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: shampoo preferences?
: schelmischekitty December 14, 2006, 07:49:57 AM
hey guys!  i was just wondering what everyone used for shampoo??  we usually use either baby shampoo or else i get tropiclean's "berry clean."  both smell GREAT coming out the bottle, but by the time they start to dry (even when i blow dry them, which takes forever) they smell like butt again.  i know the professional gallon jugs of shampoo work good, but i was curious if there was anything else out there!
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: newflvr December 14, 2006, 08:19:22 AM
When Chester's brother, the show dog Paco was here, their breeder raved about Mane and Tail...and Paco smelled gorgeous after!  I'm going to try it when we run out of our Plum silky!!
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: schelmischekitty December 14, 2006, 08:28:40 AM
thanks for the suggestions!  the oatmeal shampoo doesn't make our dogs smell good, unfortunately, their flatulence makes them musky even with the oatmeal shampoo :(  i'll definitely try the mane and tail idea though!
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: Nicole December 14, 2006, 09:30:43 AM
I don't always use the same thing, but one of my favorites is Dr. Bronner's peppermint oil soap. It smells super yummy like candy! But not in an icky way. Plus, the peppermint oil helps keep fleas and ticks away.

Also, I usually put a few drops of some essential oils on Cabeza and rub them in after a bath. I usually use lavendar, patchouli and sage oils. He smells AWESOME and it lasts for a long time!
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: Gevaudan_Jo December 14, 2006, 09:50:18 AM
I use Plush Puppy on my Bullies... i really like it. it makes them smell really nice and it keeps their coats rough/wirey (?). the kind i use is "With Henna"... The discription reads:
"Natural All Purpose Shampoo with Henna
This is the shampoo to use when shine is required. Suitable for all breeds where coat texture is tobe retained e.g. Akitas, Siberians, Shelties etc. Recommended also for short coated breeds that specifically donít want a softened coat e.g. Weimeraners, Bulldogs, Rottweilers and most Terriers. A good all round shampoo to use when the coat texture is healthy and shine is the focus. Suitable for dogs with most skin problems. Derived from organic sources with extracts of henna, alpine herbs and lichen. "
I strongly suggest it. Zero had a bath about a month and a half ago, and STILL smells great :)

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: seaherons December 14, 2006, 07:37:23 PM
It is a good idea to dilute any shampoo.  Currently, we are using Earth Balnace's Light Color Coat Brightener.  The fragrance is not too strong.  Some of the shampoos are so fragrant I can't imagine what that must be like for a dog.  Wysong makes a Soothing Relief Fragrance Free Shampoo which works well on odors.  It seems to take the smell away.  Good for spot type cleaning if the darlings roll in a
"little something" or for smelly "privates". 
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: arkydo December 14, 2006, 09:20:45 PM
good topic
i was just gonna ask bout this cuz the snow we had last week has now melted so arkyd keeps coming in covered in mud
and i certainly aint gonna buy no wallmart shampoo
last thing for an animal i got at wallyworld was cedar wood chips advertised as "perfect for small rodents like hamsters gerbils and guinea pig" my hamster almost died and my vet said that cedar woodchip not only can inflame and ruin their little butts but also strips their throats and lungs , sorry oscar. Thanks wallmart

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: schelmischekitty December 14, 2006, 11:08:48 PM
i've heard a lot about that.  sorry it happened, i know it's torture watching something like that happen to a pet!
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: k2campbell December 15, 2006, 07:59:35 AM
We use Mane n' Tail on Kate, works great.  Not too strong, and their conditioner really shines up her coat that little "extra" bit.  She smells so pretty after a bath  ;)
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: schelmischekitty December 15, 2006, 08:50:07 AM
ok, so we found an underlying problem to part of the stickiness of axle.  every time we bring him to be groomed they comment on how his scent glands are so raunchy, and "stopped up" but i've been told that this doesn't normally happen in larger breeds of dogs, but out vet has recommended before if it continues to give him problems to have them removed.  i called our vet today, and he said that would explain why axle is always so uncomfortable looking, and why his poop and farts smell sooooooooooooo ooooooooooo bad.  any ideas?
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: schelmischekitty December 15, 2006, 09:02:59 AM
he gets them expressed every 2 weeks, and they still get icky, we've tried doing it less often, but then he sometimes acts really irritated
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: schelmischekitty December 15, 2006, 10:35:51 PM