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    Hey there, We have an 8 week old mini sausage dog ...yes as cute and silly as you can imagine... He got a bit wet yesterday and now smells reeeeeally bad.
    I want to bath him, any recommendations? I thought just a little of my shampoo would be ok? It's chemical free...

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    He sounds really cute, you're not supposed to use human shampoo on dogs as it can cause skin irritations and even hair loss/burns!

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    It's advised not to use human shampoo because it dries out their skin (tho I have on occasion when desperate shhhhhh) pet stores have a wide range of shampoos and some smell so good! I'd check out ur nearest pet store.

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    I was told you can use Baby Shampoo on doggies. Not sure who and when but I have done it a few times when we have run out of dog stuff and his skin has been fine. I just make sure I rinse very very well.

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    At that young age I would just give him a little sponge bath.

    You're not meant to bath them at all when they are that young (something to do with their immune systems or something?).

    Have a look at this link: http://www.allaboutdogsandcats.com/P...FirstBath.html

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    I use bicard sods on my boys, calms the skin & no smell.

    Human shampoo etc has the wrong pH for fur kids.

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    I buy a dog shampoo from the pet store reminds me I need to wash my
    dog today haha

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    Use a pet shampoo, not shampoo meant for people. It dries out their skin and can cause some serious allergies

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    Pet shampoo is totally safe and you can bath them as often as you want but we don't recommend any more than once a month, they need the natural oils in their skin. The bonus about doing it often though is conditioning them to the experience so you dont have to fight them when its bath time!!
    They're animals so they don't naturally bathe.
    I love the dermcare and PAW range, available at petwarehouses and vets (I'm a nurse at the RSPCA so I can talk about dogs n cats aaaaalllllllllllllll day!!)

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    Wow I'm glad I checked then! Thanks for the answers. I wasn't sure if the pet shampoos were different or just marketing...
    Triple Time I wondered about bicarb too.
    Cheers


 

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