I've been using dawn soap for my puppies which I've heard was good...and it works....BUT, I'm afraid that bathing them often with dawn that they'll develop dry itchy skin...does anyone else have recommendations?? Any are welcome!! PLEASE!!!
I use Johnson's Baby Shampoo because it's less drying. Basically, ANY shampoo or lathering cleanser will kill fleas as long as it's soap free. To battle dryness, I use Pantene conditioner. Adding a little Brewer's Yeast on top of their food keeps fleas from biting. It makes the dog's blood taste bad so they don't like it. They may bite once, but they won't bite twice. Also, dogs LOVE the taste of the Brewer's yeast on their food. Btw, Brewer's Yeast is NOT the granular stuff that you use to make bread. It's kind of flaky. You can buy Brewer's Yeast tablets, but they don't work nearly as well.
Has anybody ever tried Neem. There are many uses for it. One being putting some in water with a couple drops soap, so's it will incorportate into the water and not sit on it. You can spray some onto your dog to deter bugs. I will link you to where I read this.
I have bought neem soap, and it cured a rash I had on my wrist for 6 months. Gone in 3 days. Maybe scabies, not sure. Had no insurance at the time.
Ok, I found a recipe for external use, hav'nt found the capsules I was talking about, yet. 1-2 ounces of Neem oil, one ounce of Emu oil, 1 ounce of golden seal oil, 2 tablespoons of extra vigin olive oil, and a few drops of tea tree oil. Mix all with organic white vinegar, and water to make a 16 ounce bottle. You can use pure Neem oil or cream on flea bites, don't rinse it off. Another thing I have done in the past, which works amazingly well for the animal's coat, is to use clay, either bentonite or terramin, mixed with water to a thin paste. I just brush and massage it through the dog's fur and rinse ait all off. No soap, no harmful residue. I hope that helps.
Most shampoos developed specifically for puppies are safe enough to be used daily without a dryness issue. Using products for grown dogs or people can and will cause issues. Puppy shampoos are made to be tearless, just like Johnson baby shampoo. Our puppy had fleas. After picking off 5 with my fingers we bathed him in a herbal flea dip, which is mixed with his shampoo. Smells great and the fleas are gone now. Treatment of the house makes a complete cure.
Hi I am new here hope i am on the right page i have a 3 year old doxie and a 3 year old beagle he is easy to keep pretty free of fleas but my doxie is hard to treat her any kind of flea shampoo makes her skin red rash all over and she gets really bad dermititus.I use lavender ivory bar soap a second wash with dial antibacterial hand soap and a follow up with pantene cond for dry hair and scalp.And she clears right up the rash drys up and i brush her well every day to remove old skin that flakes off like dandruff.If i do not do this weekly she starts to loose hair around her back part and her bottom.Any one else have this prob or own a doxie?Thanks for any replys from slippershoe
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Its called Could Nine Herbal Dip made by Halo, Purely for Pets. I got it from the local health food store. It cost me $9.95 the last time I picked some up a couple years ago, but it makes up to 4 gallons of shampoo mixture which is enough for a couple years even with an 80lb dog to cover. The puppy just turned 13 weeks on Saturday the 20th. But we used it on him when he was 10weeks which is when we adopted him.
agricultural grade diatomecious (sic) earth. pronounced dia to may shus earth it's a powder that kills all exoskeleton type critters, mostly insects and is non toxic to all other animals. can be used around even the youngest pups.Dust the whelping box and sprinkle it on the pups themselves.Get it at organic gardening centers