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#1 Benjamin

 

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        Posted 07 October 2006 - 08:28 AM

Does anyone out have a favorite shampoo they like to make the Black coat shine?
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        Posted 09 November 2006 - 12:26 PM

We use pet wipes. Do not like to give them baths to often. We also just got a dogie spray to help them smell better. Take some of the dogie smell down. All we need to do now is find a dogie foot sray...lol
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        Posted 09 November 2006 - 04:24 PM

I've seen those wipes in my local Pet store and I must admit I've thought of getting them but I'm thinking that all I'll get off Tessa is fur! Do they work ok?? Might be worth investing in a pack if they're worth buying.
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        Posted 09 November 2006 - 04:29 PM

I like them. Its nice because you don't have to give them a bath all the time. Get the heavy ones though, if you get the pop top or the lighter weight ones you have to use more and the heavy ones clean better. The ones we use are called 'Quick bath' and come in a resealable bag.




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I've seen those wipes in my local Pet store and I must admit I've thought of getting them but I'm thinking that all I'll get off Tessa is fur! Do they work ok?? Might be worth investing in a pack if they're worth buying.

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        Posted 10 November 2006 - 09:04 AM

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Does anyone out have a favorite shampoo they like to make the Black coat shine?

I use the stuff that has oatmeal in in because Broque's skin gets really dry and flaky.
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        Posted 10 November 2006 - 09:14 AM

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Well the shampoo I use is the Hartz for Puppies but I also use conditioner and it really works.
I love the smell of the shampoo is Jazmine and I love that flower I have a plant of Jasmine. Because my last boyfriend used to give me every morning one flower of that... So I really love the smell.

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        Posted 21 November 2006 - 02:42 PM

I only wash him about every 3 weeks or so, or when he is dirty. When I do I use baby shampoo. It's super gentle. My vet is a good friend and told me about it.

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        Posted 21 November 2006 - 07:14 PM

Am I terrible? I use whatever shampoo I use ... I don't wash his face or ears so he doesn't get any in his eyes. I bath him about once every 4-6 weeks.
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        Posted 22 November 2006 - 12:32 AM

We use "Groomer's best" by Hartz. I don't bathe Jed that often with it though due to the fact that he swims in clean river water. Also I found that shampooing dries out his skin. He is pretty low maintence when it comes to grooming. He is what I refer to, as my wash and quick dry with a towel pooch. His favorite is when I use the blower dryer on him, he thinks that great! So pampered he is smile.gif
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        Posted 24 November 2006 - 11:42 AM

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        Posted 25 November 2006 - 12:25 PM

I am going to try that Baby shampoo.......never thought of that!
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        Posted 25 November 2006 - 03:56 PM

Yes that's a great idea. I love the smell of Johnsons baby shampoo smile.gif
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        Posted 25 November 2006 - 10:36 PM

I dont want to be mean or you get the wrong tone of this post but I read this:

I have heard that you are not supposed to use human shampoo on dogs because of the Ph factor yet I've never had a problem. What's the story on using people shampoo on dogs.

Human shampoo is too drying for use on a dog. Use only shampoo formulated for dogs. Many human shampoos also contain chemicals that are very irritating to a dog's skin. Many dogs break out in rashes, itching, or dandruff if human shampoo is used on them. It should only be used in an emergency.

I used human shampoo with other dogs (no breed) but with Lady I dont want to take chances smile.gif
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        Posted 26 November 2006 - 11:25 AM

Interesting...

Good point I suppose dry.gif
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        Posted 26 November 2006 - 12:17 PM

QUOTE (daly_pr @ Nov 25 2006, 10:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I dont want to be mean or you get the wrong tone of this post but I read this:

I have heard that you are not supposed to use human shampoo on dogs because of the Ph factor yet I've never had a problem. What's the story on using people shampoo on dogs.

Human shampoo is too drying for use on a dog. Use only shampoo formulated for dogs. Many human shampoos also contain chemicals that are very irritating to a dog's skin. Many dogs break out in rashes, itching, or dandruff if human shampoo is used on them. It should only be used in an emergency.

I used human shampoo with other dogs (no breed) but with Lady I dont want to take chances smile.gif

That is true. If you do not want to have a seperate shampoo for your dogs then use baby shampoo it has a ph close to what dogs need and is lacking in most of the chemicals. We have only given our dogs baths when needed (really really dirty) but even then they do not get shampoo just a normal water bath to wash off the mud and grit. We then use a grouming spray moisturizer to get rid of the stink and to help the natural oils in their skin come back. When needed we will bath them with flea and tick shampoo but front line pretty much made it so we do not have to do that anymore. Just remember a dog does not need a bath regularly like people do.

As far as making the coat shine. Well diet can help that along. If a dog sheds excessively or has a verry dull coat then there may be something lacking in the diet. We are doing something a little differently now. I used to believe that changing foods could cause problems with a dogs gut. But after talking to many vets and reading lots of studies done on this I have found that feeding 2 different feeds and changing them normaly can help their diet and help prevent against food allergies. We were feeding IAMS and it worked well for us but I decided to go to a little better feed. This month we are feeding Nutro large breed puppy in the am and Science diet in the pm. At the end of the month we will change to another feed and rotate through several feeds. Before doing this I noticed that D.O.G's coat was not shining and was verry cource. After a week on this new feed his shine is back and has gotten his soft lab coat again.
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        Posted 29 November 2006 - 04:50 PM

A note on the "pet wipes".

I've used them as well for times when I just need to get some gunk off the dog without a full blown bath.
A friend in the pet care industry told me to stop wasting my money at the pet store on the pet wipes.
She told me that the pet wipes are the EXACT same as baby wipes just packaged with pictures of puppies and marked up about 200%. She said they actually just stop the packaging machines at the baby wipe factory. Slip in the packages with the puppy pictures and switch to packaging dog supplies.
Same exact wipes going in the packaging.

I've also heard that baby shampoo can be used though other "people" shampoos are bad for dogs skin. That their PH is different and the chemicals and fragrances are irritating... but that baby shampoo is gentle enough.
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        Posted 01 December 2006 - 12:58 PM

[font=Verdana] I use a coconut dog shampoo.. found it at target in the dog aisle. Called Just add water. Makes the dogs smell good and shiny too. I also have used baby wipes on the dogs.. I figured they are the same.. same ingriedients etc.. I also have used johnsons on my dog's growing up with no problems.. one was a poodle one was a yorkie.. smells good.. We don't use johnsons right now.. I get a discount for Avon products so we buy the bubble bath for kids there.. and the kids use that. Works as a shampoo for them and lasts waaay longer.. My kids are the dirtiest kids in the world.. on Tuesday I washed them 4 times.. (they like to play with dirt)

Sadie had her first bath here the other day.. she did pretty good but 85 pounds of dog is tough to put into a tub.. OY. Afterwards I dried her as best I could and put her in her crate in front of the heating duct in our room.. for an hour or so. Duke had his 1st bath at the petco groomer.. I didn't have time to do it before t-day.. so he went there. It's probably a complete and utter wasteoid of money.. next bath he will have it here. I think it was $30 to wash him and dry him there.. ohmy.gif Wonder what one of those proffessional pet dryers cost.. bet it's cheaper in the long run..

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(sorry if I go all off topic with kid info/stories.. to me they are all the same...so basically I have 4 kids.. my dogs are actually cleaner, quieter, and better behaved alot of the time...)

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        Posted 21 January 2007 - 01:43 AM

I use a puppy Shampoo that smells like baby shampoo, but he still has a dry coat (lots of flaking) see my post here
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        Posted 11 March 2007 - 01:34 AM

QUOTE (Benjamin @ Oct 7 2006, 08:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does anyone out have a favorite shampoo they like to make the Black coat shine?


I use Kelco Hypo A Tearless Shampoo on the head, Kelco Oats Fur Coats Shampoo on the body, and Kelco Ultra Moisturizing Conditioner. Using a "Zoom Groom" rubber brush while massaging the conditoner in helps get all that loose hair out.
I bath Pebbles no more than once a month. If she gets dirty I just rinse her off so not to dry her skin out.
Everyone says how shiny and soft she feels and how she doesn't smell like a dog at all biggrin.gif
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