- Dec 9, 2016
- United States
- Bulldog(s) Names
- King Louie, Jax (French Bulldog) and Ella Mae
I just got my puppy a week ago and was told to only use the blue Dawn liquid soap. Anyone else use that?
I have actually read that is not a good idea to use it:
Why Dish Detergent May Not be Safe for Dogs
The reason Dawn is used on birds after an oil spill is because they need to quickly remove the oil from their bodies so that they can then start treating the damage done to their skin. The reason Dawn is used in the skunk smell remover is that a skunk's spray has an oily consistency that clings to a dog's coat and skin – Dawn breaks it up, helping us to remove the majority of the spray quickly.
The common denominator is that dish detergent can be very harsh; it has to be to get the job done. And for some dogs, it may be too harsh for regular bathing. With regular use, you may see your dog's skin become irritated and dry.