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    04-04-2011, 09:48 PM
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Foal
Question Suggestions for mare who is allergic to most detanglers

The title just about says it all. My mare breaks out in horrible welts with most equine detanglers I've used. I've been fortunate to get sample sizes of many so I wasn't out much, and I could pass it along to someone who really could use it.

I have been able to use cheap children's no-tears detangler from the dollar store with some success to her skin, but it just didn't work as great for her mane or tail (especially not for her tail). The main ingredient in all of the ones that did not work was silicone. I'm guessing this is what she is allergic to.

I'm wondering if there is anyone out there who has had experience with this same problem and has a suggestion for a product geared towards this. I appreciate all of your suggestions ahead of time.
     
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    04-04-2011, 09:54 PM
  #2
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I don't think Cowboy Magic detangler has silicone... Have you tried that? :)
     
    04-04-2011, 10:09 PM
  #3
Foal
I have not. After trying so many, I looked at the rest and kinda gave up. I looked online for the ingredients (which I totally could have done with everything else I suppose) and here is what they have:

ALLERGY TESTED AND DERMATOLOGIST REVIEWED
Ingredients: Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Silk, Ethylhexy Methoxycinnamate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance.


It indeed does not say silicone. I may just try it. Although I'm a little shy of spending more to find that a differently named "icone" gives her welts as well. Thank you for the suggestion.
     
    04-04-2011, 10:17 PM
  #4
Super Moderator
You're welcome! Hopefully it works for you and her. It's a really nice product.
And I totally know how you feel about feeling a little nervous trying things, my cat is severely allergic to fish and it's pretty much the hardest thing ever to find reasonably priced fishless cat food. But I'm making it work. Anything for our pets! :)
     
    04-04-2011, 10:41 PM
  #5
Trained
You should give something like The Coat Handler coat moisturizer/brush out spray...(yes, it's a dog product), but I use it on pretty much every dog I groom, even dogs with skin allergies, and they have no issues with it...it dilutes, so it goes further, and is usually even more mild on the skin and coat, as well. It has no silicone, or lanolin...
     
    04-05-2011, 12:17 AM
  #6
Foal
Wallaby, I agree. Anything for our pets!

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Originally Posted by mom2pride    
You should give something like The Coat Handler coat moisturizer/brush out spray...(yes, it's a dog product), but I use it on pretty much every dog I groom, even dogs with skin allergies, and they have no issues with it...it dilutes, so it goes further, and is usually even more mild on the skin and coat, as well. It has no silicone, or lanolin...
That sounds great! I will have to look for some. Thank you!
     
    04-05-2011, 12:35 AM
  #7
Trained
Look for it online, as it will be way cheaper than any pet supply store; groomer's choice is one of my favorites, but pet edge is really good too.
     
    04-05-2011, 10:22 PM
  #8
Trained
I read somewhere that you can use corn starch to detangle a tail. Since it's a solid and not a liquid, maybe less chance of a reaction?
     

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