So, what shampoo do you use for your Basenji?
Since Basenji are "self groomers" and wash themselves like cats do, we are supposed to used cat shampoos.
I just bought Bio-Groom, Kuddly Kitty Shampoo. I have not used it yet, but I feel confident it should be good. Supposed to be quick to rinse out, and is soap free, for sensitive skin and delicate coat.
Would love to hear what you others use, and washing tips…hehe.
Gizmo deiced to run and roll William Shatner style, and rolled over something funky. I thought it would just "air out", but has stuck to him. It's not a powerful smell, but you can sense it when holding him.
I plan to get a baby bathtub to wash him in. Looking forward to seeing how he is gonna react to this…poor Gizmo...haha!
When we first got Roo we were stopped in the street for over an hour by a Mother, daughter, and her son. We came to find out that this family raised and showed Basenji's for years. Although they have moved on to raise and show two other breeds, they still love the Basenji Breed.
Yesterday we were buying some Evo Dog Food in one of our local pet stores and ran into the daughter and her Toller. We found out yesterday that the daughter is a professional dog groomer and it just so happened that she was buying shampoo. So I asked her what she was using and why and does she think it would be ok for our Basenji.
Ironically She was buying Bio-Groom. She told us that Bio-Groom works well for Basenji's and will not hurt their eyes. She went on to say exactly what label says, that this shampoo does no contain soap, is very mild, and will not strip the natural protective oils from the skin and the coat. The bottle said it can be used on puppies and kittens. She told us that we needed to dilute it. The label says it can be diluted or used full strength but since this young woman grew up with Basenji's for most of her life, we are going to dilute ours.
We ended up buying the Crisp Apple version of Bio-Groom
On a side note, Her Toller has been invited to Krups this year. Miranda and I have been very lucky to meet a lot of nice and wonderful people at the local shows, agility and lure coursing events we have attended. Its also still very nice to be stopped on the street by strangers who are stopping me not because I am handsome, but have a very handsome and unique looking dog.