Review: Animology

We have previously reviewed three Animology shampoos; Fox Poo, White Wash and Hair of the Dog and it would be safe to say that we are big fans so, when we were announced as the winners of their Instagram competition we were excited to try out some of their other products! Our prizes consisted of a tube of Fox Poo shampoo, a tube of Dogs Body shampoo, a bottle of Dirty Dawg no rinse shampoo spray and a bottle of Stink Bomb refreshing dog spray.

As our regular readers, or anyone that follows us on Facebook or Instagram, will know we LOVE Animology’s Fox Poo shampoo. Mum doesn’t appreciate the aroma of l’eau du fox poo as much as me, weird I know, and since we have a fox living under the deck in our garden it is essential that we are always fully stocked with Fox Poo shampoo. It is the only shampoo that we have tried that completely gets rid of the smell and your humans can wash any accessories you might have impregnated with the delightful stench with it too to make them smell good as new. Although the shampoo is called Fox Poo it can also be used to remove poo from other animals or other unwanted smells!

As Rhapsody does not have the same affinity for Fox Poo as me, it was her job to try out our new Dogs Body shampoo. We had not tried this one before so we were keen to see if it stood up to the high expectation we have for Animology products. This shampoo is suitable for every dog, it has a mild yet deep cleaning action that removes dirt and odour without stripping essential oils from our gorgeous coats. Its built in conditioner reduced the time spent in the tub (always a plus) and, along with the Pro-Vitamin B5, help improve the health, strength and condition of our hair. We were impressed, as usual, with this shampoo from Animology. Rhapsody’s coat was as soft and fluffy as a cloud and she got lots of compliments about her condition at the show we went to the day after we used it!

Next up we have Animology Stink Bomb refreshing dog spray. We have a selection of doggy sprays but most of them struggle to cover the more delightful smells that we manage to acquire. This spray is an absolute life saver, according to Mum, when we are naughty puppies and decide to get all stinky when we are out and about. Stink Bomb came to the rescue recently at a show when we decided to go for a little swim in a stagnant lake before the show had even started! The spray does not have an overpowering smell but it covers odours well until we have time to have a bath. The spray is also enriched with the same conditioner and Pro-Vitamin B5 that is in their shampoos so it is also great for our coats!

Finally, and possible most excitingly, we tested Animology’s Dirty Dawg no rinse dog shampoo. Mum has been on the look out for a good no rinse shampoo for a while. She does not always have time to bath us before events and apparently we have a nasty habit of getting mucky and just the wrong moment so we were super excited to try Dirty Dawg. Well Mum was. We weren’t convinced but less time in the tub sounded good to me! According to the Animology website Dirty Dawg is most useful as a ‘spot’ cleaner. The spray effectively loosens dirt, allowing it to be easily agitated and groomed/rubbed out of our coats without the need for a bath. It is also infused with Animology’s ‘Signature’ scent which leaves us smelling fresh and clean! We used this the day before our trip to Paws in the Park  and had lots of people asking if we’d just been bathed because we smelt so good and felt so soft! Unfortunely Mum noticed that after we had used this spray we were both a little itchy and were scratching constantly (she thought we had fleas again!). Not sure what is was exactly but after a bath we were back to normal. Maybe we’ll stick to normal shampoo in the future! 

Both shampoos retail at £5.50 per 500ml tube, you can find them on the Animology website here. Both sprays also retail at £5.50 for 250ml bottle and can be found here. Although the price may seem high for dog shampoo (Mum doesn’t even spend that much on hers!), the quality of Animology, especially their Fox Poo shampoo makes it totally worth it. Animology also do great offers when they attend shows, so look out for them attending one near you, and they run regular competitions on their social media pages! Get over there and get involved for a chance to win free Animology products!

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