Frequently Asked Questions
What does it do??
It absorbs through the hair shaft to the hair follicles so that when the dog gets when and the follicle opens you smell Doggie PawFume N°5 and not wet dog smell.
Is it oily?
No! Its base consists of Argon Oils so it dries to the touch.
What makes it so gentle to my skin and my dog’s skin?
This is a more serious issue than anyone seems to realize. The amount of parabens and formaldehyde found in “good” shampoos is frightening. Neither are good for you or your dog!Doggie Naturals’ Foaming Shampoo does NOT contain any of these. Our formula is simple and organic. It is gentle yet cleans powerfully without defatting (drying) the skin. It leaves both the human skin and the dog’s skin and coat feeling soft and silky.
Why is it called “Foaming” Shampoo?
Our formula is self-foaming and uses a special sprayer provided with our product. This makes the bath very easy and quick. Rinse is also quick and easy.
**If your dog has an ear infection and your Vet has given antibiotic drops, it is often helpful to use Doggie Ear Wash a couple of hours before administering the ear drops. This allows all of the meds to directly reach the much-needed area.
Why should I wash out my dog’s ears?<
It is a matter of hygiene. Weed particulate, pollen and even bugs can enter your dog’s ears. This is not an ear infection to warrant a trip to your Vet. If left “dirty”, your dog may dig at his ears, giving way to a real ear infection. Keep them CLEAN!
How often should I wash out my dog’s ears?
At least once a week. If mid-week your dog acts annoyed with its ears, wash them right away. It may just be something went down into his “funnels”.
Why do dogs need digestive enzymes?
The truth is that all dogs need digestive enzymes. Simply put, the carnivore in the wild would always get his digestive enzymes from the stomach and small intestine of the herbivore (his prey) in order to be able to make use of the fruits and veggies consumed by that herbivore. A balanced diet.
How do I know if my dog needs digestive enzymes?
A very serious issue facing every dog without digestive enzymes is yeast overgrowth and yeast infections starting in their paws. The dog only sweats in its nose and paws. A moist area is required to foster and then colonize yeast. For the dog, it begins in the paws. They will smell like corn chips. That is yeast! The yeast will then spread to other body parts. Without the enzymes from his prey, the dog doesn’t make enough of his own, his gastric juices will convert the undigested balance (even grain-free and/or “raw”) into sugar. Sugar feeds Candida or yeast. Enzymes belong in the food chain!
How do you use them?
They are a powder. Simply sprinkle on their food according to body weight.
How soon should we see results?
Normally within 2-4 weeks the distinct odor of “corn chips” will be very faint if not gone. This can vary if your dog is more largely infested with yeasts.
Will my dog need to have enzymes for the rest of his/her life?
Yes. Your dog is a carnivore. Give him/her what nature would provide were he/she killing its own prey
How young can a dog start using enzymes?
If they are weened and eating as a carnivore, they should be consuming enzymes on their food.
What causes dogs to itch?
Apart from the obvious flea/tick; and the more serious skin diseases that require the medical attention of your Veterinarian, there are 2 main causes that are common enough to handle on your own.
- Prickly leaves and grasses and some flowers that spew pollens during various times of the year.
- The most common cause is an overgrowth of yeast or a yeast infection in the paws which easily spreads to other body parts as well. Simply put, smell the bottom of their paws. If you smell a corn chip Odor, that’s yeast!
Please read the blog area to see how Doggie Naturals solves this problem. Doggie Anti-Itch plays a big part in both of these itchy areas.
Is it a shampoo?
No. It’s just a spray. It helps arrest the itching sensation within minutes after spraying. Then the Aloe Vera aids in the healing of the skin & hair.
I’ve tried everything and my dog is still itching itself crazy! what makes Doggie Anti-Itch different?
The unique choice of our essential oils in combination with plant-based materials causes a synergistic strength that is more readily/rapidly absorbed into the pores.
Is it safe if my dog licks it?
It is made from plant material & essential oils that are proven safe in the levels used in our formulations.
Bear always licks it & likes it! It is very calming to him.
Will it work because my dog always licks everything right off?
Yes, because it is readily and rapidly absorbed.
How quickly should we see the itching subside?
It is common to see temporary results within 10-15 minutes.
How often can I use it?
At first, at least 4 times a day; but you cannot overdose. Use it as you see your furry friend’s discomfort.
-No. It is simply a spray. It comes with a spray nozzle. You just spray it on and brush it right off.
Do you have to wait a while before you brush it?
-No. Brush right away.
How soon should I see results, days, weeks…?
-Right away! That’s the point, you “de-shed” your dog right then!
Does it stop the shedding?
-No. God made them to shed. They would be unhealthy if they couldn’t shed. They would overload & overheat. You simply get to control when & where it comes off. Not in your house, on your furniture, or especially on your clothes!
How does it work?
-It serves as an organic release agent. The dead, shedding hair, which is so intertwined with the live hair, is now all released at once. The brush can now capture all of the loose hair instead of that frustrating brush & brush forever syndrome. You get it all off in one brushing session!
What type of brush(es) are the best?
-Keep it simple. For the dog with a double coat, use a slicker brush to remove the topcoat. Then, a rubber shampoo-type brush to remove the undercoat. For the single coat, simply use the rubber shampoo-type brush.
How often do I have to de-shed my dog?
-A rule of thumb is once per week. If for purposes of just primping, you may do it as often as you like.
If my dog licks it, will it hurt him/her?
-No. It is made from plant material & essential oils that are proven safe in the levels used in our formulations. Bear always licks it & likes it!
Does it work on every type of dog?
-Yes. Any dog that sheds needs help releasing the dead hair from the live. Doggie D-Shed does exactly that. Horse owners have also found it useful to de-shed their horse before saddling to keep the saddle blanket clean. Any animal shedding, Doggie D-Shed works.
My dog doesn’t shed, why should I use it?
-To Groom. The non-shedders need help de-tangling and removing grass & leaves from playing in the yard. It works great for that!
I heard that you can spray it on the dog’s bedding etc. and the already shedded hair will brush off easily from the bedding??
-Yes. It will release from the bedding, furniture, and even clothing. Just a small mist & rubber brush it off. (test in a small area first)