the label, look for natural ingredients, like Coco-Glucoside, which is a natural and gentle foam, honey, almond oil, herbal extracts, or essential oils, like rosemary, lavender, ylang ylang, neroli, myrrh, bergamot, rosehip, aloe vera, lemongrass – all these ingredients are pet-safe yet effective.
3-step bathing system
Creating my own coat care products was a real challenge, but I couldn’t be happier with the results. Tauro Pro Line grooming products contain up to 97% natural origin ingredients and are enriched with plant and herbal extracts, so it gives a strong effect but works naturally. How to use it correctly? I created a simple 3-step system:
- Step 1 - Cleaning. Whatever fur or skin problem we are solving or simply proceeding with regular bathing, we must first clean the fur: remove dirt, dust, and grease. I use a deep-cleaning shampoo for this. It not only cleanses but also opens the hair follicles to prepare the hair for the next step.
- Step 2 - Function. When the hair has already opened, it is time to apply the shampoo for the desired function. It depends on the specific problem and the wanted result. It can be nourishing, moisturizing, repairing shampoo, etc. They saturate the hair with useful substances.
- Step 3 - Fixation. When the hair is saturated and moisturized, it's time to capture the result and close the hair scales. In this step, I use conditioner or mask, which can also be mixed with effect-enhancing products, such as elixirs, coat oil, etc.
I am 100% guaranteed about the effectiveness of Tauro Pro Line products and our clients' reviews prove it once again. Groomers have even found that these products are beneficial for themselves: bathing their pets with Tauro Pro Line has cured their skin rashes and allergies. We all know that a groomer's hands are golden - we need to protect them.
How often should you bathe a dog?
I bathe my dogs once a week and despite the breed, I recommend doing it for all dogs. Weekly bathing with natural coat care products helps to keep the pet’s skin moisturized, promotes healthy hair growth, removes dead hair, and prevents tangles or mats, as well as bad odor. I choose to bathe my dogs with Tauro Pro Line grooming products because it makes the coat so smooth and silky that I don’t even need to brush it during the week.