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    Question Coat Conditioner.

    I have taken on a new foster who is in very bad condition. I was wondering if anyone had any tips on how to clear up a dogs dry coat and flea bitten skin in a reasonably fast amount of time. He no longer has fleas but you can still see the after effects.

    At the moment I am washing in eucalyptus wool wash and conditioning with Pantene deep fortifying treatment conditioner. But as you can only wash a dog so many times, I was thinking of using the leave in conditioner sprays for humans. However I am not sure this is a good idea with PH levels being different and would it therefore just irritate his skin more?

    Any suggestions or things that people have already done would be greatly accepted!

    Thanks.

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    A product called ResiCHLOR. Its a leave on treatment. An aid in the treatment of superficial dermatitus associated with infections by staphylococcus intermedius in dogs.
    I used this when Geishas skin was really bad when I first got her & it helped to mantain a few sore spots, plus it smells nice.
    Hope this helps.

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    Can I get this from the vet / pet shop? Or do I need to order it online? Thanks for the suggestion.

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    Aloveen is great for sensitive skin, but for a spray I just use "I love my pet" Doggy deodorant with coat conditioner and detangler.
    It's a lanolin based spray which is very soothing and healing. It smells divine too
    It's soap free and hypoallergenic and you can get it at Safeway and Woolworths.

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    Thanks Pugger, will check it out from Woolies when I go there tomorrow.

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    One of the simplest and cheapest ways to help animals with skin irritation is to give them an oatmeal bath, it sooths the skin (and makes the coat shiny )

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    Thanks Ashaari.

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    anytime :P I am happy to help.
    and you know, sometimes the cheap old fashioned remedies work betterthan the top of the pricerange stuff lol

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    Using wool wash and pantene really isnt a good idea you are probably making it worse.
    try this Natural Shampoo
    Ingredients:
    Liquid antibacterial soap or dish soap
    Apple cider vinegar or white vinegar
    Water
    Glycerin

    Directions
    Mix together, 1 cup liquid antibacterial soap or mild dish soap, 1 cup apple cider vinegar or white vinegar, 1/3 cup glycerin and 1 quart water in a container. Mix all the ingredients well and store in an old shampoo bottle. Use this shampoo while bathing the dog and rinse well. Do not use it on the ears or near the eyes!

    OR

    First get a container that is 2 quarts, this give enough room to shake the ingredients together.

    Mix the following together:
    1 Cup ground oatmeal, you can grind this dry in a blender to a flour consistency.
    1 Cup baking soda
    1 quart warm water
    Mix together in container by shaking vigorously until well blended. (Add the water a little at a time to stop the pressure from the baking soda blowing the lid off)
    That's it! Oatmeal shampoo, easy simple, and all natural! You could store this in the fridge if you have leftover.
    It's nice to be able to do this knowing what's in it, no harsh chemicals or preservatives, and a nice fuzzy coat, or a nice head of hair for you!

    OR

    A natural flea preventitive...
    Combine 1 tablespoon of fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary to 1 pint of hot water, cover, steep for 10 minutes, strain, and cool to room temperature. After the final rinse, pour it over your dog, rub it in, and towel dry (do not rinse it off).

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    Sorry to hijack...but at what age should you start using a conditioner on your dogs coat?

    When I got Poppy I was advised I wouldn't need a conditioner as she is just a puppy. She will be 16 weeks on Sunday and I still just use the Aloeveen shampoo. Sometimes I feel her coat could do with a little bit of conditioning but its definately not dry.

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