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Old 04-08-2009, 08:26 PM
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Question Using "Suave" As A Dog Conditioner?

At that grooming shop where I was working, they used the human brand conditioner "Suave" as a dog conditioner. They claimed it was inexpensive, safe, and worked great. I do admit, on the dogs I was grooming and bathing, I found the dogs coats to be soft and luxurious afterwards.

But is it really safe? Has anyone heard of this?

I spend 15 bucks a bottle on my dog's conditioner, and it goes quickly with all my guys. Heck, Suave is $1 at Walmart!

But I want others' opinions on this. Anyone?
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:36 PM
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I've used Suave on my dogs before when I've run out of dog shampoo/conditioner. It's not something I've used regularly but had no problems with it when I used it. Their coats were always seemed a bit extra soft and shiny afterwards.
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:40 PM
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I use it every now and again but it's not really formulated for constant dog use, the pH is off.
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:48 PM
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I use it every now and again but it's not really formulated for constant dog use, the pH is off.
What's that do/cause?

:feels a bit stupid for asking:
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:49 PM
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Using it every once and awhile wont hurt the dog BUT I would be MAD if my groomer used it. Beyond Mad.

If you choose to use it at home that is your own decision.

I think it depends how often you bath the dogs.

On a side note, I use Kiehls shampoo and conditioner and LOVE it, it smells amazing and makes POODLE fur soft.
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:54 PM
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Using it every once and awhile wont hurt the dog BUT I would be MAD if my groomer used it. Beyond Mad.

If you choose to use it at home that is your own decision.

I think it depends how often you bath the dogs.

On a side note, I use Kiehls shampoo and conditioner and LOVE it, it smells amazing and makes POODLE fur soft.
That's just bc Kiehls is awesome... I LOVE their products...
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:59 PM
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Never heard of Kiehls...

My guys all get a bath once every 2 weeks. Less in the winter time, because I don't want their skin to dry out between often bathing and cold, dry air.
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:04 PM
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Never heard of Kiehls...

My guys all get a bath once every 2 weeks. Less in the winter time, because I don't want their skin to dry out between often bathing and cold, dry air.
I wouldnt use it every two weeks, I would worry about it drying out their skin and/or making their hair dull.

If you were someone who bathed their dog a handful of times each year, I would say it is probably no big deal.
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:09 PM
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I use Suave Kids' shampoo with conditioner on everything I bathe, kids and animals alike. I bathe the dogs once a month, the kids considerably more often. Their skin all looks good and their hair is shiny and soft and smells of mangoes, regardless of species.
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:17 PM
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I often use people products as they seem to do a better job on the whippet and JRTs than any dog shampoo.

What is the PH supposed to be in dog shampoo? I think dog shampoos are more acidic. But people shampoos aren't all the same pH.
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