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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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Can someone point me in the direction of a link to another thread about proper shampoo and conditioner? Or does anyone want to comment on what they use? Thanks!!


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I'm using Oster Flea/Tick with Oatmeal.

I don't usually bath dogs in the winter with the humidity already as low as it is because it really dries out their skin, but when they sit in poop you don't have a choice.

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I use Cindra line products. Love 'em. Dilutes 16:1, price is affordable (under $40 for a gallon), and it doesn't screw up my hands like so many other brands

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Thanks, Ill look into Cindra. We don't have flees or ticks here so I don't need that type of shampoo. I'm looking for something that smells great and makes her coat super soft and fluffy (I have a Plush). Ill be bathing her twice a month, maybe once a week while we are potty training lol the snow and mud are messy!!!

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I use Rosie B Good softer than a pillow shampoo and Rosie B good Smoother than velvet conditioner. It is awesome!!! It made my dogs coat so soft it smells amazing and his coat is so nice and bright!!! I wont buy any other shampoos I have tried so many

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There are the brands.

I buy it at Petco. Its expensive but well worth it!!

You shouldn't bathe often it takes away the dogs natural oils and it can make them itchy and actually do the opposite of what you want. You can buy wipes for their coat of the mud and such. I bathe every few months. Brushing is also good to help stimulate the natural oils and help make the coat shiny.

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i use Earthbath. why are you going to bathe your dog
twice a month or once a week? towel off the snow.
let the mud dry on her and brush it off.
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I do know you're not supposed to bathe frequently, but honestly you have never seen the mud in our backyard lol! Plus I have small kids AND I'm a little OCD about cleanliness


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Buy him a stack of cheap towels at Wally World and wipe him down thoroughly when you both get in. Keep them in a separate hamper for doing laundry and wash them all together.

You're going to make him very uncomfortable with dried out skin. If you have OCD about cleanliness a GSD dog may not have been the right choice for a new addition to the household.

No one says you can't keep a clean house with a large GSD in the home, but YOU are going to have to work at it that much harder. The dog shouldn't suffer for what he/she can't control.

Wintertime is particularly messy for any sort of house dog, but especially large breeds.

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The OP was looking for info on shampoos, not to be criticized for how often she bathes her dog.

My show dogs are bathed once a week. Keeps the coats in good condition. I have NO issues with dry skin except in the case where humidity is low (like now).

I use a moisturizing ready made spray (Cindra Maxicare) to keep coats and skin hydrated. Using a dilution of Infusium 23 conditioner is also excellent for mositurizing the skin.

A gallon of the Maxicare has lasted me over 6 months, as I only use it on dogs that are out of coat or are very itchy.

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