Questions tagged [bathing]

The act of rendering a pet clean through shower or bath or scrubbing purposes; may also refer to a cat "bathing" itself via tongue.

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My cats hair is balding after I showered her with human shampoo

I bathed my cat with human shampoo because she got stuck in rat glue and I had no idea how to remove it. I rubbed her with vegetable oil based on what google said to use and it came off but then after ...
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How long can I use dry shampoo for cats after it expired?

I found some dry shampoo in my bathroom and I thought my mom bought it when she went to the grocery store last week. However, after I used it on my sister's cat I noticed it expired 12 years ago and I ...
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Cat bath and its ears considerations

We have a lovely Persian cat which likes to go to our yard and sit outside. So we bath him almost every month; this time I was the one who bathed him, so I washed him by pouring water on his head ...
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Can I bathe my cockatoo with Dettol solution?

Of course I'm not talking about an equal mixture of water and Dettol, just a cap full into the bucket. That's how I do it with my dogs and they've never had a problem. Speaking of dogs, I don't have ...
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How do I safely bathe a chinchilla in their dust?

I know that chinchillas are NOT allowed to come in contact with a large amount of water, so how do I bathe them in their dust?
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Do hairless cats need bath? If yes then do they need some special hairless cat soap? [duplicate]

Do hairless cats need bath? How often? Do I need special hairless cat soap? Any advice is appreciated.
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Long-haired cat has poop caked on butt [duplicate]

I have a 10 year old long-haired cat and for the very first time. Now it is an absolute mess! She Will NOT tolerate a bath. I've always had dogs. So this is new to me. PLEASE HELP!
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How often should i give bath to my cat? She feels so much afraid of water [duplicate]

My cat feels so scared of bath. And whenever i give her bath she tries to attack me and acts so aggressive. So i want to know how often should i give her bath and what should i do to make her feel ...
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My step mom has a American bull massive and Rottweiler mixed dog and he smells awfully disgusting [duplicate]

He is huge and he hasn't had a bath in 3 years and he smells awful and I keep telling them it's bad for his health but they aren't listening I mean he smells like unbelievable disgusting the whole ...
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How is a dog's health affected if he's (almost) never bathed?

So, I have a neighbor on my street who has a Husky/Samoyed mix (he frequently reminds me that he's a kill shelter dog but that they got him DNA tested, hoping they'd find out he was 100% Samoyed). He ...
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Is it OK to wash my dogs head/face with the hose and dog shampoo?

I feel like I have read that it's a bad choice to wash your dog's head and face, because you could get water in their ears and have their eyes irritated. What are some options I can try that would ...
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Post bath - ferret full blown attacking other ferret!

I have 2 jills that have lived together, for the most part, peacefully for the past 4 years. I have recently bathed them and used a new ferret shampoo that is lightly scented. After bathing, I did the ...
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Liquid Dial dish soap for flea-soap(shampoo) usage

Looking for answer that is scientific in nature and not just an opinion. When using dial (on my cat) it helps kill the fleas, sometimes better than even cheap flea-shampoos do. But like those cheap ...
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Is cleaning a dog's floppy ears necessary?

Me again. So my baby, Peanut, now a 14 month old female spayed Dachshund is growing into herself. I figure she's as big as she'll get, which is pretty darned small. (She's a miniature.) I've read that ...
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Why is it important to clean a tortoise's shell?

I have this tortoise "Jabuti" (Red-footed tortoise), for like 20 years, his shell was never cleaned because he always lived in the garden with mud. I have read about tortoise care suggesting to clean ...
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Can expired cat shampoo still be use?

I am using this BioGance cat shampoo for my cat. However since I did not need to bathe my cat that frequently (usually once every 2-3 months depending if she needs a bath), I found that the shampoo to ...
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How can I help my cat to enjoy, or at least accept, bathing

I have a two year old female cat. I'm used to bathe her once a week with a special shampoo for cats. Sadly, the cat never liked the bath. Instead, few times when I start preparing the bath for her (e....
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Can I bathe my cat with shampoo?

I have a cat that's almost six months old and she really needs a bath. She's allowed to go outside so she sometimes comes back inside dirty. Are there any problems relating to bathing her that I ...
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How do you clean poop out of a long hair cat's fur?

I have never had a long-hair cat before. We just picked up two that we rescued, and brought them home. One of them pooped in the carrier during the drive home. There is now poop in her fur. I ...
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How can I keep a guinea pig clean?

We recently adopted a guinea pig and in contrast to our rabbits, he's a smelly slob. We clean his cage every other day, yet he's still musty. He has a litter pan which he uses, but still ...
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Can a bath really kill a rabbit?

There is some controversy on bathing rabbits. There are multiple claims that bathing a rabbit can cause a fatal shock at the same time there are multiple videos online of bunnies getting a bath. ...
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How should I schedule application of flea preventative against bathing?

I apply a flea / tick / mosquito preventative (SimpleGuard) to the back of my dog on the first of every month. I have to assume bathing my dog will affect the effectiveness of any applied ...
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Should I bathe my hamster?

While reading the Hamsterific hamster FAQ, I read about never giving hamsters a bath. That's a naughty word in the hamster world; hamsters don't like water sports. Nature has provided hamsters with ...
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How do I bathe my cat?

We have a skin infection going around in our house right now, and the vet's instructions were to bathe the cats with a special shampoo. Once we get them lathered up, the shampoo has to sit on their ...
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How can I clean the shell of my tortoise?

The top and bottom of my tortoise's shell tend to get messy from wet substrate, waste, etc. How can I safely clean the shell, without damaging it in any way?
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How do I comfortably and safely bathe my Whippet?

I posted this question about my whippet here: How can I help my Whippet cope with his shaking and trembling? This is a question related to my whippets shivering, but a little specific. He is very ...
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Why does my dog roll in gross stuff?

Sometimes my occasionally timid dog comes in from the backyard with extreme confidence, jumps up next to us, and we simply want to vomit due to the incredibly new and violently horrible stench he has ...
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How often is too often to bathe a dog?

I have a pug/Chihuahua/Pomeranian mix that we bathe once a week. Is this too often? I find that if we leave her without a bath for more then a week and a half she starts to develop a faint smell (...
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