Lye-based shampoo bars were a popular topic of conversation on every other group/forum I had been on since I first joined a forum in 2004. Imagine my surprise and dismay when I was pilloried unmercifully
(albeit, by well-intentioned SMF members) for broaching the topic.
Eventually, those members came to accept the fact that they were an option for those of us who wanted to avoid detergents, synthetics and chemicals.
If you Google "All Natural Dog Shampoo"
you will be amazed at the number of options available! There are also "holistic vets" that approve their use
! Up until now, I had no idea! I am SO grateful to @CreativeWeirdo
for starting this thread. I learned something today! Knowing there are options will help me to help others moving forward.
If I had a dog, I would treat him just like any other member of the family and find a dog shampoo that worked for him and duplicate it.