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    DefaultThe Listerine trick - anyone know ratio?

    My dogs got into something at the park and they're a bit... on the nose at the moment. I'm supposed to give birth to a baby 3 days ago so I'm not really feeling up to bathing them and the only professional dog washer I can get a hold of can't do it until next Tuesday (and wants to charge me $70!! ) So I'm thinking to resort to the Listerine doggy-deodorant trick so that they don't stink my SIL's house out when they go there to stay while their baby brother/sister is born. I haven't tried it before though, so can some kind person please tell me the ratio of Listerine to water so I don't burn my poor puppies' skin off?

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    50/50 water to mouthwash. You might be able to do 60/40 MW to water if it is really nasty. The mixture can be a little drying but if you are only going to do it to fix this problem it should be okay. I wouldn't use that strong a mixture several xs a week though. Or you might be able to use some massengil <spelling
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    DefaultRe: The Listerine trick - anyone know ratio?

    Thank you! Don't worry, I'm only going to use it the once - well, maybe once now and then once before we hop in the car to go to the hospital.

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    DefaultRe: The Listerine trick - anyone know ratio?

    Do you have a neighbor kid that you can pay $20 to give your dog a bath? I have done that before as long as I can watch.

    Good luck with the baby ;D

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    DefaultRe: The Listerine trick - anyone know ratio?

    That is a geat suggestion about a neighbor kid. I have a 7 year old across the street that would bathe Hershey Kisses every day if I would let her. So for HK has only had one bath. It was admininstered by the yong girl. I thick it was more work for me than if I did it myself. Helping to mange he dog, and saving the little girl at the same time.
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    DefaultRe: The Listerine trick - anyone know ratio?

    You would have to have a kid a little older than 7! Maybe at least 12 or older, but then again a kid that age would want more money. The kids that I have know have always been very happy to wash and play with my dogs.

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