Rated 5 out of 5 by MEM1263 The best solution
My 6 y.o. Chiweenie had developed a swollen ear flap. Once I had aural hematoma ruled out by vet and a course of antibiotics that did no good I started researching. Dogs sweat through their pads and of course walking outside pick up all types of fungus, bacteria and allergens that affect their entire bodies. After just one good washing with this shampoo (and allowing her to stand in the soapy water and washing her feet well) it did the trick. Her pads look MUCH better and the swelling in her ear flap is already decreased by half. I also washed my 9 y.o. mini-dachshund that has dry skin and it really worked well for her with no dry effect and much better looking pads. This shampoo is fantastic. It might seem a little pricey but it is well worth it to help prevent future problems that may develop. I will use this from now on.
September 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by kaylee1191997 awesome product!
about a year ago I adopted a 2 year old pure bred Shih Tzu from a local shelter. Since we got her we noticed she had a weird waxy residue on her armpits and paws. Our groomer told us it was a yeast infection. We took her to the vet and they said the same and gave us anitbiotics and steroids. They worked, but after they wore off the condition came back. Then they told us it might be a food allergy but that will take weeks to know after switching her food. We switched foods and noticed it to get better but not fully clear up. With the weather going from summer to fall here in Seattle really quickly I noticed her skin got worse and she was itching and biting creating sores on her back, that had the waxy build up. She has been constantly itching. I read the reviews of this shampoo and decided to try it. It has worked amazingly! I used the shampoo and conditioner together and its been about 8 hours and she hasnt itched once. You can tell she feels so much better and im glad we finally found something to help her!
September 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by HunnysMommy SHOCKED AND AMAZED!!!!!
We have a 8yr old golden retriever whose has battled with skin and ear problems forever.We have been to different vets, tried different antibiotics,supplements,steroids,shampoos,lotions...you name it we've tried it,The only thing that has ever given her relief was prednisone but the long term effects werent worth it. This shampoo is amazing..she is so peaceful right now..normally she is a constant chewer and licker. I dont think i ever seen her more relaxed. I was leary about it because of the price like others but considering what the vet bills have been in the past it is well worth it. The smell is amazing, it lathers great, and her fur is so soft. Will definitely continue using this and the conditioner.
May 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by tntboys08 AMAZING!!!!!!
We have been battling chronic yeast infections in our 3-year-old black Lab for about 2 years now. We have tried EVERYTHING with little to no luck. We've been to the vet several times, tried many different foods, cut out all treats, and we've tried several different shampoos with no results. We've tried coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, probiotics, antibiotics, and prednisone. You name it, we've tried it. Our poor pup has spent a majority of the last 2 years scratching and chewing himself nonstop. Our vet tested his thyroid function and when that came back normal, he put him on prednisone and a course of antibiotics and told us that he must be "allergic to something" and advised that we try experimenting with different foods. Real helpful, right?! The prednisone was horrible. While it stopped his itching and his fur grew back, the side effects were very, very harsh and it wasn't actually treating the problem, only temporarily masking it. I refuse to ever put him back on any type of steroids. As soon as he was off prednisone, the constant scratching, chewing, and hair loss started all over again. We discovered this GNC shampoo this weekend while we were at Petsmart and we figured we'd give it a try. It was one of the few shampoos that we hadn't tried yet. We also purchased the spray to use in between baths. It has now been over 10 hours since we bathed him with this shampoo and he has not scratched or chewed himself once! The results were almost instant! We've never had this kind of success before. I only wish we had known about this shampoo 2 years ago! It could have saved us a huge amount of time, money, and frustration. To say I'm ecstatic is a huge understatement. This is the most progress we've made in dealing with this issue. With all of the other medicated shampoos we've tried, he would always be back to scratching and chewing within an hour or less after his bath and that horrible yeasty smell would never fully go away. With this shampoo, he has now made it 10, almost 11 hours without scratching one single time and he smells great! I plan to bathe him twice a week with this shampoo until his fur has completey grown back and will use the spray every day he doesn't have a bath.
About the shampoo itself: It has a really nice lavender scent. Most medicated shampoos smell like....well, medicine, but not this stuff. It also lathers up extremely well and it doesn't take a lot to get a good lather. Just make sure that you leave it on your dog for at least 5 minutes before rinsing so that the medicine has enough time to be absorbed by the skin.
If you have a dog with any sort of bacterial or fungal skin issues, you absolutely must try this shampoo. It is a bit pricey, but it's totally worth every penny. It's a lot cheaper than the vet! Thanks, GNC!
March 9, 2015