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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-24-2018, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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Baths, shampoo...

Hey everyone...

Ghost, at 22 weeks, is in need of many mornings at the dog park to get that puppy energy out...

However, the catch 22 is that as an all white dog, he comes out gray and black... So I cant keep paying $15 for a puppy bath at the store each time...


Ive been recommended by a friend to use the Earthbath shampoo and conditioner.... theres also a 2 in 1...

would everyone agree its a great choice?



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Earthbath is great. I've used it and liked it. I like isle of dogs better. I like the scent better and it seems to last longer between baths. A gallon is like $30 and can be diluted 10:1 and will last a long time like that. Idk if they make a 2 in 1 like earthbath. I do my baths like this: heavy duty shampoo, regular shampoo, de-shed shampoo, then conditioner so 2 in 1 won't work for me.
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The EASIEST way to shampoo a dog is with a shampoo bar, not a bottle. I discovered that when I tried Wondercide's all-natural bar shampoo for the first time -- it was life changing for me. It cut bath time in half because I don't have to constantly reach for the bottle and squeeze more out, and it rinses faster than any liquid shampoo I've ever used. I put the bars inside some repurposed produce netting (a bag from garlic works very well), to give it some grip and make it easy to hang to dry.

Wondercide's bars last a LONG time. They smell great -- esp. the flea and tick, and it's very gentle.
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The EASIEST way to shampoo a dog is with a shampoo bar, not a bottle. I discovered that when I tried Wondercide's all-natural bar shampoo for the first time -- it was life changing for me. It cut bath time in half because I don't have to constantly reach for the bottle and squeeze more out, and it rinses faster than any liquid shampoo I've ever used. I put the bars inside some repurposed produce netting (a bag from garlic works very well), to give it some grip and make it easy to hang to dry.

Wondercide's bars last a LONG time. They smell great -- esp. the flea and tick, and it's very gentle.
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I do the reverse; I make my own shampoo and store it in a 32oz. spray bottle which I spray on my dog when she gets a bath.


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Is it ok to wash your dog so often with shampoo? I don't think so!

My GSD is swimming everyday. In small ponds, creeks etc. He especially loves muddy water. And rolling inside mud when wet... . I can't keep him out during walks. But when we came home, he will get only quick bath with water. Almost everyday, but no shampoo.
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The EASIEST way to shampoo a dog is with a shampoo bar, not a bottle. I discovered that when I tried Wondercide's all-natural bar shampoo for the first time -- it was life changing for me. It cut bath time in half because I don't have to constantly reach for the bottle and squeeze more out, and it rinses faster than any liquid shampoo I've ever used. I put the bars inside some repurposed produce netting (a bag from garlic works very well), to give it some grip and make it easy to hang to dry.

Wondercide's bars last a LONG time. They smell great -- esp. the flea and tick, and it's very gentle.
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Always comin in and confusion the heck outta me!!!

OK, so... how should I decide..... good gosh....

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After much research, we went with the "FURminator" line of grooming products, (deshedding ultra-premium shampoo, deshedding ultra-premium conditioner, and deshedding waterless spray for between baths) but our 5-month-old Sheba still has not required a bath... she has yet to ever get dirty/muddy while outdoors, and her coat still smells very clean. But she will need a bath eventually, and from everything I have read, these products will definitely get the job done. And apparently when these are used in addition to daily brushing with the FURminator deshedding tool, (and a good-quality undercoat comb) nothing does a better job at keeping any stray hairs to a minimum.

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My in-law's house has a lot of dirt and their dog's have picked up ticks in the past, as well as when my wife's cats were still there they got a bad case of fleas for a few months. Because of those, we gave Zoe baths every few weeks when she was little

I haven't bathed her in a month though. She hasn't smelled or have gross fur in a while, so I'm leaving her be

I use some stuff I got at WalMart. I love a coconut smelling puppy

And having 3 cats, I was already vacuuming once a week, so I don't bother combing her to cut down on shedding (which still looks like puppy fluff floating around... odd)
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Unless they stink or get into something that stinks, I don’t shampoo my dogs anymore than 2-3x a year. For dirt I just rinse them, or mud / muddy water... let it dry then brush them.

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For my shelties (white feet and ruffs) I always use horse shampoo for white horses, cant think of the name off hand I get it at TSC (farm store) it is a dark purple/blue color. Really makes the white fur shine!

My friend that shows irish red and white setters uses Chris Christians white on white, and ice on ice

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