Concentrated Shampoo vs Diluted Shampoo

The Frequently Asked Question

Why do you dilute the shampoo? Is it necessary? Is diluted shampoo easy to use compared to concentrated ones?

We have been diluting shampoo since our groomer starts attending grooming lessons. And owners have been asking about diluting the shampoo and what’s the ratio. And we decided to write this entry to share our own experience about diluting your fur baby’s shampoo.

Concentrated Shampoo

When we mentioned concentrated shampoo, we meant using the shampoo out from the bottle directly onto your pet. This has always been the way most pet owners shower their fur babies. However, not many know that concentrated shampoo may be harsh on their pet’s delicate skin.

Diluted Shampoo

By diluting your pet’s shampoo, it is mild enough to come in contact with your pet’s skin. Cats and dogs have a thinner skin compared to us humans. Thus, the sensitivity of the skin is much higher. With harsh chemicals or ingredients, it may trigger rashes or allergy reaction. Diluting shampoo reduces all of these risks.

If your pet is on medicated shampoo, we advise you to dilute the shampoo as the ingredient used can be a little harsh on their skin. Which may cause your pet’s skin to dry out instead of moisturizing. P.S. It all depends on the individual, not all pet reacts the same way.

Diluted shampoo also helps you use less yet able to give your pet a nice lather which cleans the skin thoroughly. In a way, you save your shampoo by a lot.

How To Dilute Your Pet’s Shampoo

Things to prepare:

  • mixing bottle or a pail (depending on which you prefer)
  • your pet’s shampoo
  • water
  • marbles (if you’re using mixing bottle. 2 pieces will be enough.)

Step 1: Place the marbles in the mixing bottle, add water and shampoo. Roughly around 1:10 ratio. If you’re using a pail, add the shampoo in it then water. Usually, the gushing of the water helps to mix and dilute the shampoo.

Step 2: If you’re using mixing bottle, shake well. The marbles will help with the mixing.

Step 3: After you’ve soaked your pet’s coat, use the diluted shampoo to lather its coat. Rinse well after lather and dry your pet.