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post #31 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-19-2009, 07:36 PM
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I bath Amber at least once a week with all the swimming, hiking, and the hundreds of people that we come into contact with. Her coat is incredible, so shiny and sof.

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I had Max shaved at a groomer because he had such baaaad skin infection and I had to administer meds 2 times a day with a medicated bath 2 times a week! He was shaved down to nothing and its been about a month but he is growing in beautifully(and so soft!)!

I have had him "puppy cut" before, and he was adorable. I didn't know it was BAD to shave a golden or I wouldn't have done it without a medical reason. His coat grew back in really fast, and it is as silky and soft as ever. I don't think his coat was damaged or changed at all. He has always had a beautiful coat, but now that I know shaving a golden is bad, you can be sure I won't do it again!
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I've been bathing Max only when he's really filthy because I really thought I wasn't supposed to do it more often. Well, slap me and call me a dingbat! That's one of the reasons I enjoy this forum so much, I learn a lot!
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post #34 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-20-2009, 01:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Celeigh View Post
Get a Furminator, don't shave the poor things!
Or go to a groomer and tell them you need your Golden to shed less and see what they recommend. IF they recommend shaving... don't walk... RUN to the nearest EXIT!!!!!

I don't know if it helps.... and I don't know what they do because I have never ask.... but Jr sheds much less (almost 0) when he has been to the groomer vs me washing him in the bath tub.

{At the moment.... the groomer has been a weekly event due to my tibia bone cyst surgery.... NO WAY could I do him at current... and IF it were for my Aunt and Nephew helping me out by taking him to the dog salon.... he would be one smelly puppy.)(Puppy.... ... I should have said Horse!!!! )
Jean-luc at the Bridge 1990-2008.
Rest comfortably my dearest friend.... I will always LOVE you!!!!
Originally Posted by Admiral James T. Kirk
"Of my friend, I can only say this: of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most...... human."
Jean-luc, Jr. (Junior) Born 11/13/2007
Make it so!!!!!!!!! Engage!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Buy a Furminator or something! Dont shave!
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