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doggyvonne
post 30th Mar 2018, 12:48 pm
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I bath my Yorkie in a mild baby bath solution in water and vet says it is is fine but I am wondering if once a week is too often? Millie's fur is very fine and i brush her everyday but she gets a bit sort of musty after about a week. As she sleeps on my bed in afternoons and I have an allergy to pollen i need her to be fresh and clean but dont want to cause her skin to dry out. Do you think a once a week bath is going to do her any harm?
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post 30th Mar 2018, 2:36 pm
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As a retired groomer, I'd say it's too often and the more you bath her, the more she'll need bathing. If you just want to get rid of outdoor contaminents, just a warm water shower will do that, rather than keep shampooing.

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post 30th Mar 2018, 7:14 pm
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As a yorkie owner of about 10 years I have to say I have rarely had to bathe them. However they don't tend to want to go for a walk in bad weather. I occasionally wash their feet if our walk was a bit muddy but we have probably only bathed our current yorkie 3 times in 3 years.

We have 3 small dogs in total who again have rarely been bathed and smell fine. Infact I would say I am slightly OCD and our house is pretty spotless and 2 sleep in our bed (Id rather they didn't but previous owner obviously let them).

I think once a week sounds a lot and would suggest just warm water if dirty.
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post 31st Mar 2018, 6:52 am
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I think I'd agree that a warm water swill would probably be fine. I only shampoo my schnauzers once in a blue moon.
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post 31st Mar 2018, 12:50 pm
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Why would you use a shampoo produced for humans not dogs?

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post 31st Mar 2018, 1:01 pm
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QUOTE(kilmousk @ 31st Mar 2018, 1:50 pm) *

Why would you use a shampoo produced for humans not dogs?


Must admit, I wondered that too.

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post 31st Mar 2018, 2:21 pm
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Thank you for all of the replies - I have dog shampoo too as well as toothpaste etc. Millie's fur gets very tangled and matted when it is dirty despite a good brushing everyday. I am not going to give her a trim until the weather warms up. I will bath her less and see if i can get a detangling spray. With Alabama foot rot 20 cases in my area i am still going to wash her feet everyday. Is there a footwash for dogs which might kill such bugs or not?
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post 31st Mar 2018, 3:14 pm
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You could dilute white vinegar in warm water to wash her feet which might help.

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post 1st Apr 2018, 2:33 am
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Hi..just my tuppence..but there should not be a need to bathe your beautiful dog every week..maybe a few times a year ?? what doers your vet advise??? wub.gif

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post 3rd Apr 2018, 3:03 pm
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QUOTE(doggyvonne @ 31st Mar 2018, 3:21 pm) *

Is there a footwash for dogs which might kill such bugs or not?


As no-one knows what causes it, and it's not as yet responded directly to any treatments, no-one can suggest anything that might kill it, unfortunately. I think as well that if there was anything that could, it would be all over the news!
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post 12th Apr 2018, 11:04 am
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how often do I bath my dog? whenever she's rolled in something unspeakable. Or got in the way of the decorator. Or rolled on the compost heap... Shes a labrador. These are all things that happen regularly. rolleyes.gif

In the next house there will be a shower cubicle with the shower on the outside of the door.
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post 12th Apr 2018, 3:43 pm
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QUOTE(doggyvonne @ 31st Mar 2018, 2:21 pm) *

Thank you for all of the replies - I have dog shampoo too as well as toothpaste etc. Millie's fur gets very tangled and matted when it is dirty despite a good brushing everyday. I am not going to give her a trim until the weather warms up. I will bath her less and see if i can get a detangling spray. With Alabama foot rot 20 cases in my area i am still going to wash her feet everyday. Is there a footwash for dogs which might kill such bugs or not?


There is no evidence at all that it is absorbed through the feet and legs or that washing of any kind after walking helps. sad.gif
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