In 2013, I introduced you to a great product called the Anti Allergen Laundry Detergent by The Ecology Works. Just a few days ago, I also introduced you to the awesome hospital-grade disinfectant called Vital Oxide. Today, I am lucky enough to be reviewing another product from The Ecology Works: The Anti-Allergen Pet Shampoo. In case you forgot what The Ecology Works and their products were all about, here is a snippet of one of my past reviews:
The Ecology Works has been devoted to helping people stay allergy free since 1995. They are proud to offer earth friendly, plant-based solutions to tackle dustmite allergies, allergies in general, and disinfection as a whole. They make a wide range of effective products that can control the symptoms associated with allergies, such as asthma and other breathing problems. They offer something for virtually every environment, from school to work to the household. The Ecology Works is Medinex certified and has the Green America Approval.
Here are some of the products that The Ecology Works has to offer:
- DustMiteX Ready To Use Liquid - This EPA registered product is colorless, odorless and will not harm water-safe fabrics. The Dust Mite and Flea Control powder works together with The Ecology Works® Anti Allergen Solution to first kill the dust mites and second to denature the allergens they produce. Our newest product in The Ecology Works® is a ready-to-use Liquid, Dust Mite and Flea Control called DustMitex.
- DustMiteX Powder - The Ecology Works® DustMite and Flea Control is a specially formulated borate compound that mixes easily in water and provides long lasting control over dust mites. Boron is a natural element that is essential for healthy plant growth and aids in the assimilation of calcium in the human body. Borates have a long history of use in insect control, and are effective against fleas, termites, cock-roaches and ants.
- Anti-Allergy Solution - The effectiveness of Ecology Works Anti-Allergen Solution has been confirmed in both independent laboratory analysis and in field tests by private and government sponsored studies. The results showed very effective reduction of allergens from dust mite, dog and cat dander and cockroach. The Anti-Allergen Solution is a great for removing dog and cat dander, giving immediate relief to people allergic to pet dander allowing them to spend time with their pets.
- Vital Oxide Disinfectant - Kill 99.9% Bacteria and Remove Mold! Kill MRSA, Norovirus, Salmonella, E coli. and other bacteria. Powerful Mold and Mildew Eliminator. EPA Registered in all 50 states.
The Ecology Works Anti-Allergen Pet Shampoo is great for small animals, cats, or dogs, so it is a very versatile product. I was lucky enough to receive one 16 oz. bottle for the purpose of this review. The Anti-Allergen Pet Shampoo contains a natural and hypoallergenic formula which is safe and gentle for pets as well as humans. It was designed to help alleviate pet dander (caused by dust mites), which can pose as an allergen to people, and can also irritate your pet.
The Anti-Allergen Pet Shampoo not only neutralizes allergens -- it also relieves symptoms of skin issues, such as excessive scratching, from your pet. The plant-based formula can soothe and calm your pet's sensitive skin, while also providing a clean, shiny, and healthy coat. Unlike some other brands of anti-allergen pet shampoo, this one is not lacking fragrance, and can help to not only mask, but also to eliminate odors. The Anti-Allergen Pet Shampoo contains a sustained-release deodorizing component which can effectively maintain freshness in between bath time. While this shampoo fights allergens, it also helps to rid pets of fleas and ticks. This is a safe, non-chemical way to bring these issues under control. Many flea and tick-killing sprays and liquid medications may eliminate fleas/ticks, but at the expense of irritating your pet's skin and exposing them to unnecessary chemicals.
The Ecology Works Anti-Allergen Pet Shampoo has a 100% biodegradable, plant and mineral-based formula. It contains the following ingredients:
Deionized water, plant and mineral based non-ionic surfactants, anti-allergen additive, aloe vera, yucca, neem tree extract.
The Anti-Allergen Pet Shampoo is simple to use; all you have to do is wet your pet down thoroughly and apply the shampoo, lathering and working it into your pet's coat. Leave the shampoo to sit for a minute or two and then rinse. You can towel or air dry your pet; The Ecology Works suggests adding their DustMite and Flea Control solution to your pet's bedding or areas of the house that they enjoy to further rid of potential allergens.
Right now, you can purchase The Ecology Works Anti-Allergen Pet Shampoo from The Ecology works website, here, for just $10.95 (16 oz. bottle, as shown above). You can also purchase the "Pet Lover's Special", which includes one 16 oz. bottle of the Anti-Allergen Pet Shampoo, as well as an 8 oz. Dustmite and Flea Control Bag. All orders totaling $100 or more will receive free shipping.
As you have seen in previous posts, my Dachshund mix, Lulu, has quite the array of skin issues. Most recently, she started to pull her fur out around her tail, and she consistently bites her paws to the point of redness and bleeding. She has redness and hot spots on her belly as well. Many products that we are using are helping to bring this under control, but we were lacking in the shampoo/conditioner department. We were excited to review the Anti-Allergen Pet Shampoo not because WE are allergic to pet dander, but because we wanted to see if this shampoo could help ease some of her itching. We know that she has non-specific allergies, which makes it hard to figure out exactly what might be causing her outbursts of itching. I found one flea on her about a week ago, but I haven't seen one since, and I have been meticulously checking.
Luckily, we had the Ecology Works' Anti-Allergen Pet Shampoo to target any potential fleas. Since we gave her a bath, I haven't seen any more, so this may have helped with population control. Our favorite thing about the Anti-Allergen Pet Shampoo was the smell, and how fresh and clean it made Lulu. She was very soft and healthy looking after she was done with her bath. It lathered up nicely and did not seem to exacerbate her condition by irritating her sensitive skin. I cannot speak for its ability to relieve pet dander since I don't suffer from pet allergies myself. While I think it may have helped with the fleas, I do not think that it helped relieve her itching. One problem is that I think different formulas target specific allergens more than others, and we just don't know what is causing hers. We will still continue to use this shampoo in the future, for flea prevention and just to help Lulu get fresh and clean.
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