12-06-2017, 10:49 PM
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Upstate, ny - no not the city
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Originally Posted by leashedForLife
Originally Posted by Ratchet7117
Simple Dawn dish soap can get rid of fleas...
& an oatmeal based shampoo is very soothing
I would never use detergent on a dog's skin - even healthy, unbroken skin! - let alone on a dog with extremely inflamed skin, & open sores. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.dogforum.com/images/smilies/eek.gif[/IMG]
Detergent is bad for skin, it strips all the natural oils & leaves it harsh, dried-out & unprotected.
Also, i think by "oatmeal based", U are actually thinking of colloidal oatmeal
has a k9 dermatologist seen this dog? // If not, i'd ask my GP vet for a referral.
U need the big guns on this one, a proper diagnostic work-up. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.dogforum.com/images/smilies/frown.gif[/IMG]
I may have worded that wrong and I'm sorry, no I would never use it on a dog with the skin problems showing as they are now, I ment for a one time is desperate need use for fleas (like when I got Dexter I had to use it once because he was so infested but then switched to a very gentle puppy shampoo)
My point was the flea shampoos tend to be harsh because of what is added to em. So once again sorry, I have a hard time working things right some times.