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Old 03-25-2012, 07:41 AM
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little white specks all over my puppy?

I bathed her a little with a cloth and a little dog shampoo and now it seems she has little specks all over her.
is it dandruff?
bad shampoo?


how can i get rid of it??
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Sounds like dandruff. Did you thoroughly rinse out the shampoo with warm, running water? That is necessary to keep the soap from irritating her skin.

Then make sure you keep the wee one warm until she is dry! That means wrap her in a towel and hold her on your lap until she is all the way dry. She'll probably fall asleep on your lap. Its actually a bit stressful for a puppy to be bathed in terms of you just cannot help getting them a bit cold for a bit. (especially a little tiny short haired pup such as yours. Watch your water temperature carefully... it should feel just warm to you, not hot like humans like baths. You can probably do this in the kitchen sink.)

Overall, bathing dogs, IMO, is overrated. Unless she gets poopy or rolls in something stinky, there really is not a need to bath a dog very often.

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Sounds like dandruff. Did you thoroughly rinse out the shampoo with warm, running water? That is necessary to keep the soap from irritating her skin.

Then make sure you keep the wee one warm until she is dry! That means wrap her in a towel and hold her on your lap until she is all the way dry. She'll probably fall asleep on your lap. Its actually a bit stressful for a puppy to be bathed in terms of you just cannot help getting them a bit cold for a bit. (especially a little tiny short haired pup such as yours. Watch your water temperature carefully... it should feel just warm to you, not hot like humans like baths. You can probably do this in the kitchen sink.)

Overall, bathing dogs, IMO, is overrated. Unless she gets poopy or rolls in something stinky, there really is not a need to bath a dog very often.
I agree , we never bathed our dogs a lot when we where kids. In fact our Beagle never got a bath as his fur was so short and he never smelled bad. He smelled like a dog and not some kind of flower! I have to tell the groomers not to put perfumes on my poodles! The first thing they want to do is roll in the ground to get rid of the perfume and I can't blame my dog, I hate it too! And we did not have our dog teeth cleaned and dogs lived to old.
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