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    Hmmm, ok, if you say so. I'm just going by the info in the post, and the fact the groomer disagrees...

    I have allergies to my dog, but I don't scrub her clean weekly. I scrub myself clean when I get a reaction to her. It's not her fault I have allergies to her.

    I don't know the whole situation however, so I'm not judging... hence the smileys. I was just trying to give my 2 cents in a positive way... I saw nothing about treating skin conditions or allergies, or about any kind of medicated shampoos involved... that's all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lollen View Post
    Anne... washing your dogs that frequently is very good for them at all, the groomer is right and they know their stuff. It strips their coats of natural oils. I hope you are at least using a conditioner as well as shampoo... maybe if you want them cleaned that often, find something to substitute shampoo, or just use water?

    Wrong. I have always washed my dogs weekly. Always. Their coats are glossy and in great shape. Dogs do not need conditioner either unless you have a long hairde dog and you need assistance with tangles and similar.

    The groomer may know her own business very well, but she doesn't know mine. She is also very busy and cannot wash my dogs as often as I want.

    Dog fur, much like human hair follicles, will react exactly the same when washed frequently. It will stimualte the follicle to produce more oil. The idea that it damages the coat is a long held fallacy that I tire of hearing.

    Thanks for your advice anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelanBatty View Post
    I think Anne knows her dogs very well. If I remember correctly either someone in her house has allergies or the dogs need to be treated for contact allergies? Can't recall which, but Anne is doing the right thing for her dogs.

    ETA: She's also been involved with Pugs for a very long time. She knows her stuff.
    Thanks AngelanBatty.

    My own dogs don't have allergies, and neither do myself or my husband, but I have had numerous rescues in with allergies and skin conditions.

    I simply hate dirt, germs and smelly dogs. I am very house proud and Pugs tend to be smelly little dogs compared to many other breeds. I adore my dogs, but I adore them more when they are clean and fresh.

    Washing my dogs very frequently also assists with their shedding. For anyone who has ever met a Pug or had anything to do with them, you will know how much hair they lose 24/7/365! It is simply astounding. Having three who live inside, and when rescuing I would have up to 6 at a time in my house day in day out, if I didn't vacuum daily and wash the dogs frequently I would not see my floors for fur!
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    Sorry Anne, I'm getting confused, my bad!

    I love plugging the hair dryer in outside and blowing Batty's loose coat out... I know it's cheating, but it works!

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    I saw an ad the other day for a Dyson pet vacuum! It sucks the hair off the dog and has some kind of brush thing on the end of it. If the brush on the end was a Furminator, I'd buy it!
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    Here you go Lollen, this video (although it is long) will give you more info about how often you can wash dogs;
    How Often Should You Bathe Your Pet?

    The video is mainly for dogs with skin problems, which mine do not neccessarily have, but it will help you understand my comments.
    Last edited by Anne; 05-10-2011 at 01:38 PM.
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    Goodness - I never bath my dogs LOL. The red dust and the dry climate out here must keep them clean. They all have super shiny coats, dont smell and the Border collies white bits are white.

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    1. How often do you groom your dog and to what extent?
    A brush maybe once a week. She is only bathed if necessary for fleas, or if she has rolled around in a smelly/muddy puddle. Nails are trimmed as required.
    2. How often do you take it to the groomers, and for what service?
    Never
    3. Where do you wash your dog? (eg. kitchen sink? Patio?)
    Backyard, on concrete, or bath if the weather is cold
    4. Any annoyances or difficulties?
    Trimming her nails
    5. What are the tasks you go through to wash and groom your dog?
    wet, shampoo, wash off, towel dry
    6. How would you describe your feelings towards grooming?
    Glad I have a short-haired dog!
    7. What tools/equipment is used?
    hose and bucket (or shower rose if in bath), shampoo, brush, nail clippers, towel
    8. How many dogs?
    1
    9. How were you taught the grooming process?
    self-taught
    10. How important are your dogs appearance?
    As long as she looks healthy (i.e. shiny coat), her appearance doesn't bother me. I groom to get rid of smells/dirt.
    11. Age group: 26-35

    I think you've missed a big question, namely what sort of dog do you have. I have a short haired cattle dog X which has very different requirements to a poodle or long-haired dog.

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    If I don't wash my Crested regularly he gets pimples and blackheads from too much oil on the skin.

    I have actually used exfoliator pads on his legs before because I waited to long between baths and his thighs got all bumpy.

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    Just going by my own naturally oily skin - if I wash too often with stuff for "oily skin", I get all sorts of problems from itches, flaking, and then loads of pimples and infections, including all over my scalp. It's not fun.

    So I use johnsons baby shampoo and conditioner on my hair and the dog - as few times as possible. And I use sorbolene soap on the rest of me.

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