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    Usually a bad thing, especially with this breed.

    But I've discovered something, at least with Baxter. He has constant skin problems, but I constantly find him laying in his patch of grass which he pees and poops on. Additionally from time to time he will have an accident in his bed, which of course he lays on. I have washed the thing five million times at least.

    Anyways, the point is, a lot of the skin conditions (severe red marks) i thought were from food. Then the vet suggested neosporin and I was shocked to see them clear up almost immediately overnight. That tells me bacterial. Not allergic....

    Earlier this week I was getting in the shower, and in waddles Baxter. Im like "Oh really, are you sure you want to be in here?" He just looked at me and sniffed his nostrils at me. So I turned on the shower, and washed him down. But with no soap. No shampoo. No nothing. Just water. He'd been playing with the dogs at the daycare, which I am confident gets him quite dirty, and possible infections, etc.

    Three or four times this week he's had a water rinse (no soaps or anything) while I showered, and ... his skin looks better than I have ever seen it, since the day I got him. All the red marks have gone "skin color" and are healing perfectly. Everything is clearing up beautifully, and his fur just looks brilliantly fluffy and healthy.

    Maybe it was a contact dermatitis of some sort, and I am rinsing off the allergens. Maybe rinsing off any residue of feces and urine is whats helping. Do dogs sweat? Maybe thats part of it. Surely plain water won't hurt them or cause issues right? If so ... i may keep this up.

    I swear this dog eats the same food I do, and now he may even be showering on the same schedule. I mean why not right?

    Any thoughts?
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    Default Re: Several Showers Per Week

    My Joey doesn't have any skin issues but she does go roll in soil every now and then so she showers quite a lot Just like you I don't use shampoo other than if it's really necessary, water is enough just to rinse the soil off. The only thing I've noticed with Joey is that if her feet stay wet she gets cysts between her toes. Same goes for rainy moist weather. But that's an easy fix, I just make sure I dry her feet nicely and if needed put some baby powder if it's hard to get it dry with a towel. Jo can be quite a wrestler when it comes to wiping her feet

    It's great you found a good way to get rid of his skin issues
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    Default Re: Several Showers Per Week

    I have no "real" knowledge on this, but it seems to be working for Baxter!

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    Default Re: Several Showers Per Week

    Harlea loves to roll around in the dirt and mud all the time as well as play in her pool. She loves water. She will get soaking wet a few times a week but we only use shampoo once or twice a month tops. Her skin is nice and pretty.
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    Default Re: Several Showers Per Week

    its definitely food for thought, we like to be clean and feel clean why wouldn't they? I think its cute he likes to shower with Daddy maybe it makes him feel like a big boy, who knows LOL if its working keep it up. So glad you have found a solution.

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    Sounds like allergens to me are the culprit... I don't bathe my dogs because I'm allergic to dogs!!! I do get shots, and it's manageable but for some reason bathing them is an issue for me. I take them to the groomers every 6 to 8 weeks.

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    Default Re: Several Showers Per Week

    My guys love the hose and pool, but not the shower.... I noticed in the summer, all the hose/pool play they do look great. So if it is working and seems to keep the natural oils in place... Should be fine for the fur/coat.
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    Default Re: Several Showers Per Week

    The water baths won't hurt a thing, because they do not wash off all the natural oils that his skin needs, and as you say, it is washing off the contaminants, so that is helping. So happy it is working for him. He knew what he needed.
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    Great thank you everyone!

    I wouldn't say he enjoys the showers, but he is very polite and tolerates them well. Good natured about it. Very calm and quiet. Doesn't seem to be sure what to make of it.

    Its after the shower that the fun begins. I swear its his happiest moment. I dry him off and he goes crazy in the towel making piggy noises and little baby snarl noises while "gumming" the towel.

    Once I let him down, he curls into the little piglet ball position and starts running around the house as fast as he can. Its got to be the funniest thing. He's so happy for some reason.

    Glad the water is nothing but good for him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baxter Tiberius View Post
    Great thank you everyone!

    I wouldn't say he enjoys the showers, but he is very polite and tolerates them well. Good natured about it. Very calm and quiet. Doesn't seem to be sure what to make of it.

    Its after the shower that the fun begins. I swear its his happiest moment. I dry him off and he goes crazy in the towel making piggy noises and little baby snarl noises while "gumming" the towel.

    Once I let him down, he curls into the little piglet ball position and starts running around the house as fast as he can. Its got to be the funniest thing. He's so happy for some reason.

    Glad the water is nothing but good for him
    We call that the tuck and run lol

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    Default Re: Several Showers Per Week

    Your on to something here it seems to me

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    we call that the tuck and run
    LOL! Great name for it. They turn into little cannonballs.

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