“RASPUTITSA” IS THE WORD used in Eastern Europe, and in Alaska they call it “breakup”: It’s that soggy few weeks of late spring when low-riding Corgis and big-digging Malamutes always come home a muddy mess. This year, push rinse-free formulas for dogs that need regular spot checks and foaming cleansers for head-to-toe freshness.
Natural Shampoo Bar
KEY FEATURES: Freshly ground neem bark works as an exfoliant, getting dirty dogs extra clean and helping to alleviate common skin conditions.
SALES TIP: The bar lasts longer than liquids and prevents fumbling with shampoo bottles.
wondercide.com, (877) 896-7426
Squeaky Clean Kit for Pets
KEY FEATURES: This cleansing combination pack includes a pH-balanced citrus shampoo and an alcohol-free solution to clean itchy, irritated ears.
SALES TIP: This all-in-one purchase covers dogs from head to tail.
oxyfresh.com, (800) 333-7374
KEY FEATURES: This towel has a collar with Velcro fastener plus two hand pockets for more control when drying.
SALES TIP: Super soaker — this terry fiber towel is 50 percent more absorbent than cotton.
talltailsdog.com, (937) 222-2132
Oatmeal Honey Shampoo
KEY FEATURES: Ultra-fine colloidal oatmeal combines with honey extract to calm irritated skin while providing superior moisture, luster and shine.
SALES TIP: A long-lasting lather with long-lasting effects, and the creamy vanilla and honey keeps fur smelling good for days.
petology.net, (386) 672-1872
Shed Control Shampoo
Pura Naturals Pet
KEY FEATURES: Sweet orange, coconut oil and omega-3 fatty acids moisturize and improve skin, and freshen coats.
SALES TIP: Reduce shedding, dander and allergens with this wash, and add on the sister Shed Control conditioner for shine.
puranaturalspet.com, (844) 698-4367
2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner
KEY FEATURES: A wash-and-go shampoo and conditioner naturally rinses unwanted odors and grime, leaving a subtle fragrance behind.
SALES TIP: The bottle has an easy pump top, and the two-in-1 formula means baths take half the time.
drsniff.com, (561) 901-5341
Oatmeal Waterless Foam Shampoo
John Paul Pet
KEY FEATURES: The special formula helps water grab the oil and dirt so they can be brushed out of the coat without rinsing.
SALES TIP: Sell it for senior pets struggling to get into the tub, and for spot cleaning dogs that love rolling in goose poop.
Flea and Tick Body Wash and Leave-In Treatment
KEY FEATURES: Repel fleas and ticks with cedarwood and sandalwood in this organic shampoo and leave-in treatment combo.
SALES TIP: Straight A: anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and antifungal.
spinaorganics.com, (310) 713-3223
$24 body wash; $16 leave-in
Conditioning Tea Tree Oil Shampoo
KEY FEATURES: A highly concentrated formula using all-natural ingredients like tea tree oils and designed to help with a variety of skin conditions. It works for all animals.
SALES TIP: Great testimonials — this shampoo has been used throughout the veterinary market for years; now it’s in the retail space.
healerspetcare.com, (800) 924-7036