We are so excited to unveil this new feature! I (Paula) will be posting honest reviews of our new products that we love and want to share with you all, our amazing customers!
First up - Dogtails Dog Shampoo! Henry was our official product-tester this round and for those who don't know he's a Brussels Griffon, a breed that typically has a rough outer coat. It doesn't hurt that he has also been known to roll in a dirt pile or two. Basically, he's the stinkiest dog in our little pack who could always use a bath.
When I was first contacted by Dogtails I was immediately taken in by their classic and clean packaging. While reading their website I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Dogtails isn't just a pretty face. The company is free of artificial fragrances, dyes, chemicals and parabens and they also use sustainable packaging and recyclable bottles. Best of all? A snuggly blanket is donated at their local animal shelter for every bottle of shampoo bought.
Onto my thoughts and feelings. The shampoo smelled amazing, very lime-y and fresh. It lathered really well and I ended up using a lot less than I anticipated, or would normally use when bathing the pups. Now, I wouldn't call Henry a water enthusiast but he's pretty well behaved for baths so I don't usually have to worry about getting shampoo in his eyes. We didn't seem to have any problems, he seemed really comfortable throughout the bath, contrary to the picture above.
Henry's fur literally felt squeaky-clean after rinsing him off. I had asked Dogtails previously if they had, or were considering a conditioner as well and they insisted that the shampoo was enough and their customers agreed. At this point in the bathing process I was starting to get a little worried. As a human with damaged hair from dyes and chemicals I am used to and comfortable with the slippery soft feeling that conditioner leaves. Normally I use a shampoo and then conditioner on Henry and Betty because Betty has fine fur that easily mats and I use conditioner so they should too, right? Wrong. I left Henry with some delicious treats and a cage dryer and came back in 10 minutes to the softest dog I've ever felt! He was so silky and smooth! It's probably because the shampoo is made with Aloe oil to sooth dry/itchy skin, Sunflower seed oil (full of Vit E and fatty acids) and Rosemary oil to moisturize and invigorate fur.
Can you see how soft he looks? Don't mind his little mug - he was busy stuffing his face into a bowl of kibble mere moments before. I have to admit, I was a little disappointed that he didn't end up smelling like a fresh squeezed citrus fruit after his bath because that's my personal preference. However, upon discussion with many coworkers and friends we decided that it's okay because he smelled CLEAN. Not like, fresh linen or laundry candle clean but like an actual clean, fresh scent. He smelled like how you hope febreeze makes your house smell. You know, you want it to dissolve odors and leave a natural fresh odor behind but really it just smells like light chemicals? Henry smelled like all of your hopes and dreams. He smelled like a warm summer day in the grass with a light lime after thought. What I'm trying to say is that this shampoo is great for anyone (dogs and humans) who are sensitive to smells. It's really nice to have a shampoo that doesn't cover doggy-scent with sickly sweet lavender or vanilla, but actually cleans your dog to the point that they smell neutral and fresh.
In conclusion we are all fans here at Henry Loves Betty! Four paws up!
Dogtails Shampoo is now available at Henry Loves Betty. Order from us online here or stop into Henry Loves Betty and give Henry a little sniff and a pat and then pick up a bottle for your own stinky dogs. Unfortunately this product is only formulated to be used on dogs, sorry cats! You're left out this time.