This is a sponsored post. I trial and test products and only recommend the best ones that work for Maggie and Orbit.
My two Boston Terriers shed. It’s not as bad as say a border collie or corgi. But they do generate their fair share of puppy fur. I’m always on the lookout for products that are great for their skin and coat and I prefer products made with natural ingredients.
And if you have a dog with a short, smooth coat, this post is for you. What are my parameters when looking for shampoo to reduce shedding?
For me the best shampoo for smooth coat dogs strengthens the hair follicle to reduce shedding, restores luster and smoothness while hydrating your dog’s coat gently.
TropiClean® PerfectFur™ Smooth Coat Shampoo
TropiClean claims that their PerfectFur™ Smooth Coat shampoo is specifically formulated for the skin and fur of breeds with smooth skin-hugging coats like Boston Terriers, Bulldogs, Boxers, Pointers, Pit-Bull Terriers, Greyhounds and others with similar coats.
Is It True?
Yes. When I tested out the shampoo I noticed that it gently cleaned my dogs who spend a lot of time tumbling around in the dirt and sand when they play.
They felt less grimy and were left with smooth, soft and shiny coats.
Naturally Derived Ingredients
TropiClean defines ingredients to be naturally derived if they are either naturally – occurring raw materials or adapted from naturally occurring plant- or mineral-based materials.
Mild coconut/palm cleanser: Used for its ability to gently clean your dog’s coat and have it feel soft and shiny. It also helps to seal in moisture to condition skin and coat.
Rice protein: Allows proteins to penetrate follicles to improve shine and flexibility and reduce shedding.
Mango: Used to keep your dog’s coat healthy and shiny.
Sweet potato extract: The smoothing nourishment it gives thirsty follicles is unmatched.
Pineapple extracts: Helps to minimize shedding.
Waterlily extract: For gentle natural sudsing effect to help wash away grime
Cucumber extract: Helps to strengthen your dog’s follicle and coats
- Dogs with short and smooth body hugging coats like Boston Terriers, Boxers, Chihuahuas, Bull Terriers, Basenjis, Beagles, Basset Hounds, Beaucerons, Coonhounds, Bloodhounds, Bulldogs, Dachshunds, Dalmatians, Foxhounds, Frenchies, Greyhounds, Pointers, Rat Terriers, Ridgebacks, Rottweilers, Vizslas, Weimaraners, and Whippets to name a few.
- Dogs that have sensitive skin and need shampoo made with naturally derived ingredients.
- Dog owners that prefer to buy from companies that are Made in the USA.
- Dog owners that prefer to buy products that groomers trust and use.
Those looking for shampoo for long coat dogs (although there’s a PerfectFur shampoo for them, too) or those that don’t care if their shampoo has parabens and dyes.
Where to Buy:
You can buy TropiClean PerfectFur™ at your nearest Petco or online on Amazon.
What Makes These Features Stand Out?
Doesn’t Trigger Allergy Break Outs
Maggie has suffered from allergies and hives in the past. Orbit has suffered from yeast. I am extremely particular as to the products I use on them because allergy reactions can be difficult to recover from.
Thankfully they have been rash free for the most part this year partly because I only use products that are good for their skin and coat.
Maggie and Orbit cuddle with us on the sofa and sleep in our bed. When they shed their hair pokes at your skin especially if we’re lying on it.
Even though they are light shedders I like to brush them gently once a week.
With TropiClean® PerfectFur™ shampoo their follicles are strengthened and shedding is minimized.
I myself have switched my own hair products from the harsh detergent-style shampoos. I can tell when a product is “clean”.
This shampoo is not super sudsy and doesn’t feel like detergent when I’m washing my two. Mind you we are extremely active. We hike and go to the beach every day and it includes an area over dirt fields as well as sand.
Needless to say my two are little dirt balls of fur.
I appreciated that TropiClean® PerfectFur™ is gentle on their skin and coat while still getting them clean.
I love the natural scent of this shampoo. It’s a cross between a fruit and flower. Makes you want to snuggle even longer.
I was caught off guard by how soft they were after they had dried from their bath. I could not stop petting them and they didn’t seem to mind one bit.
Not Sure If This Shampoo Is For You?
TropiClean has a “Fur Finder” to help you find your dog’s perfect match.
Simply go to “Fur Finder” to take the short 1-4 question quiz.
The Bottom Line
If you want a quality shampoo made with naturally derived ingredients to help strengthen your dog’s coat to reduce shedding while restoring luster and shine, then TropiClean® PerfectFur™ Smooth Coat formula is a great shampoo for your dog!