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PostSubject: Re: havin a bath   Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:23 am

Val ..the listerine kills any germs that are on his skin as well as being soothing.
It really does work.
He is probably suffering from the hot dry air that florida has and the baby oil will replace that the moisture he is losing.
For the first week spray him every 2 days ...dont wet him with just a light spray on his skin ( seperate the fur )
Then once a week should be plenty xxxx
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PostSubject: Re: havin a bath   Mon Aug 24, 2009 3:38 pm

@Huskylove wrote:
Val ..the listerine kills any germs that are on his skin as well as being soothing.
It really does work.
He is probably suffering from the hot dry air that florida has and the baby oil will replace that the moisture he is losing.
For the first week spray him every 2 days ...dont wet him with just a light spray on his skin ( seperate the fur )
Then once a week should be plenty xxxx

Thanks for explaining that. My brain goes into overtime when I don't understand something...drives me crazy! lol

Spray it on the skin? Are you serious? Omg I can't even imagine having to spray all over him separating the fur to get at the skin. Shocked pale Please tell me this is a cruel sick joke! Laughing I still need to look for baby oil to see if I have any laying around the house somewhere. The spray coupled with the fact that he just started shedding profusely (again)...me thinks this is not going to be pleasant. No

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PostSubject: Re: havin a bath   Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:53 pm

The other way you can do it is after brushing him ..spray the mixture onto a dog BRUSH not comb...and brush it through the fur.
Make sure the brush has no sharp bits on the bristles though as you dont want to irritate the skin any more than it already is.
The ingredients in listerine have great haling properties
The active ingredients listed on Listerine bottles are menthol, thymol, methyl salicylate, and eucalyptol. Ethanol is present in concentrations of 21.6% in the flavored product and 26.9% in the original gold Listerine Antiseptic. Thymol is an antiseptic, methyl salicylate is cleaning agent, and menthol is local anesthetic.
Eucalyptol from the eucalyptus plant has sooting properties in itself.

Try it with the brushing and see how yo go.
I have many other recipes but this is by far the best one IMO
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PostSubject: Re: havin a bath   Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:49 pm

Menthol is also a big reason that it soothes. Don't forget the alcohol factor. It's an antiseptic but it will also dry out the skin.

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PostSubject: Re: havin a bath   Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:53 pm

@Huskylove wrote:
the hot dry air that florida has

Florida is not dry. As a matter of fact it's rediculously humid.

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PostSubject: Re: havin a bath   Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:58 pm

Thanks a million Linzi, you're a sweetheart and so incredibly helpful. What would I do without you?! Once I get all the ingredients to make my magic potion I will follow your instructions and we'll see how things go. Seems like everything just has to inconveniently happen all at the same time. I swear it's a madhouse over here. lol

Chad's right, FL is very humid but for some reason we do still get very dry skin as a result. Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: havin a bath   Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:00 pm

@...YouKnowWho wrote:
Don't forget the alcohol factor. It's an antiseptic but it will also dry out the skin.

Now that's what concerns me, but I'm guessing the baby oil in the mixture might counteract that?

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PostSubject: Re: havin a bath   Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:18 am

Personally I found florida air very dry which is why i said.
Everytime i go i get a dry heat rash ...not pleasant.
The alcohol in the listerine is used as a stable solution to hold the essential oils together.
Its miniscule and wont dry the skin.
In fact alcohol is present in most creams for eczema and they wouldnt put it in there if it dried the skin would they.
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PostSubject: Re: havin a bath   Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:22 pm

I'm so glad you don't have to bathe sibes that often. We just gave Jasper his first bath today and he was not too happy about it. He was practically screaming bloody murder. One of our neighbors even came out and jokingly asked what we were doing to our poor pup.
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PostSubject: Re: havin a bath   Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:39 pm

I should have updated this a long time ago I suppose. I tried Linzi's mixture and it didn't really work out very well. Not that the mixture itself was to blame but I just could not get it on my sibe's skin. His coat is so dense that spraying is not an option, I tried dipping a brush in the mix and brushing it in but even that didn't reach the skin. The only way to get the mix on his skin was to painstakingly pull his fur apart like you would when applying topical frea treatments and apply it directly to the skin over and over in different parts. That's not going to work unless I want to spend 8 hours fighting husky fur so that really didn't work for us. Crying or Very sad

What I ended up doing is just regularly (weekly) blowing out his coat which removed any loose undercoat, debris and removed the dry dead skin. Best method I have so far since there's not much I can do about the humidity. We experienced it again this summer and the problem goes away as soon as the weather gets cooler and humidity drops. My dryer is my lifeline.

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PostSubject: Re: havin a bath   Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:44 pm

WHen My SIbe is Dirty .. I wash her... When I Brought her oHome @9 Wks she was Sandy colored and Now she is Black .. I Swear I Bathed Her WHiteness away ~LOL

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1.. Were Goin SOmewhere in My Civic
2.. Stopped @ Pond Or Streams or Anywhere Yucky .. I ODnt want That On Her ..

Someoen mentioned ABout The Magic Husky Hair... They HAVe IT~ .. Mira Is Nasty One day And Clean The next ~ LOL [b]
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PostSubject: Re: havin a bath   Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:20 pm

We are going for a bath on Sat. because we have family pictures on Sun. i think im going to pay to use on of those raised tubs at the daycare place. don't want the hair in our tub! i just gave them a bath early sept b4 my mom came out but i think this will be it till spring unless they get into something.

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PostSubject: Re: havin a bath   Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:42 pm

I live in Miami and Mya was born here so the heat/humidity really don't affect her. However, when she about 1yr old she started getting these nasty rashes on her leg and above her eyebrows. The vet would give her antibiotics and it would go away. Then 2 months later it would appear again. After 3 times of this happening it never came back. I'm sure it was because of the weather in Miami. The humidity is ridiculous!!!! It's cooling down now...for Miami that's the mid 60s (LOL).

Mya goes to the groomers probably ever 2-3 months or so. I thought I should take her more often, but it seems that huskies don't need that many baths. I feel better now =0) She looks so cute with her bandanas when she goes! She's going the day before Thanksgiving so that she looks cute for my family =)
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PostSubject: Re: havin a bath   Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:00 pm

@MelissaI wrote:
I live in Miami and Mya was born here so the heat/humidity really don't affect her. However, when she about 1yr old she started getting these nasty rashes on her leg and above her eyebrows. The vet would give her antibiotics and it would go away. Then 2 months later it would appear again. After 3 times of this happening it never came back. I'm sure it was because of the weather in Miami. The humidity is ridiculous!!!!

I was talking to some folks about the humidity causing the dry skin under double coated breeds and I was told something pretty interesting. They said it's because the air is so humid outside that when we take them outside the moisture gets into their coat and reaches their skin which is no big deal. However, then we take them inside into dry air conditioned air which is a complete sudden change. Now we multiply the change from hot humid outside air to dry air conditioned air by however many times we take our dogs out every day and it all adds up to create serious dry skin issues. I haven't gotten any other opinions on that idea but I can see how it would make sense. I'm not saying that's what is causing the skin issues but it sounds like a plausible theory. I don't know what you folks think about that.
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PostSubject: Re: havin a bath   Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:21 pm

so we took sierra and jack in for a bath on sat at the city bark near my office and it was nice to use the raised tub and all but i still got soaked even with a smock thing on. then we get home and sierra is all most dry and i look at her coat and she looks PINK!!! all her white fur on her side/ belly is PINK turns out ken used a RED towel to dry her off and all i can think of is that it rubbed off on her. i called the place back to tell them she was pink and they should think of not offering that towel to any white dogs. they offered a free wash on our next visit and i had to take her up stairs and give her another bath to get the pink off. it worked, she is white again and my back hurts now.

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PostSubject: Re: havin a bath   Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:54 pm

Poor Sierra. I would've left her pink cuz she's a stupid girl.
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PostSubject: Re: havin a bath   Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:37 pm

I have read the post thus far, I am still not sure I understand, how offen I should give my puppies a bath. I took him to the vet last week and the vet said I could give him a bath one a week. I thought that was strange. Question
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PostSubject: Re: havin a bath   Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:46 pm

Bathe as needed. Kale gets smelly after about 3-4 months, so we bathe him every 3-4 months lol Bathing every week for a Sibe that isn't dirty is excessive, and it may strip the natural protective oils off the haircoat if a shampoo with a detergent is used.
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PostSubject: Re: havin a bath   Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:52 pm

Koda is 8 weeks old and just had a bath a few days ago before the breeder gave him to me.. However its really muddy out and i feel he is gonna be a mess when i get home cause he stays with my other dog in a breezeway witj a dog door.. Should i bathe him or just try and whipe him off?
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PostSubject: Re: havin a bath   Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:10 pm

@Ericobeasto wrote:
Koda is 8 weeks old and just had a bath a few days ago before the breeder gave him to me.. However its really muddy out and i feel he is gonna be a mess when i get home cause he stays with my other dog in a breezeway witj a dog door.. Should i bathe him or just try and whipe him off?

If it's just mud, I would get him wet with a hose/wash cloth and wipe him down with a towel. If he starts to smell, then I'd give him a bath. Smile Like others have said, if you give them too many baths, you'll keep stripping their essential oils on their fur/skin and it could lead to future skin problems (dandruff and etc).

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PostSubject: Re: havin a bath   Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:53 pm

http://www.amazon.com/Natures-Miracle-Wipes-70-Count-Containers/dp/B000FPJ6PA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357771603&sr=8-1&keywords=natures+miracle+wipes

I ordered this on Amazon.

-Deep cleans to eliminate touch pet odors.
-Removes pet dander while naturally moisturizing pet's coat and paws.

Most of the reviews are negative because people think that the wipes are supposed to completely replace baths (dumb), but really, it will help to just wipe off excess dirt and stuff that gets on fur.
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PostSubject: Re: havin a bath   Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:10 pm

Hey Valerie, when you mentioned the "blowout" that you do on Dakota, does that need to be a certain type of dryer? Or will any high velocity dryer work? I have one that has a colder setting on it, which Kaiah would appreciate it more I'm sure! Smile Thanks for the help!

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PostSubject: Re: havin a bath   Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:54 am

@Dski23 wrote:
Hey Valerie, when you mentioned the "blowout" that you do on Dakota, does that need to be a certain type of dryer? Or will any high velocity dryer work? I have one that has a colder setting on it, which Kaiah would appreciate it more I'm sure! Smile Thanks for the help!

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Any HV dryer will do. Although the stronger the dryer, the faster and better your results will be.

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PostSubject: Re: havin a bath   Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:04 pm

I actually have a question my Nikita when we go to the dog park rolls in the mud should I just spray her down with water and get out what i can as I just gave her a full bath to get it all out. question 2 is it easy to learn how to use the rake and furminator to get out the hair that needs to come out??
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