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Post by petab on Sun Jun 09 2019, 16:36

Hi, haven't posted for a while but often check on here for info and normally find the answers I need. So now I need some help please. What shampoo is everyone using for their staffy? My boy is blue and is itching/scratching quite a bit. I've been using the same shampoo for 7 years but suddenly it makes him itch like mad. His skin is clear, he hasn't got fleas or mites. He just seem to scratch himself quite a lot. I'm wondering if its time to try a new shampoo. Suggestions please.
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Post by LizP on Sun Jun 09 2019, 17:37

I would stop shampooing him. Dogs don't need bathing unless there is a specific reason (e.g. they've rolled in something stinky). I would suggest not bathing and see if there is any change. If after a couple of months there isn't, I'd pop back to the vet and check that there is no underlying condition such as colour dilution alopecia, which is sometimes found in blue staffies due to their breeding.




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Post by Jenc on Sun Jun 09 2019, 20:01

I agree with Liz, I only ever shampoo Katy if she's had a serious roll in fox poo sick Other than that she just gets hosed off if she's mucky Smile Katy will scratch more this time of year due to the long grass she charges through, I give her human antihistamines if she shows a problem with itching.


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Post by gillybrent on Sun Jun 09 2019, 20:40

Yes, it's not good to bathe too often. 


If, however, there is a need, and your dog has sensitive skin, Dermadog is a good one.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Animology-Derma-Fragrance-Shampoo-250ml/dp/B00DU9VJLM/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=derma+dog&qid=1560109252&s=gateway&sr=8-1

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Post by LizP on Mon Jun 10 2019, 08:39

Jenc wrote: Katy will scratch more this time of year due to the long grass she charges through, I give her human antihistamines if she shows a problem with itching.

Same here with Chaos. He has a daily Loratadine during the spring/summer.

On other thought on bathing dogs - over bathing can actually make skin worse, as it strips away the dog's natural coat oils.


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