This is the first shampoo I bought for my first peke. All ingredients are natural, 100% biodegradable and extra gentle. His skin is very sensitive. He gets redness so easily so I wanted an extra gentle shampoo. Pekingese can be shampooed as needed however I learned the hard way that “as needed” isn’t the best. He lost a lot of his double coat. “As needed” can be done for paws and belly. For the coat, daily brushing is the best, and shampoo once every two months or so is more than enough.