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What should I bathe a puppy with?

asked 2017-05-08 13:15:02 -0500

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Dawn is a gentle cleansing shampoo. But don't bathe them too often as all shampoos strip away their natural oils.

Cheryl P.'s profile imageCheryl P. ( 2017-05-18 13:22:55 -0500 )edit

They make specially formulated dog shampoo for puppies. Also you could look for a hypoallergenic dog shampoo.

Haley B.'s profile imageHaley B. ( 2017-05-18 13:29:41 -0500 )edit

Puppy wipes/shampoo. The way I made bathing fun for my puppy was- I first introduced him to puppy wipes and gradually introduced him to water. Watch this video to know how to give your puppy a  relaxing spa treatment at home using puppy wipes : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJNKDg7Y3rc%3C/p%3E (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJNKDg7Y3rc)

Ridzy B.'s profile imageRidzy B. ( 2017-08-07 06:49:47 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-05-09 18:12:43 -0500

A puppy should be bathed in soap that specifies for puppies. Do not use human shampoos or soaps. Puppies need the oils on their skin to keep a healthy coat and human shampoos tend to strip hair and wash the oils away. Puppy skin is sensitive and you shouldn't use anything that isn't specifically labeled for puppies.

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answered 2017-05-18 09:58:05 -0500

A puppy should be bathed with a shampoo specifically formulated for puppies. Most puppy shampoos contain either oatmeal or chamomile to keep their skin conditioned and smooth. They also are usually "tearless" formulas, just like baby shampoos.

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answered 2017-05-18 13:24:34 -0500

puppy shampoo or if you're in a pinch, baby shampoo. Definitely not other human shampoos

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answered 2017-05-17 00:13:44 -0500

Dog shampoos are specially formulated to keep their essential oils intact. Human shampoos may cause skin problems with dogs.

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answered 2017-05-10 17:45:54 -0500

A general cleansing shampoo should be safe for puppies, but if you prefer, you can use a shampoo specially designed for puppies.

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