Monday, December 08, 2008

Extreme Neem

Hi, my name is Bogart. I am an Airedale Terrier. I have dry, itchy, flaky skin and hot spots.

Ok, that's not me that's my feline sister Sekhmet, and she is checking out some products that mama just ordered. My skin is soooo itchy and flaky, she did a lot of research to try to find out something that was natural and that worked... she was open to pretty much anything except nasty chemicals. And she thinks she may be on to something...

Neem oil has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for all sorts of skin issues, including mine! It naturally repels insects as well as soothes unhappy skin. Sounds like just what I need. So she went whole hog and ordered a special shampoo (made for pets), a soothing salve, and a bar of special soap. Sounds great mama...

Oh crap. That means I have to get showered doesn't it?

H-e-l-p M-e-e-e-e-e-e-e

I mean, it's nice to be washed inside rather than tied up outside and get squirted with the hose and all, but daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad...

Dogs, I'm taking one for the team for all of you this time. I just hope that it's appreciated!!!

This is taking an awfully long time... what's that mama? The shampoo is thin so it can sink down into the skin rather than just sliding off and it needs to sit on my skin for 5 minutes? Damn...

So I'm thinking that you all will have to feel comfortable being in the tub (or as mama suggests, you have a tub with doors) so that you can stay while the shampoo does it's work.

I kept trying to escape but to no avail - with dad inside and mama running defense, I'm stuck.

How much longer - am I done yet???

Ah, sweet freedom - time to run around outside and do a little Aire Drying. Perhaps Mingo will understand all that I've been through...

Now it's time for some salve. Mama spread it all over my back, directly on my dry skin. It feels really good, mama is surprised at how I stand still until she's finished.

The salve is really interesting, and smells nice (so does the shampoo and the soap, by the way). All natural, and none of these items were tested on animals. The Salve is almost a solid, but when mama put her finger on it it kind of melts into an oil. So far, so good.

If any dogs are interested in these products I will happily give you the website that I ordered from privately. Drop me an email ( As of right now, since I have only used this today, I cannot give a full report on the product's efficacy and would not want to recommend something that I cannot completely stand behind!

That being said, mama says that my fuzz looks fantastic and shiny, and I smell awesome. My skin looks good so far, but it's too soon to tell if this will be the super product that she hopes it will! We both promise to keep you updated as to how it goes.



Chez Bogart

To Aire is Divine


Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Ooh...the shampoo and salve sounds awesome! I don't think I have flaky skin, but I do itch from time to time...maybe I should get Mom to check out if they have it here in Malaysia. Let us know your updates on the products! *grins*


Cassidy said...

Mummy says she has heard lots of good things about Neem products, so paws crossed it will make you feel a lot less itchy!

Cassidy x

Noah the Airedale said...

Bogie, it's good to know there is a good product out there for dogs. Please let us know if it helps. Willow doesn't have flaky skin but she does get ichy now and again. B gives her a zinc tablet once a day for about 2 weeks until she's better and this seems to help for quite a while. We're interested in the Neem products so we'll drop you an email.


Maggie and Mitch said...

We hope it works for you and makes you less itchy, Bogie! Keep us updated!
Those are mighty cute pictures of you in the shower!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Faya said...

Oh nooooo poor Bogie.....I cannot watch this, it is terrible... A BATH ! How could they do this to you ?
Kisses, Faya

Stella said...


Please kissie your mama all over her face for taking such good care of her furson. I hope Mr. Al Urgee scamps off somewhere else or into the atmosphere!

I like your hot hot hot shower curtain. Leave it to you to express your spiciness even in your bathroom decor.

By the way, the Cuzosaur from Down Under is mighty fine. Opy and Charlie are some good goobers!

Goobery love & kissies,
Stella Bean Latifah

Doctor Dre said...

hey big B. how's your itchy skin? it snow very heavy in idaho now. how are your parents? me want to drink your dad's beer!