We purchased special dog shampoo for Honey because she always has itchy skin and thought it would help her. She doesn't scratch so much now but still loves that rubbin's. She loses hair all the time but because her hair is so short it's not as noticable as Shadow, our first dog's long black hair. With no carpets it would all move to the edges of a room and looked terrible. I don't know how she could lose that much hair all the time and never show it on her body.