SHOO Natural Products for You & Your Dog

It’s no surprise that Teton has quite the fur coat. Luckily for us, it doesn’t hold on to odors nor does it tangle or get matted. In fact, we only bathe Teton once a month and brush him every other week.

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With that being said, we’re always on the hunt for new and unique products and that includes shampoo and conditioner!

I’m guessing you haven’t heard of SHOO Natural, a brand of shampoos and conditioners, balms and scrubs, and a handful of other all natural products that are made for both humans and dogs.

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Or…maybe you have. But, I hadn’t. The SHOO Natural story is a fun one. Check it out here.

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We received a few goodies from SHOO, shipped to us from overseas, which was super exciting.

SHOO’s bread and butter are their line of shampoos and conditioners. We got our paws on the Eucalyptus Shampoo & Conditioner duo.

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As well as the Handcrafted Black Clay Medallion & Essential Oil, which is designed to help keep fleas and parasites away but also to aid in stress and anxiety reduction.

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All SHOO products are natural (and vegan!) and all can be used on both you and your dog.

While I haven’t tried the medallion yet (I may just use that on myself!), I can attest to the fact that the shampoo lathers amazingly well and smells fantastic and the conditioner left Teton’s hair smooth and luscious.

One of the things I love most about SHOO is how unique they are! Their products are made with quality ingredients but the icing on the cake is their fun design. I’ve never seen anything quite like it!

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Check out SHOO’s full assortment here and be sure to take a look at their fun bundles!

Happy tails…

DISCLAIMER: HER DOG BLOG WAS SENT THIS PRODUCT IN EXCHANGE FOR OUR HONEST REVIEW AND NO COMPENSATION OTHER THAN THE PRODUCT WAS RECEIVED.
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Got Funk: A Wondercide Review

Hi.

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Teton gets a bath about once a month. After his bath, he gets a good brushin’ and a flea treatment.

I’m a huge fan of the Buddy Wash Original Lavender & Mint Dog Shampoo & Conditioner and have been buying it for years at my local pet store. I love that it’s a shampoo and a conditioner and it leaves Teton smelling great.

Being that I love Buddy Wash so much, I was a bit skeptical when I received a sample of shampoo from a brand called Wondercide.

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Wondercide sent us a bar of their Hypoallergenic Natural Shampoo Bar, which is made of some awesome ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, and neem oil and leaf extract. I didn’t know what neem was until a few years ago when Teton had some gnarly dandruff, but I learned that it comes from a tree which originates in India and has a ton of amazing benefits for the skin. It’s super moisturizing, helps the healing process when irritated skin is present, and aids in the destruction of bacteria, viruses, and fungi.

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Some of the neem products I’ve used in the past for Teton had a strong smoky smell that wasn’t terrible but wasn’t exactly snuggle-worthy, either. Wondercide’s, though…smells fantastic! It’s fresh and clean while being subtle and cozy.

This bar is the average size of your typical bar of soap, but is pretty thick and hearty.

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When I first pulled it out of its box, I thought to myself, “Well, this will last about 1.5 shampoos with how furry Teton is.”

I was pleasantly surprised, then, to find that one bath left the bar looking almost as if it hadn’t been used!

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Almost. 😉

The bar sudsed up like a pro while I bathed Teton. It was much easier to use than I anticipated, having never used a shampoo bar before. I was able to either run the bar all along his body or to rub the bar in between my hands and then massage him with the suds.

It rinsed out with ease and didn’t dry out his fur or skin. I’m a fan!

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Along with our shampoo bar, Wondercide sent a bottle of their Fresh Dog Deodorizer Spray, which also has neem in it, along with lavender, cedar, and lemongrass. Yasssss.

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This stuff smells great and is super easy to use. Just spray it on between baths to freshen things up or (I love this) spray it on your dog’s bed or in other areas he/she spends time.

Bathing your dog too often can strip some of the good natural properties that are in their fur and on their skin. I like deodorizers like this one because if your dog isn’t due for a bath yet but has a little funk, you can use them in between washes. They’re also a nice thing to have on hand if your dog hates baths.

If you’re interested in trying out either of these Wondercide products, they are both on sale now on Wondercide’s website. Use coupon code DOGDAYS17 to save 17%!

Until next time!

Happy tails…

DISCLAIMER: HER DOG BLOG WAS SENT THIS PRODUCT IN EXCHANGE FOR OUR HONEST REVIEW AND NO COMPENSATION OTHER THAN THE PRODUCT WAS RECEIVED.

4-Legger Shampoo + My Latest Etsy Finds

Hello!

I hope you’re enjoying your summer. How insane is it that it’s already July?!?! Summer goes by as fast as the weekend. 😦 I made a summer bucket list and we’ve checked off a few items but have lots more to go. Better get to it!

You may remember that a while back, Teton’s cousin Henley Pretzel reviewed 4-Legger’s Aloe and Lemongrass Organic Pet Shampoo.

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Well, the kind folks at 4-Legger recently sent us a bottle of their new scent, Oatmeal Aloe and Lavender to test. We went camping over the 4th of July to get Teton and Henley away from the boom sticks (fireworks) and after our trip Teton was in desperate need of a bath.

Much to Teton’s dismay, I lathered him up in 4-Legger’s Oatmeal Aloe and Lavender scent and made sure to wash all the delightful smells of the campsite off of him. Just like the Aloe and Lemongrass variety, the Oatmeal Aloe and Lavender smelled great, sudsed up swimmingly, and rinsed out with ease. It left Teton smelling clean as a whistle.

If you’re in the market for a new shampoo, give this or any of the other 4-Legger varieties a try. (You can even test all three scents with their sample pack.)

Big thanks to 4-Legger for letting us try out your shampoo!

I haven’t shared my latest dog-friendly Etsy finds in a while! Enjoy. 🙂

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I Ruff You Print from Mod Pop Deco

Donut Collar

Donut Dog Collar from Mutts N’ Such

Pizza Collar

Pizza Dog Collar from Mutts N’ Such

Dog Mom Mug

Dog Mom Mug from Henry and Penny

Dog Dad Mug

Dog Dad Mug from Mugs on Main

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You Me And The Dog Print from WonderFlies

Dachsund Sweatshirt

Dachshund Sweatshirt from Shaded Love (squeeee!)

Boston Terrier Keychain

Boston Terrier Custom Keychain from Tag Soup (lots of other breeds available!)

Dog Wall Art

Dog Wall Art from Things We Left Behind

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Coffee Books Dogs Naps T-Shirt from Chummy Tees

That’ll do it. For now at least. 😉

Happy tails…

Disclaimer: Her Dog Blog was sent this product in exchange for our honest review and no compensation other than the product was received.

Wagglies Nail Clippers

Do you clip your dog’s nails regularly or does the thought of doing it at home yourself make your heart palpitate and your underarms sweat? 🙂

When we got Teton at 8-weeks old, one of the most important things we did for his training was teaching him to be comfortable with us touching his feet all the time. I can’t remember who I’d heard that tip from or where I’d read it, but as I’m sure you know, most dogs don’t like having their feet handled. I knew we’d have to clip his nails regularly and, being that we live in the rainy Pacific Northwest, we have always been sticklers for wiping his paws when he comes in from being outside.

Teton has had his nails trimmed professionally just once at the veterinarian (he had torn a dewclaw and they trimmed ’em all since we were already there). I give his front nails a trim and file them down about once a month after he has a bath. Spa day!!! (We’ve never clipped his back nails because they seem to wear down nicely when he walks and runs outside.)

Back to initial question…do you clip your dog’s nails? If the thought of doing so totally freaks you out, take your dog to your local groomer or make an appointment at the vet and get ‘er done there. If you are on board for doing it yourself, grab yourself a pair of these fancy new nail clippers we received last week.

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Wagglies Professional Safety Dog Nail Clippers

On sale for $9.99 and they ship free with Amazon Prime!

Here’s what I love about these nail clippers:

  1. Lifetime Guarantee – Seriously. So…this is basically the last pair of nail clippers you ever have to buy.
  2. Easy Grip/Ergonomically Sound Design – These clippers fit comfortably in your hand, allowing you to clip your dog’s nails quickly and effectively without fumbling around.
  3. Safety Guard & Locking Clip – A little built-in protection never hurt anyone! And, when the clippers aren’t in use, simply slide the orange button up to lock them closed.
  4. Stainless Steel Raised Tip – These bad boys have a raised tip which creates an easy angle to clip at.

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Wagglies Professional Dog Nail Clippers come with a safety guide entitled “5 Step Guide To Safely Trim Your Dog’s Nails, but the basics can be found on the back of their packaging. If your dog has light or clear colored nails, you’ll may have an easier time clipping them since you’ll be able to see the kwik (blood supply). If your dog has black nails, like Teton, it can be a bit more challenging. My advice is to clip just a little at a time until you are comfortable with the length and then file them down gently with an emery board.

Teton usually looks about like this after his bath and nail trim:

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Thank you to the folks at Wagglies for hooking us up with a great new pair of clippers!

Happy tails…

Disclaimer: Her Dog Blog was sent this product in exchange for our honest review and no compensation other than the product was received.

4-Legger Shampoo

Hi y’all.

Henley Pretzel is excited to share a new product with you.

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Tooth!

A few weeks ago we received a bottle of shampoo from the folks at 4-Legger. Their signature product is their Aloe and Lemongrass Organic Pet Shampoo (yes, you can use it on all pets!) but they also have two beautiful stoneware dog bowls.

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4-Legger Dog Shampoo has a unique creation story.

On the day that one of 4-Legger’s owners was diagnosed with cancer, one of our beloved dogs lost his battle with cancer. We have come a long way since that day. Cancer is in remission and we have worked to remove products from our lives (and the lives of our pets) that may cause health issues (from skin sensitivities to accumulated toxins, and worse).

We are health conscious, environmentally minded, and focused on bringing to the market products that you can trust. We urge you to read ingredient labels and to do research on products. The pet industry currently has no regulations for labeling and listing ingredients, making it difficult for the consumer to make educated choices. We love our 4-Leggers. They are not just pets, they are part of our family. 

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I love any product that tells me why it has the ingredients it has. 4-Legger has some wonderful ones like lemongrass coconut oil, and rosemary.

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Henley Pretzel gave 4-Legger a go last weekend. He doesn’t much care for baths but was a good sport. 🙂

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4-Legger Dog Shampoo smells divine. I love a good lemongrass candle and this reminded me of ones I’ve smelled in the past. A little went a long way (Henley is pretty tiny, after all) and it sudsed up very well as you can see in the photo above. It rinsed out with ease.

Once Henley was done with his bath he got some stank back. 😉

Days after Henley’s bath I got reports that he smelled great and that his hair was soft and smooth. I call that a shampooing win!

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If you’re in the market for a new shampoo for your dog or other pet, give 4-Legger a try!

Thanks to the team at 4-Legger for sending us a sample.

Happy tails…

FURminator Dual Brush

Happy Friday! What plans do you have for the evening? I’ll probably be asleep on the couch by 8:17 PM so I’m sure your plans won’t top mine. 😉 Is it just me or does the exhaustion from the whole week hit on Friday at around 6 PM?

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(A little blurry but worth it since he’s such a happy puppy in this photo!)

As you know, Teton has luscious flowing locks. Surprisingly, they don’t take a lot of maintenance (thank goodness). He’s bathed about once a month and brushed no more than two times a month. We’re pretty lucky that his hair doesn’t get matted or tangled. And, bonus! His hair doesn’t smell like “dog.” Or at least, that’s what our friends tell us.

While keeping Teton’s locks in check isn’t too much of a challenge, keeping our floors dog hair free is. A Dyson was probably one of the best investments we made, but just vacuuming doesn’t always cut it. While I mentioned above that Teton is only brushed two times a month, I should specify that these brushing sessions are legit. Too legit, in fact, to quit. Seriously. We can’t stop or there would be a layer of Teton hair in every room of the house.

Are all dog brushes created equal? We haven’t tested many but this past week we got to try out the FURminator Dual Brush from Chewy.com.

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This particular brush from FURminator is two brushes in one. One side is a pin brush and the other is a bristle brush.

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Ok, just kidding. There’s one more photo.

The pin brush is for either long-haired dogs or to aid in working toward management of the undercoat, while the bristle brush is for smoothing the hair. You can use both sides on either long-haired or short-haired dogs.

The FURminator Dual Brush worked fine on Teton, but I would use it as more of a smoothing brush than one for his undercoat. To really get the loose hair out, this brush didn’t quite do the trick for us. (We’ve had more success with brushes like this one from Chewy.)

Who does this work well on?

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This guy. Biju! (Teton’s bestie.)

Short-haired dogs like Biju have very different hair than long-haired dogs like Teton. The FURminator Dual Brush was perfect for Biju because his short hair took less pull to come out with the pin brush than Teton’s long hair and the bristle brush smoothed his hair nicely.

If you’re in the market for a new brush or want to try something that’s made for a specific grooming purpose like detangling, check out Chewy.com’s Brushes and Combs assortment. All FURminator products are on sale (the Dual Brush is less than $10), too!

Happy tails…

Fresh & Fluffy Part Deux

Back in September I blogged about an all natural dry dog shampoo called Fresh & Fluffy.

Check out my original post here.

I mentioned in my first post about this awesome little product that I didn’t love the peppermint scent.

Well, I don’t have to worry about that anymore because Fresh & Fluffy recently sent me a container of their lavender scented dry shampoo!

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It smells great! In fact, Teton just had a romp at the beach and I used it on his belly and legs and all the sand and dirt brushed right out. Now he smells freshly bathed without all the hassle of a “real” bath.

If you remember from my last post, using Fresh & Fluffy is very simple.

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Just like the peppermint shampoo, the new lavender scent has only a handful of ingredients.

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If you find yourself needing to bathe your dog often or just want something to freshen up their coat a few times a month, I highly recommend Fresh & Fluffy. A little of the dry shampoo goes a long way so it’s a great value at $16.99.

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Thanks to the folks at Fresh & Fluffy for sending us this product to test!

Happy tails…