Dogs: soap or shampoo?

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Dogs: soap or shampoo?

Post by Tom » Sun May 01, 2005 12:33 am

Does anyone know which is most mild (safest) for a dog. Is it a normal pure bar of soap (like Sunlight) or is it dog's shampoo?

I don't need anything strong or anything to do with removing smell, just something I can use for frequent daily baths.

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Re: Dogs: soap or shampoo?

Post by critters » Sun May 01, 2005 4:28 am

ANY soap or shampoo is very drying and can be irritating to the skin; I'd skip either one unless I had to. I'd also limit the bathing to what's necessary; say, frequent butt baths, but leaving the total bath for once a week or 2.

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Re: Dogs: soap or shampoo?

Post by GabrielDeafBlindPupFamily » Sun May 01, 2005 6:39 am

A dog's PH is different than ours. Use a dog shampoo. I use Sensitive Issue Puppy Shampoo Tearless (because we hate to see puppies cry) by LambertKay ... my lethal whites are highly sensitive and I used flea shampoo on AllicksBlindPup - her skin turned red, I nearly died of guilt. And like critters says, not frequenly. And you can put a teaspoon of canola oil in food once a week to keep skin "moist"

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Re: Dogs: soap or shampoo?

Post by CarolC » Sun May 01, 2005 10:05 pm

We use Four Paws Magic Coat Natural Oatmeal Shampoo. I stir some into the bathwater instead of squirting it onto the dog. With any shampoo, just be sure you've really got it rinsed out.

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Re: Dogs: soap or shampoo?

Post by SuzyGrunge » Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:40 pm

I Found a good mild dog shampoo that's good for frequent bathing,
and it has no chemicals. It's called dogOsuds. i use the Lavender scent and the essential OIl, they are my favorite.
The essential oils are really good, and are actually healing for the skin, and the coat. The Lavender one is good for soothing
for itchy skin.

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