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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-21-2008, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
 
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Baths...???

Okay, here is another silly newbie question...or a couple.

1. How often can I bathe Gracie (she is white, so gets pretty dirty)...but I don't want to do it too often. I have been doing it about twice a week.

2. What is the best shampoo? Do you all use a conditioner too? I did the fill the sink up with 3" of water and a bit of shampoo and poured it over her...that worked great. Whoever gave that tip, thanks!

Any other other bathing tips would be appreciated!

Oh, I got my expensive brush and combs...that one comb Lina recommended could be used as a weapon!
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 11-21-2008, 11:32 AM
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I bath my pup (almost 5 months) every 3-5 days depending on what she gets into and how hard they have been playing. I use Isle of Dog Shampoo and Conditioner. I always condition after bathing. If you are using a good shampoo/conditioner and feeding a good food and rinsing well 2x a week should be fine!!
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I actually only bathe my girl about every 10 to 14 days. I use Pure Paws Shampoo and Coat Handler Conditioner. It's a great combo, recommended by Kimberly (Havtahava).
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Ozzy is an off white and ideally for him he should get washed once a week. For him more than that would be too much and the longest we can let him go is two (an he is one stinky dirty dog at that point). It also depends on coat length. His is getting longer an therefor dirtier quicker. When he was short (in the summer) two weeks between each bath was perfectly fine.

I just use a shampoo nothing special but am going to have to start with a conditioner so any advice on a good conditioner is welcome. Ozzy has a very cottony type coat so I am worried about which conditioner would be good?
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COAT HANDLER conditioner. I cannot praise it enough. I have tried the others and now find this to be the best. Worth every penny. I also use the Pure Paws shampoo. Kimberly (havtahava) makes excellent recommendations. Experience has been a good teacher. Lilly also has the thick cottony coat that matts easily so just buy the Coat Handler and be done with it. You will not be disappointed.

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Where's the best place to buy these online? I see the coat handler conditioner is on Petedge.com, but I don't see the pure paws shampoo??

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The shampoo I got is Bio-Groom, Super White Coat Brightner Shampoo. It is made by Bio-Derm.
Gracie still has her puppy coat, so she doesn't have mats...yet. Where is the best place to order the conditioner?
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Pablo is in a long coat and I bathe him every 7-14 days depending on whether he takes a goose poop bath or not :biggrin2: I try very hard to stretch it out with spot baths and dry shampoo, because bathing can be pretty harsh on their hair&skin. On a puppy I would definitely try and stick closer to a 14d schedule.
As for the best products to use: every coat is different and so is everyone's budget, LOL. Pablo's hair is pretty silky and the Coat Handler products turned him into a cotton ball. I use EQyss products from petedge and LOVE them!

I believe petedge sells Bio-Groom stuff too...

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I've used Eqyss on my GSD's and they are great...maybe I should wait and see how her adult coat is...cotton vs. more silky?
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With the cottony coat from our experience Eqyss is a nightmare. Do a search on the forum for " nightmare" and see the pictures of what happened to Lilly.

I bought the Pure Paws and Coat Handler at Needs and Desires here is a link.

http://www.needsndesires.com/

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