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    WeHeartLabs is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultTo bathe or not to bathe

    I was just wondering... Aidan has never had a "formal" bath yet. I clean him up where and when necessary.
    We are showing him this weekend...do I give him a bath? If so when? now? or day before?

    He does have some sticky areas from the robitussin from last week's run in with Kennel cough. Before I bought the gel caps, which are SO much easier, he sneezed during one dose and got some on his fur.
    Im happy to say he has stopped coughing altogether, thankfully.

    Any other NEWBIE advice you want to give me would be appreciated also. Poor labby gets at least 5 beginner questions PER day from us lol.
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    JacksAndLabs is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultRe: To bathe or not to bathe

    No bath. Either take him swimming or hose him off. Good luck this weekend!
    ~Nicole<br />Grand Ledge, MI<br /><br />

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    DefaultRe: To bathe or not to bathe

    Not to be a downer, but make sure he has not coughed or sneezed in the last 7 days, preferably 10, otherwise you should scratch as he will pass bordatella on to the other dogs there. We've all eaten our share of entries due to dog show crud :P
    Otherwise, NO BATH 8) 8)
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    DefaultRe: To bathe or not to bathe

    I agree about the kennel cough. I think I'd scratch him.

    I agree with a good swim No bath.

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    DefaultRe: To bathe or not to bathe

    NO BATH!!!!!

    Just take a wash cloth to the sticky areas and run a comb through it.



    Laura





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    DefaultRe: To bathe or not to bathe

    Hot towels are good for removing stuff from their fur.

    I usually bath but it takes days for lab coats to settle so I'd never do it the day before.

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    DefaultRe: To bathe or not to bathe

    I just learned the hard way...
    No Bath!!!

    I am a newbie too. I gave Buddy a bath and now my boy is all soft and fluffy. I've been trying to get weird cowlicks to stick down and been trying to get him dirty all week.
    AARRRR!

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