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Old 11-19-2012, 11:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Abi needs a bath! She got dirty from our camping trip and is stinky! We are a long way from a store and I'm out of dog shampoo. Can I use baby shampoo this 1 time?
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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She should be fine with that as long as she has no previous skin conditions that may be aggravatged by a change in shampoo.

I try to keep 3-4 kinds of shampoo around the house, but a few times I have run out as well and I went ahead and used my sons shampoo with no ill effects.

Just keep an eye for any possible reaction (allergy wise), scratching, and possibly dandruff. As with any other dog shampoo, make sure to rinse REALLY well. If she is super stinky and the baby shampoo isn't cutting it, you can mix baking soda and water, work it into her coat and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then rinse out well.

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Old 11-19-2012, 12:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm not a groomer...but think it would be fine to use the baby shampoo until you can buy your regular dog shampoo...I would use it if I was in a bind
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Any shampoo will be fine to use, you can even use dish soap in a pinch. I personally wouldn't make a habit of it only because I prefer natural shampoos with the amount I bathe my dogs but here and there won't hurt them.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I use cheap human shampoo on my dogs, it won't kill them lol
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I would use it just this once but remember the pH values of our skin and our dogs are different and products like shampoos made for dogs are specific for their pH.
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I use an Emu Oil shampoo I get from my local groomer. It's fantastic and doesnt' dry out her skin.
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I use horse shampoo on my dogs and never had a problem. I think the thing to remember is the rinseability (if there is such a word). I think most animal shampoos are easier to rinse out then some human (or dish) soaps.
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Old 11-19-2012, 04:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I used baby shampoo on one of my dogs all the time and she was fine. Make sure you rinse well.
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I've always used regular human shampoo without any issues...only time I use dog shampoo is a flea and tick or medicated one after some messy hikes to help with any hitch hikers on the dogs from hikes.
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