Rinseless Shampoos for Pet Grooming, Show Dogs & Cats - Shih Tzu

What is the best shampoo and conditioner for my Shih Tzu dog?
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Most Shih Tzu are very allergic to flea bites. If only one flea bites, they will scratch and bite and pull their hair out trying to get to it. And, fleas carry tapeworms, causing additional problems for your pet. Flea shampoos and powders and dips and pills do not work by themselves. You must keep the dog clean and brushed and you must treat your house with a spray containing PreCor. This product prevents fleas from growing up so that, even if a flea comes into the house and it lays millions of eggs, they will not mature. This will also protect you from flea bites. PreCor itself lasts a long time so you usually only have to spray twice a year except in areas where you scrub the floor (you only spray the perimeter of the room since that is where flea eggs settle). It is very safe (it is not a poison) and will not harm anyone; however, bear in mind that the flea insecticide it is mixed with is harmful. It is much better than poisonous sprays/powders/or dips on the dog! Many Shih Tzu owners find the newer flea control products such as those that are rubbed into the skin or those that are taken as pills to be useful on their dogs. However, be sure to discuss the different kinds with your vet and choose one which will not wash off every time you give your dog a bath.
We recommend 4-Legger Organic Dog Shampoo as a best shampoo for Shih Tzu with allergies because of its wholesome qualities.
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Bathe your Shih Tzu regularly. Your definition of “regularly” could differ from another Shih Tzu owner's definition, which is fine as long as your dog is clean and the schedule works for you both. Some show dogs get bathed once a week, while those that are strictly pets see the tub no more than once every couple of months. When you bathe him, soak him completely before gently working shampoo through his hair. Don't rub too vigorously, or you may cause tangles. Rinse him thoroughly. Towel as much moisture out of his coat as possible, then let him air-dry or use a hair dryer on a low setting. Brush him out once he's dry to remove any tangles. To do this requires on the best shampoo for Shih Tzu dog which softens and conditions, adding vitality and strength to the fur.
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Bathe the shih tzu, shampooing the dog's coat with shampoo formulated for animals. While shih tzus have human-like hair, their skin does not tolerate human shampoo well. Bathe your dog no more than once a week. Washing too frequently causes the hair to dry out and break, which is counterproductive to growing a long coat.The first bath you give your Shih Tzu may be traumatic. It truly is best to delay bathing Shih Tzu puppies until they are at least 3 months old. For the first bath you might try using a small bowl, dishpan or the kitchen sink rather than the bathtub. Always be sure the water is neither too cold or to hot. Shih Tzu puppies react violently sometimes to either extreme. Be careful your Shih Tzu puppy does not jump or wiggle out of your hands. If the temperature of water is "just right," there will be less chance of the Shih Tzu puppy wiggling out of your hands. Use a mild shampoo especially formulated for dogs that is "tearless." Regular baby shampoo can be used. I have never had a problem with dry skin when I used baby shampoo. It is just harder to rinse out. Shampoo formulated especially for dogs and puppies is usually easier to rinse out. I do like using Fluffy Puppy shampoo for puppies and even on the faces of my older Shih Tzu because it is tearless.Use a shampoo and conditioner designed for dogs when you bathe your shih tzu. While many dogs simply require shampoo, conditioner will help to keep your shih tzu's coat free of tangles. Make sure you rinse both the shampoo and conditioner completely out of your dog's coat. If left behind, the residue can lead to skin irritations.Answer by texjeff111
Check with a good groomer. I have 3 long haired shih tzus and their hair is beautiful. They go to the groomer ever 2 weeks. I leave the shampoo up to her. She used to show dogs herself at Westminster and grooms a lot of long haired dogs. I applaud you for putting in the effort to keep your dogs hair long. Shih tzus are absoultely beautiful when they have long hair.

Answer by borderbethie
I like Coat Handler products. You have to buy them through a groomers website or catalog. There are a few sites that will carry most or all of these products.

A poodle breeder that I groomed for used a conditioner called Wu-Pi that was very good. My favorite brushes were Les Pooch-very expensive. For a Shih-Tzu I would use the small yellow brush. Also have a small fine pin brush and a greyhound comb.