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    Default Dry Washing

    Wasn't too sure where to put this, sorry.

    Does anyone have any experience/knowledge about dry washes for a dog?

    Can anyone recommend a good one they have found successful?

    Inca had some fun this morning with the hose (me too) but of course, she stinks now. Especially as she's inside the house a lot. I do not wish to wash her consistently (as she must be groomed thoroughly before every wash etc), so thought I'd investigate the dry shampoos or any such other product that would do the trick.

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    sorry DA I have no idea...but WOW WOW WOW Inca is just precious....what a beautiful girl you have.

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    Thank you Judge.

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    I've never heard of a dry wash for a dog.

    Most of the deodorising powders for carpets have something to do with bicarb soda, you could try that (bicarb soda). I'd try it on a bit of me first, ie sprinkle a bit of your arm with some bicarb soda and then spray with a bit of 1 part vinegar to 10 part water and wipe off. If the fizzing doesn't bother you it won't bother the dog - I guess. And instead of the spray and wipe - you could try brushing or vaccuming (low suction power) the bicarb off but I'm not sure how thrilled your puppy will be about that. And I'm pretty sure there would still be a bit of fizzing if she got wet again - so you need to test that doesn't hurt at all.

    If my dog rolls in something stinky - I wash her with johnsons baby shampoo and conditioner - cos it doesn't hurt a doggies eyes... and rinse and dry.

    You may want to investigate shammy leather towels and blow driers - I'm sure if she was dry she'd be less stinky. And then there's the mint tea wash or maybe the couldy apple cider vinegar wash that others have been talking about.

    Frosty likes the stuff I use, because I use the same stuff on me, so she gets to smell like me for a while. Dead mouse perfume doesn't go so well with me.

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    Yeah, there are dry washes out there, Hy.

    Often used and possibly originated for dogs who for some reason or another (usually due to illness etc) weren't able to be bathed with water and shampoo.

    It's been many many years since I used them, so have no idea what is out there on the market these days.

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    Ive got one for the cat - dont think much of it personally - i think theyre going to get a bath in the laundry sink before long

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    Ooooh. I love buying dog coat products...

    Try this site to start with:

    Pet Network - Online Shopping Store for all your Pet Accessories

    Check out the coat finishing products section for some good stuff. Also under shampoos.

    For dry cleaning I use potato flour, which you can get from these guys for less than $10. It's better than chalk which makes the coat quite stiff. You can use talcum powder but again the potato flour is better. But the scent in talc can be nice if they get smelly!

    You will find some lovely coat sprays and conditioners which make grooming so much easier between baths, they will keep the hair softer and more manageable, less prone to knotting.

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    Oh thank you sooo much for that link, Nattylou! Much appreciated.

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    You're very welcome.

    What does it mean when you don't care what shampoo you use on your own hair too much but you obsess over finding just the right ones for your dogs?? That's me...

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