Ok, Rusty, Bailey, and Ariel all just had baths and were brushed. I don't know what to do about Lady. If I remember correctly greyhounds don't really need baths, very short hair, etc. She doesn't smell, but she is black and she has dandruff. I have used a wipe on her before but it didn't help. Should I do anything with her or just leave her alone?
you can bather her. all dogs can benefit from a bath once in awhile. if the wipes dont work. the only dogs i have heard of that really shouldnt be bathed with shampoos are the water breeds like chessies cause it strips the oils in their coats.
We bath him about every two to three weeks. We use a moisturizing dog shampoo that helps a little. WHat really helps his dandriff is we put a little oil in his food everyday. It helps a ton, and he loves the taste!
Bred to a black Lab a few years ago. Man was feeding some lo grade lamb/rice kibble. I use Nature's Recipe-puppy, or Nutro Natural Choice-puppy kibbles. I took a bag of that to leave w/ the bitch for the week of breeding, but my girl was fat. I looked at the black dog's dandruffy coat and told the man to give my dog his food and feed my puppy kibble to the stud. The next week the animal had no dandruff, and coat was more relaxed and shiny.
Oscar has only has two baths this year. But when I bathe him i have to use a shampoo for sensitve skin. I'm not sure the name of it but I got it Petco. And the main reason I never give him a bath is because too many baths dry their skin out and he never really stinks.
Speaking of bathing ..I have a yorkie that I recently was given and im not quite sure how to wash around his head,nose, eyes. im afraid of getting it in his eyes, but this part of his body is the part that gets an odor. Can someone give me some tips on washing and rinsing that part...Thanks in advance .@--->---->-----
debg, I have a small dog too (a chi) and I don't lather him up on his head. I use a warm washcloth and wipe his head and nose and around his eyes. He doesn't have much hair on his head anyways for some reason.
Speaking of baths, now I have to give my Shih-tzu a bath. I made a big pot of spaghetti today and she was entertaining me by eating the spaghetti off a fork.
I laughed, because she could suck a string of spaghetti in so fast. What is it they say about he who laughs last? You should see her face.
I'm letting her hair grow out for the winter and what a mess. She is spaghetti sauce from one side of her face to the other. It's my own fault though, I've no one else to blame.
We use Zena dog shampoo on our dogs, purchased at Wal-mart and have never had a problem with dandruff. I believe it also depends on what you feed your dogs. I feed Purina, with an optional treat of people food, when the mood strikes.
No doggy dandruff here. Just spaghetti breath. he he
my pups are pitbulls they have very little fur also.....they started to have a bad case of dry skin and the vet said bathing them to often can stip their coat of natural oils...if i had to bath them use a oatmeal dog shampoo..but to try not to bath them often especialy in the winter...the change in weather can dry their skin just like it does us...and now the heat is on(we have oil)can also dry and irritate thier skin..the vet also gave me fatty acid pills to give them once a day...no more dry skin here