Ok guys, so here's the scoop from a dog groomer that washes huskies, newfies, labs, etc.This is my first informational post, please feel free to correct me! I promise I won't mind
I LOVE THE FURMINATOR SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER!
It is oatmeal based(good for sensitive skin!), with special fats in the shampoo and conditioner, that actually nourishes the dogs skin. The goal of using the shampoo isn't for the dog to never shed, but to shed only during changing seasons. The smell is a nice, sort of tropical.
The key is letting the shampoo and conditioner sit for five minutes each. You really want to let the nutrients soak in! (it also helps with keeping them smelling nicer, longer!)
They are not immediate!
To see an actual change, monthly washes must happen. Over the course of a few months (usually three months is when you notice), you will see a difference. Like HUGE difference in the shedding! The huskies I wash still do shed some, but it is vastly different from before! The reason the shedding decreases is that the fur is healthier and so they are less likely to lose it
Ok, so for a specialty shampoo, it is about average price, (13.99/bottle) HOWEVER! You can buy a gallon (GALLON!!!) for about $50 off of amazon. I use about 3-6 pumps (depending on the dogs size) usually about 5 for a husky since their fur is so thick.
Let's do the math:
1 Gal=128 oz (1 pump = about 1 oz)
5 X 1oz = 5oz per bath!
128oz/5oz= around 25 baths per gallon!
So, you get over a 2 years worth of Shampoo and Conditioner for $100, at around $4 per bath. Whew! Math is our friend today
Overall, I recommend this shampoo to anyone who wants to decrease daily shedding and promote coat health.
ALSO! I do not recommend the Furminator brush for use on huskies because it actually cuts the individial hairs and compromises the huskies insulation ability.
Thanks for reading, hope this helped!!