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Best shampoo and conditioner for long haired dogs

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Best shampoo and conditioner for long haired dogs
  • As you see by the pictures I've posted, my havachon Max loves the outdoors and the mud. 

    I brush him with a slicker and metal comb every day to get out as many mats, sand burs and grass pieces as I can.  But it seems to be almost a losing battle! 

    Is there a better shampoo and conditioner to use to remove mats and tangles and also act as a preventative?

    Thank you for your help.

  • Great question, we have always had short hair dogs.  Now we have Hot Shot and he is long hair.  I brush him every day but his hair is a little course anyway.  I hope there are a lot of suggestions!

  • I've used this Wheatgrass conditioner on Indie with great results.  It smells divine too! 

    I read on some grooming forums that you can put some conditioner in a spray bottle and mix with water to use to spray down the fur before combing out and it helps alot.  I haven't tried it yet, but they say it makes it easier to comb out without breaking or pulling the fur. 

  • I have a cairn terrier, and I use Pet Silk (out of Houston, TX) oatmeal shampoo.  I do not bother with a conditioner.  The shampoo is gentle and smells so good.  I can use it as frequently as needed and it does not irritate his skin. Pet Silk also has conditioners and other kinds of shampoo.  I get it at a kennel and at Petsmart.

  •  How often are you bathing?

     

    A slicker isn't the best choice for a straight coat. A pin brush would probably work better, for you.