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    DefaultI want to bath Jack myself. Any suggestions for soap.

    I have always taken Jack to a groomer but I want to take him to a "you bath shop" and I would appreciate any suggestions for soap to use or rinse Any suggestions would be appreciated. I have bathed him before in the lake in the summer but I am looking to do a professional job by myself. Thank you in advance for any assistance.
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    Why do you bathe a Lab at all?

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    Is there a reason why you feel the need to bath him ?

    I wouldn't recommend bathing a Lab unless he had rolled insomething nasty !

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    I agree with teh above - labs don't need "professional baths". If Rocky gets into something stinky I stick him in the tub, get him wet, use a dog shampoo and laterh him up then rinse. Get a towel to get most of the water off. This is done maybe once a year. Maybe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScorpianAbarth View Post
    Why do you bathe a Lab at all?
    Probably because some things they get into won't wash off with water alone.

    I use Oster's Oatmeal Naturals for puppies (even for Moxie). It's all natural, no dyes or perfumes, is biodegradable and still works and smells great.

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    Well that would be fair enough, it just sounds like this is more of a regular 'grooming' thing than a if they roll in/get into something dirty

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    I bathe them twice or three times a year at most, always at home. I just use a regular oatmeal dog shampoo. Just make sure to rinse rinse rinse rinse.... because once it gets inside their undercoat you really have to wash it off.

    Be careful with his eyes (don´t get any shampoo) and ears.

    I just dry them with a towel, and let them finish the process in the sun. For the ears I just use a cotton ball and gently clean them. I don´t do the nails, they do themselves with our daily walks and never seem to need any trimming.

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    Baloo has had two baths in his whole life, and he is almost 5. Both of them were a result of an unfortunate encounter with excrement of some sort.

    If it's just mud/dirt, water and a good rub down works just fine.
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    Really..... I just thought that they need a bath sometimes. Right now he has not had a bath since July in the lake and he is starting to have an unshiny look. I do plan on giving him a really good brushing before I take him. There seams to be a bit of a dandruff in his hair. This has only started the last month. Is this the opinion of everyone out there. I want to what is best for him. I realize that the hair puts out an oil not real nice smell when it gets wet. I know this is natural and it sort of defeats the purpose. Okay any more thoughts from anyone.
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    Try some fish oil or actual oily fish as a supplement in his diet ! Scurf can have a number of causes but I still don't think it's a reason for a bath. Brushing will also improve the coat.

    My dogs smell but it's a doggy smell and I don't find it offensive in the least but I can see how some people would be house proud enough to feel the need to remove the smell.

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