How do you guys keep your dogs clean? (1 Viewer)

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Juan Derlust

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Call me a fool for asking - if it's so puzzling maintaining your pet, why do you have one? Are you a duck hunter/game-keeper? Do you have a herd of sheep you're managing? Don't get me wrong - I love animals. Even most bugs. I've had people pay me to crazy money to mind their imprisoned animals while they chase their dreams: dogs, cats, fish, birds - even a turtle. I'm in no position to harbor pets myself, yet I'm fascinated by the entire pet universe.
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Engineer J Lupo

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I just hose that bitch down. She gets Bert's Bees Oatmeal shampoo about every three weeks or so and then random days between I'll hose her down. She always darts right for the dirt or a dead fish or a pile of manure or whatever the worst possible thing would be to roll in after a bath and she'll roll in that and fuck the whole thing up anyway so idk.. I just try to keep up on it. I remove her eye boogers probably 4 times a day, and that's pretty much her entire hygiene schedule.


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Give your dog a full body wax when you get yours done, the dirt and filth will just roll right off you two.
Sep 14, 2018
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Humboldt County, CA
They aren't cats.

I just take my beast into the tub or shower with me, the same way you would a very little kid. She's never been afraid of getting wet and I think she kind of likes the snuggles.

The vet says every week is fine. She gets dirty.

I use Earthbath Oatmeal shampoo, but my dog is kind of spoiled. The important thing is that dogs' Ph balance is different than humans'. You could just use dish soap with the right amount of vinegar or lemon juice. There are recipes on the internet.

I've got to brush her darned near every day, comb out fleas during flea season, keep her nails filed down, and clip the hair between her paw pads and these little tufts on her face that would grow into her eyes if I didn't.

She still looks like a scruffy little ragamuffin tomboy.

I don't love my dog because I think she's cute, I think my dog is cute because I love her.


Jun 3, 2019
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El Paso, TX
My dog doesn't get very dirty. I walk miles and miles, and there's no way she'd be able to keep up. So usually she stays indoors. As such, she gets a bath about every two weeks, unless she gets poop in her fur, then she gets an extra bath. I use an oatmeal shampoo, it's Hartz brand. And she gets brushed about every other day.

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