Have a Dog or Cat which dislikes water? Or just don't want to get them wet this time of year as they take too long to dry? Well, there's a shampoo available which doesn't require water!
Rufus & Coco Water Free Wash is a professionally formulated dry grooming powder, suitable for all pets, especially those that dislike water. It contains natural ingredients to:
· Neutralise odour in the coat leaving it with a fresh scent
· Clean by absorbing natural oils and dirt
· Prevent static
· Add volume and body to the coat
· Save time and avoid washing in cold weather
How to wash without water: first, get your little mate in a spot where it is okay if they shake. Now apply some Rufus & Coco Water Free Wash to a few different areas of the coat, and massage it in for a few minutes. Then simply brush or blow dry out the excess powder. Do this whenever they need a quick wash without water.
Ingredients: Calcium Carbonate – Neutralises acids and oils in the coat. This common substance is the main component of shells of marine organisms, snails, pearls, and eggshells.
Sodium Bicarbonate – Better known as baking soda, has been used as a cleansing and deodorising agent since Ancient Egypt.
Cornstarch – Absorbs oils and odours in the coat, the ground endosperm of the corn kernel.
Hypoallergenic fragrance - Where many fragrances (including those with natural ingredients) may cause allergic reactions in sensitive pets, our specially formulated fresh scent is allergen free and designed by perfumerers with the concept of the Australian backyard in mind, so it is far less likely to cause a reaction.
It is also what Rufus & Coco Water Free Wash does not contain that makes it better.
Rufus & Coco doesn’tcontain the following harmful ingredients:
Talcum Powder Powdered magnesium silicate is an astringent substance that absorbs moisture. It can cause dryness, scaliness and flaking in normal healthy skin.
Importantly, studies have shown that prolonged inhalation of talcum powder leads to inflammation of the lungs, which may lead to lung cancer.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) Sulfate is a harsh (caustic) detergent that can damage the outer layer of the skin causing dryness, roughness, scaliness, fissuring, loss of flexibility and reduction of the barrier functions of normal healthy skin. SLS is an ester of Sulphuric acid
Parabens The use of mixtures of parabens allows the use of lower levels of other ingredients while increasing preservative activity. Parabens are esters of p-hydroxybenzoic acid.
Ethyoxylates These non-ionic surfactants or detergents may be toxic to animals, ecosystems and humans, and can increase the diffusion of other environmental contaminants.
Soap The alkaline nature of common soaps makes them too harsh on animals, whose skin has a higher pH than that of humans. Soap is also toxic if ingested.
FAQ's: Q: Why is using soap in washes a bad idea?
A: Because using soap in an animal's wash will affect their skin as their acid layer of their skin will be disrupted. This can create an environment where bacteria, parasites, and viruses can breed and out of control! Unknowingly, many pet owners may repeat washing of their animals because of the smell caused by a proliferation of bacteria, making the problem worse as the skin's acid layer (pH level) becomes more imbalanced. Additionally, if the shampoo makes the skin feel dry, your animal will scratch at its skin, creating abrasions for bacteria to invade. It quickly becomes a vicious cycle.
None of the Rufus & Coco washes (shampoos) contain soap. Rufus & Coco products use a natural base and formulation specifically designed to the average pH of pets. Consider that the normal range of skin pH levels for humans is 5.2 to 6.2, which means it tends to be on the acidic side, whereas the pH levels for dogs and cats range from 5.5 to 7.5, tending toward a more alkaline concentration.
Hence we never recommend using human shampoos on pets and we eliminate the soap all together in our washes. Many humans choose soap free alternatives too for the same reason!
It is also worth noting that Rufus & Coco washes also contain a hypoallergenic fresh scent.