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Old 09-08-2010, 02:45 PM
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Baby Shampoo for Puppy?

Is it safe to use baby shampoo to bathe a puppy? Is the ph at the right level or would it irritate her coat and damage her fur?(6 week old Pom pup btw)
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Never use human washes, lotions, etc on dogs.
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Ok, thank you. I was wondering because someone told me that dogs and humans have a similar ph or something.
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hmmmm, i don't know the answer...we always used it on our small pets (mice hamsters, rats etc) without any ill effects.

Puppy shampoo is just so inexpensive, it would be better to be safe IMO.
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You can always ask your groomer or vet if its safe, I guess baby shampoo would possibly be ok but definitely not grown up shampoos. Baby shampoos don't have the same chemicals right? I don't have a kid so I don't know
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yes, they are much much milder.
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Ok what I would do is go to the store and compare ingredients
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Problem solved, I went to the petstore and bought a puppy shampoo, conditioner and detangler combo.
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Better to not use human baby shampoos -- ever if they are mild for babies, the PH balance is different for any human shampoo than what's just right for dogs. I really like the TrueBlue Puppy Shampoo... found it on Amazon.
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I'd better go tell all the Afghan people to get the Pantene, Tresemme, and Suave away from their dogs :P Honestly though each dog is different, different breeds have different coat types, and some dogs do well or better on human shampoos. I use Jhonson & Jhonsons oatmeal baby shampoo on my dachshund who had major skin issues going on; since using the baby shompoo on a regular basis to keep him clean he hasn't had anymore issues. I've also sucsesfully used dawn blue dish soap on all of my dogs when we had a bad flea season and nothing else was working. That being said I wouldn't recomend using any kind of shampoo, human or dog friendly, on a puppy under 8-12weeks old. Just plain water should be enough to clean a young pup; besides they just end up getting dirty a few hours later anyways so there's no point in wasting costly shampoo.
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