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Mom to Princess & Jewels
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She gets out and plays with the kids, and she is ALWAYS filthy.

I would like to give her a weekly bath, but not sure if that will dry out her skin or not.
 

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My groomer is a real stickler about that. She says - do not bathe them in between groomings (every 5 weeks) but I do anyway - usually only once though. I clean their paws when they come in, and they usually clean themselves as well. I have read that a weekly bath might dry their skin, but you could probably try it.
 

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I am sure there are shampoo products out there that are good for dry skin - either in petstores or online. Reece, do you use a special one (shampoo or conditioner)?
 

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Great, thanks.

I could probably just get away with bathing her legs/butt area, but she needs a full bath at least every other week.

I use the TropiClean stuff, it's what the local vet told me to get. Papaya with conditioner in it.
 

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Hi Jodi,

I've been using "The Professional Groomer's Edge" Dynamic duo, super concentrated. You mix a part of it to 10-15 parts of water so it lasts a long time. No need for conditioner with this one I was told. It was recommended by a woman I met at a dog show late Oct. She said she uses this for her Havanese and loves it more than many of the other products out there, so I got it.

They were selling it at a kiosk there at the show... haven't seen it in any shops here. Maybe it can be found online, not sure. It was $8 which is much cheaper than bottles with 1/8th the amount of shampoo in the stores!

So far, bathing Ricky every other week hasn't resulted in dry skin. I was bathing him weekly up until the weather got much colder. He would get so dirty in the mud and fall leaves!
 

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I'll have to keep a look out for that Marj, thanks.
 
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