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chloe92us
5th August 2009, 06:23 PM
Interesting points I had not considered in this article:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2009/07/14/allergies-and-skin-problems-what-can-you-do-to-help-your-itchy-pet.aspx

Poppy Ruby
6th August 2009, 10:45 AM
Its strange, i have never had a dog before, i always assumed they had to be bathed every couple of days. God could you imagine. Poppy is very clean, see gets bathed about every 3/4 weeks, sooner if we are out in the fields or at the beach. We always get compliments that her coat is so shiny.

sunshinekisses
7th August 2009, 11:44 PM
I didn't read the article...but I actually bathe my dogs at least once a month because of my daughter's allergies. I know some dog owner that never give their dog a bath other than spraying them down with water in the summer time.

Cathy T
8th August 2009, 12:04 AM
When mine start getting the itchies in warm weather they get bathed once a week. I use a natural oatmeal based shampoo and it really seems to help with their dry skin. The important thing is to use a natural shampoo without drying cleansers in it. Plus, when they are clean it's easier to comb out the tangles from scratching. Yep, we're going through this right now :rolleyes:

chloe92us
8th August 2009, 02:40 AM
Cathy- One of the things in that article that I thought was interesting is that shampoos with oatmeal can actually flare up allergies due to the fact that they contain grain...this is only for dogs that have allergies to grains. Just wanted to point that out. I always use an oatmeal shampoo as well, but for those with allergies...maybe something to look out for! ;)

Cathy T
8th August 2009, 04:07 AM
I thought was interesting. I've actually had better results since using Bio Groom Oatmeal shampoo. Maybe it helps that I really rinse them well. Who knows?? :rolleyes: