Personally, I’ve done my share of bathing dogs in our shower/bathtub and bathing dogs in our backyard using the garden hose.
I have always washed my dog with a very gently, natural coconut shampoo for dogs from Tropical Traditions . Com and she has never had any skin issues. Yesterday I bought a new shampoo called: Bobbi Panter Charlie Dog Shampoo, Flea and Tick. It smelled wonderful and I was excited to have a flea and tick shampoo for her. Unfortunately today she can’t stop scratching! Clearly the ingredients in the Charlie Dog shampoo are every irritating for her. I felt so bad! So I googled and found your site. I just bathed her in baking soda and then rinsed with a weak apple cider vinager solution. She seems so much better, not biting herself anymore. I hope it lasts. I’m going to wait a bit and then put some coconut oil on her. And I am definitely going back to the coconut oil shampoo I have always used. I hope this is helpful. Thank you all for your advice.
I have an English Bulldog and he usually does not have too many skin problems (although these dogs are known for their skin problems) but recently he’s been itching his neck and shoulders until he bleeds. He has one larger area that’s bald, a little bloody, and scabbed up and another small area that’s just starting to get bloody. I’m wondering if the coconut oil would work for him. I gave him a bath with oatmeal dog shampoo and it doesn’t seem to be helping at all. Can anyone help me?
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Many dog owners attest that their dogs get the "zoomies" after a bath. What causes these frenetic periods of activity after being bathed remains for the most part a mystery. Spared from the gift of speech, canines cannot reveal what may be exactly going through their minds. However, a dog's behavioral history and accompanying body language may help give some clues.Feeling wet, being exposed to the odd smell of shampoos and soaps, and sensing the added weight of water on their fur can be unusual sensations for many dogs. That "post-bath berserk syndrome" you may witness could be simply your dog's way of getting dry faster. Shaking off the water, rolling on the ground, rubbing their bodies on things like upholstered furniture, and running so the air moves across their wet bodies are plausibly attempts at getting their fur dry.While humans may feel relaxed after a soothing, warm bath, some dogs just get stressed out. Whether they fear the water, are not comfortable being touched in certain ways or dread the noisy dryer, a bath can be a far cry from a tranquil event. In such a circumstance, your pampered pooch may simply be glad the bath is over and may be releasing stress and celebrating the event. If your dog feels trapped or restrained during the bath, the moment you let him go will make him appreciative of regaining his freedom, which may provide the exhilaration that send him running.Not all dogs get stressed from baths. Some dogs, such as those that love water, may get the zoomies after swimming in the pool, jumping in the lake or walking in the rain. In these cases, the dogs just seem to enjoy running and playing when wet. If two wet dogs are put together, very likely a vigorous after-bath party will follow. In these cases, it almost seems as if the mere fact of being wet makes some dogs feel refreshed and positively gleeful.