how often to bathe?
Posted 20 May 2006 - 07:59 AM
Also, has anyone used those dog bath wipes? I bought some that come in a container that looks like baby wipes. Do they work well for anything other than muddy feet?
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Posted 20 May 2006 - 01:34 PM
At 1 year old, they've never had a shampoo bath yet, just water... but they haven't rolled in something really nasty yet! When that days comes, they'll meet Mr. Soap!
Once thing I learned on this forum, dilute the shampoo you use with water... like a 4 to 1 mix or even higher.
Posted 20 May 2006 - 02:11 PM
Posted 20 May 2006 - 03:16 PM
I used to bath my Shnauzer/Terrier dog about once a month, and I am thinking I will adopt the same schedule for Corny.
Or would that be too often?
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Posted 21 May 2006 - 06:44 AM
Edited by brin145, 21 May 2006 - 06:53 AM.
Posted 21 May 2006 - 02:12 PM
He's had many "water" baths, which I don't think will ever hurt him. He won't hold still long enough for me to wipe him down..............jan
Posted 21 May 2006 - 04:29 PM
This rinseless shampoo is wonderful for fluffing up the coat and making them look like kings and queens without the drying effects of a water bath.
Posted 21 May 2006 - 04:47 PM
I don't bathe Viggo unless he rolls in something vile, or gets something stuck to his, uh, butt.
Trixie already hates the baby wipes, but she doesn't seem to like water either, so at this point it's the lesser of two evils...
Posted 21 May 2006 - 07:54 PM
Thanks for your reply. I have had Corny only slightly less than two weeks, and I have been reading up about Cairns as time permits, and I never thought that "Bathing" might be an issue. Now that I know, I will pay more attention when my current cycle of Nightshifts end and I go back to having a life.
At least the first bath was a success from the point of getting a lot of junk out of Corny's hair, and I have been able to spend a alittle more time working on the grooming aspect of things. Next time I get down to the Pet Store I'll know to look into getting some wipes.
Posted 22 May 2006 - 03:27 AM
Posted 22 May 2006 - 05:32 AM
I have made handmade soap for about three years and I even thought about trying that on Barney. I make shampoo bars that I use for myself and my family because of all the chemicals in commercial shampoos, not to mention they are detergent based (sodium lauryl sulphate). The soap I make is a very gentle fats/lye based soap. The main ingredient is usually olive oil. I love using it on my own hair because I color it, and when I use regular shampoo, it just feels like straw when I rinse. My shampoo bars leave my hair very soft. The only drawback is that the soap is very conditioning and I can't use it more than 5 days in a row. Then I switch to an organic shampoo. Since I would not be bathing Barney very much, maybe this soap would work well?
Anyone tried any natural soaps for dogs? I have a friend that uses something organic/natural on her boxer, but I forget what she called it.
Posted 22 May 2006 - 08:35 AM
Scout loves to roll into anything that smells bad! She has found a spot behind my neighbors yard that smells like poo. Needless to say, she has had 2 baths already this spring. I can't get the smell out with wipes or the Listerine.
Posted 22 May 2006 - 09:35 AM
I was really thinking that i'd have to give him a bath.... he rolled in some sort of liquid that smelled awful...
Posted 22 May 2006 - 12:32 PM
Posted 22 May 2006 - 01:43 PM