So about 4 months ago, a brand called Dr Zoo kindly agreed to send us some of their products to try, test and review. We had high hopes and were very very excited to try their brand for a few reasons…
Firstly, they use completely natural ingredients with no harsh chemicals and other nasties which may affect your pets skin. They are also a homegrown Australian brand (which is a hard thing to find sometimes). And lastly, they market quality products at affordable prices!
We ended up working in collaboration with them to create a fun filled video which showed you how to create your very own pet pamper evening, it was so much fun!
In the video I raved about their products and how much I loved them and also about how much they actually worked for the sheep.
So as it’s been a couple of months since I first tried them, I thought I would give you all an update on what I think of the products after having used them for a while now.
Itchy Dog Shampoo
For years the dogs and I had been on the hunt for a shampoo which did a thorough job of cleaning the dogs fur, but was also forgiving on their irritable skin.
I seriously think we had tried about 25 different shampoos, some recommended by vets, others by websites, friends and companies, but none managed to stop the dogs itchy skin. That was until we discovered Dr Zoo’s Itchy Dog Shampoo, and all I can say is holy schnitzel this stuff works!
The shampoo contains ingredients such as Aloe Vera and Colloidal Rice Bran which assist in helping soothe and calm the skin. Now because my pooches are of a breed which is extremely prone to skin allergies, ensuring I use products which are going to do good for their skin is my top priority, and this means using products with natural, soothing ingredients in them, and this is exactly what Dr Zoo does!
The Itchy Dog Shampoo is definitely our favourite, and we are already onto our second bottle!
Retails at $18.50 AUD.
Itchy Dog Conditioner
This conditioner is the next big thing! It works best in conjunction with the shampoo!
Now I had never really considered using a conditioner for my dogs before, not really sure why, just hadn’t. But since Dr Zoo sent it to us, it has become a new part of our wash routine and we love it!
It really helps to soften and smooth the coat, plus it adds a fresh scent.
Dr Zoo states that “Many hair conditioner products contain silicone based ingredients that can coat the hair for a synthetic conditioned feeling, but can build up on the hair over time.”
Their conditioner contains Jojoba Oil which helps to moisturise the skin and make the coat silky, which it sure does! Not much else to say about this one, just that I love it a lot!
Retails at $18.50 AUD
Tame the Mane Grooming Cream
Tame the Mane Grooming Cream is basically a leave in conditioner for dogs. When I tried it for the first time I instantly fell in love! It smells of coconut and leaves your dogs fur soft, shiny and surprisingly, tamed.
Zac being the boofy boy he is, has the dog equivalent of an afro. At times his hair can be so frizzy, curly and out of control I’ve wanted to attack it with a straightening iron (I haven’t yet lol). But now, after every wash I use our Tame the Mane cream on his damp hair, let it air dry, and the results are epic! His hair isn’t frizzy or sticky outie or crazy curly or even afro like, it’s just tame.
The cream contains Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil and Pro-Vitamin B5 for a natural shiny coat and we love it!
Retails at $14.95 AUD
Zinc Free Sun Cream
Dr Zoo’s Zinc Free Suncream is definitely a must have for any pet which is prone to sunburn or just enjoys lazing around in the sun!
Although targeted towards pets with lightly coloured ears and noses, thin or missing fur and the famous sunbathers, this suncream is perfect for all pets. Now the super cool thing about this suncream and what sets it apart from others is that it is zinc free!
What some may not know is that zinc can be toxic to pets when consumed or absorbed in large quantities. Zinc is used in sun creams because it helps protect the skin from the sun; so because zinc is toxic to pets, Dr Zoo swapped it out for Titanium Dioxide (an alternative to zinc).
We enjoy using the suncream; it comes with us on holiday, for a walk, to the beach, on our adventures and also gets used on a daily sun tanning basis.
It works great and is a healthier option!
Retails at $19.50 AUD
Irritable Skin Cream
This cream is an absolute lifesaver! It’s perfect for on-the-go treatment or just little daily touch ups for those nasty itchy patches our pets sometimes get.
Sometimes I’ll notice that the sheep have a certain patch of skin which is really bothering them, but they aren’t in need of a bath. This is where the Irritable Skin Cream comes in handy!
Just apply a small amount (10c coin size) to the palm of your hands and gently work onto the irritated skin! And voila, you and your pet should see an improvement in no time!
Now the secret to this cream is that it contains edible oils and other soothing ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Chamomile and Centella Asiatica which all work together to calm the skin.
Once again it contains completely natural ingredients so its safe for irritated skin, and its perfect to take with you anywhere for little touch ups! Love this one a lot!!
Retails at $18.50 AUD
Crusty Nose Itchy Toes Balm
This product is just the cutest! I pop it in my bag whenever the dogs and I go out somewhere because you never know when your pooch might get a dry nose or some itchy toes!
As I said in the video, I received this product at the perfect time because Zac had just cracked his paw really bad. I started using it topically onto his paw and within a week it was almost fully healed!
This product is great because it moisturises the paws and nose and helps to keep them from cracking and drying out, and then getting itchy. And what’s better, you need the tiniest bit so it’ll last you a lifetime!
Since the video went up a couple of months ago, our love for this product has continued to grow! It’s now Autumn here in Australia which means the weathers getting colder and skin can start to get dry and cracked. So to make sure I’m always prepared, this never leaves my bag!
Seriously think this is my favourite product (apart from the shampoo, obviously!).
Retails at $17.95 AUD
So my thoughts for the Dr Zoo brand and their products after having known and used them for several months now is that they are a great team which do such amazing work to help pets all around the world! I am very proud to have worked with them and learnt some valuable knowledge involving my pets and their skincare. We will definitely be re-ordering from them (that shampoo is the best!), and we hope you guys enjoy them!
You can check out Dr Zoo at http://drzoo.com.au/
Lots of love
Zac, Lucy and Laura xx