We want the best for our pets. Sometimes, the best comes with a hefty price tag. It helps when a product offers high-quality ingredients at an affordable price. Trial and error are okay for some things, but reviews come to the rescue when your pet is the test subject! Today, we are reviewing Tropiclean’s Dog Shampoo.
How do we feel about this shampoo? We give it two paws up! This shampoo is affordable, smells great, and is very gentle on dog skin. The bottle comes in a larger quantity than standard animal shampoo bottle sizes and contains no soap, parabens, or dyes. It’s even pH-balanced.
Tropiclean manufactures its shampoo in the US, a plus for some people. Some of the ingredients are internationally sourced, though. This may not be your product if you’re looking for a 100% North American-made dog shampoo.
But if you’re looking for an easy-to-use product that cleanses your dog, has good ingredients, and cares for the environment, keep reading.
Tropiclean Dog Shampoo – A Quick Look
|Cleanses, moisturizes, and conditions
|Purified water, coconut cleanser, sodium chloride, colloidal oatmeal, hydrolyzed wheat protein, papaya extract, kiwi extract
|20 fl. oz
|Flip + twist-off bottle cap
|Made in the USA:
|Yes, but some ingredients may come from international sources
The first three ingredients are purified water, mild coconut cleanser, and sodium chloride (salt). Coconut cleansers are popular in dog and cat shampoos. Usually, this ingredient is cocamidopropyl betaine or lauryl glucoside, both derived from coconut oil.
The next two ingredients are colloidal oatmeal and hydrolyzed wheat protein. Colloidal oatmeal is a finely-ground oatmeal powder that’s dissolved in water. Hydrolyzed wheat protein comes from wheat germ. It’s water-soluble and can pass through the hair follicle for hydration and strengthening. Many pet products have this ingredient.
The final ingredients are a blend of papaya extract, kiwi extract, mango extract, pomegranate extract, yucca extract, chamomile extract, and aloe vera extract.
The remaining 0.7% of ingredients are vitamin E, a fragrance, and a preservative. Unfortunately, we don’t know what the fragrance or preservative is. Only 70% of the ingredients are organic, so if you’re looking for something that is 100% organic, you’ll want to keep searching.
These are great ingredients for the price, though. The downside is not knowing what the fragrance and preservative are.
Large Bottle Quantity
Usually, pet shampoos come in a 16 fl. oz bottle, but Tropiclean’s shampoos come in a 20 fl. oz bottle. The price for this shampoo is good enough for a 16 fl. oz bottle. However, Tropiclean graciously gives you more product with a longer shelf life of 2 years. This is a huge plus since some dogs require more shampoo, like larger-sized breeds or dogs with thick coats, but some require less, meaning that you won’t go through the shampoo as quickly. This shampoo gives large dog owners an advantage as far as how much you get for the price.
Tropiclean tries to set a good example for pet products. Their shampoo is cruelty-free, meaning that none of their ingredients, formulations, or final products were tested on lab animals before selling. Plus, half the plastic bottle is made from recycled materials! It’s manufactured in the US, but some ingredients are internationally sourced.
The biggest downside to this product is the packaging. This could be because 50% of the bottle comes from recycled materials. Sometimes products manufactured this way prove inadequacy with packing. It’s not just through shipping, either. The bottle cap isn’t very reliable, so you may have to keep the bottle in a Ziploc bag.
Frequent Asked Questions
Is this tearless shampoo?
What is the dilution ratio?
No dilution ratio.
Does this shampoo kill or repel fleas and ticks?
Is this shampoo safe to use on other species?
This product is intended for use on dogs and cats only.
Will this shampoo help with dandruff?
This product helps hydrate your pet’s coat and skin, which may help with dandruff.
Is this shampoo gluten-free?
What’s the shelf life?
What the Users Say
So, what’s the verdict for other dog owners? Dog owners love this shampoo. Tropiclean’s dog shampoo smells great in the bottle, but the scent doesn’t last long on the dog. For some, it’s just another shampoo. But most dog owners describe the smell as lovely before and after bath time.
Dog owners also appreciate that their dog doesn’t feel greasy after using this shampoo. Pet shampoos marketed toward animals with dry skin often leave a slippery texture after bath time. Sometimes this is from lack of rinsing, but other times it’s the shampoo. Too much oil, maybe? With Tropiclean’s shampoo, oily fur doesn’t seem to be an issue.
Many reviewers received the bottle broken and leaking, which is the worst part of this shampoo. There would be a few more two-star ratings if it wasn’t for fast refunds. The product itself works great, and most reviewers who have left bad reviews agree. It’s just the packaging.
Let’s do a quick recap. Today we reviewed Tropiclean’s dog shampoo. The ingredients in this shampoo are lovely. Most of it is plant-based and organic, but we don’t know what the fragrance or preservative ingredients are. You get a large bottle quantity for an affordable price, and the company strives for environmental responsibility.
The biggest downfall is the packaging. You either risk a broken product upon arrival or deal with a faulty bottle cap until you run out. Overall, it’s a great product! Once they fix the issue with packaging, it’ll be even better.