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    DefaultBaking Soda Bath?

    I was looking at the back of the baking soda box as I was pouring some in the poop bag and noticed the different uses side. They said you can use it to give dogs a dry bath. The instructions were something like sprinkling a half a cup of BS in the dog's coat and rubbing it in and then brushing it out.

    Has anyone ever done this? I would be worried:
    a) I wouldn't get it all.
    b) That since I wouldn't get it all the dog would lick it out of the coat and eat it? I know not really poisonous but it can't be good for them, can it? Lord knows I wouldn't want to eat it.
    c) That it could irritate the skin.

    What do you guys think?

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    DefaultRe: Baking Soda Bath?

    can't imagine why it would hurt them at all.

    I bathe and groom my labs so infrequently, I couldn't even see a need for doing this anyway.

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    DefaultRe: Baking Soda Bath?

    Well, I dunno, think about it...you can eat it, brush your teeth with it...so how bad could it be?

    ???

    It might be good if they rolled in something stinky.

    Although I'm a little paranoid about putting anything on the boys' coats. Don't want to mess with success! We aren't having itchies or hot spots, so I'm fine with just leaving well enough alone!


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    DefaultRe: Baking Soda Bath?

    It certainly won't cause any harm. But I'm with Connie. Why mess with Mother Nature's original design?

    Baking soda is good for putting on insect stings to soothe.

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    DefaultRe: Baking Soda Bath?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngusFangus
    Well, I dunno, think about it...you can eat it, brush your teeth with it...so how bad could it be?

    ???

    It might be good if they rolled in something stinky.

    Although I'm a little paranoid about putting anything on the boys' coats. Don't want to mess with success! We aren't having itchies or hot spots, so I'm fine with just leaving well enough alone!*
    Well that is what I was thinking if they rolled in something. I am the same way I don't give my dogs a bath either.* I use listerine and water when needed.* I was just reading the box and was intrigued.* But even too much of a good thing is bad so although we can eat baking soda I would have never eaten that much.* Even if I were to eat a whole batch of cookies I wouldn't be eating a half a cup.* Personally I can't stand baking soda toothpaste.* But that is just me.* The taste of too much salt in my mouth triggers my gag reflex and bad things happen.* When I go to the dentist I have to tell them NOTHING with baking soda.* I had a tech once insist that she try.* :-X* LOL* All it took was that one second spurt and that was all she wrote.* : There is now a big note in my file that says no baking soda toothpaste.* *;D* I tired to tell her but she wouldn't listen.* I guess she had to learn the hard way.

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    DefaultRe: Baking Soda Bath?

    There is now a big note in my file that says no baking soda toothpaste.
    hahahaha!


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