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Baby Shampoo As Pet Shampoo

My daughter recently moved and couldn't keep her little doggie. We have given her a new home with us. Her name is Bella. She is so little, weighing under 5 lbs. Her skin is sensitive so she had pet shampoo, and it was fairly expensive. When she ran out, I just bought baby shampoo. I thought a baby's skin is also sensitive, so I gave it a try.

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I bought the cheap baby shampoo for $.99 . It worked really well on her. She is soft and shiny. I will continue using it on her. Save a lot of money with this!

By dorothy wedenoja from New Creek, WV

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September 7, 20110 found this helpful

While this seems to work well for dogs, I would not recommend it for cats. Check with vet first before you use anything questionable on your animals.

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September 7, 20110 found this helpful

Using baby shampoo, even the cheap stuff as long as it really is sensitive, is perfectly fine for dogs and cats.

Cats don't need to be bathed at all unless they get into something that's gotten them extremely dirty. They clean themselves.

Dogs, on the other hand can be a mess! And yes, dog shampoo can be quite pricey. So what I do is I lather them up once really well with baby shampoo and rinse well. Depending on how dirty they were, I may repeat this. Then I finish off by lathering them up with an oatmeal based dog shampoo. And because I live in flea country, I then put flea dip on them and make them sit in it for 15 minutes.

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I sit near them with a book so that they don't jump out.

My dogs' coats are always bright and shiny and soft as silk. And the oatmeal shampoo also helps any irritating places they may have on their skin. I finish off bath time by trimming their nails with a Dremel too, wiping around their eyes with a Q-tip, and cleaning out their ears. I towel dry them as much as possible and then put them out on the back deck (barricaded to keep them from going downstairs to the grass) in warm weather (inside in cold weather) until they are completely, totally dry. Only then are they allowed down into the yard. This prevents dust and dirt and whatever from collecting on their wet fur and skin.

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September 7, 20110 found this helpful

This tip is for small dogs, not cats. Thanks for caring.

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September 7, 20110 found this helpful

I actually have a cat with sensitive skin issues and baby shampoo works very well for him. The flea shampoo made for cats and recommended by his vet gave him a terrible rash.

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Johnson's baby shampoo does not irritate his skin. We don't bathe him often, just when he got in the nasty crawl space under our house. We always make sure all the shampoo is rinsed off so as not to leave any residue for him to lick off later.

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September 10, 20110 found this helpful

Baby shampoo is the only shampoo I have used for years on my pets. You don't have to worry about getting it accidently in the eyes as other pet shampoos say to avoid getting it into the eyes. I have used on my dogs of any size.Years ago before any type of flea protection was available My Vet said that conditoner killed fleas. So I have been using both for years.

If your pet has sensitive skin I would at least try once to see if it works.

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