Bad skin lesions - preservatives?
Hartz “Groomer’s Best” shampoo for dogs “Extra Gentle Soothing Oatmeal”
LOI: water, SLES, acrylates copolymer, CAPB, colloidal oatmeal, PEG80 sorbitan laurate, amidopropyl amine oxide, sodium hydroxide, perfume, polyquaternium 11, EDTA, panthenol, hydrolysed silk protein, DMDM hydantoin, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone,
Decided to use a commercial shampoo on my two Springer Spaniels neither of which have had problems before. Within a day or so both dogs came out in horrible skin lesions. Took weeks to heal (I changed back to using my own somewhat expensive sulphate-free shampoo).
Since then I have come across another case, same problem, another Hartz shampoo.
It seems likely to me that the last two or three preservative components are the probable cause. (My own shampoo uses nothing more than sodium benzoate)
Your opinions are invited.
UPDATE: Looking around the Web I see that Hartz is the subject of MANY complaints.
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