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Q: Are baby wipes ok to use on puppies?

May 20, 2010 | By Stephanie | 4 answers | Expired: 1659 days ago

Stephanie

I have a 4 1/2 month lab puppy and was wondering if anybody knows if it would be safe for me to use natural baby wipes to clean of his little paws and face when dirty.

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Josiesue02
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May 22, 2010

I wouldnt use any human products on animals because even if it doesnt affect them now, after continued use it could cause skin and fur problems. If you want something like baby wipes, they have puppy wipes at the pet stores. Theyre for in-between baths for puppies. I personally just use a wet wash cloth and if it doesnt clean the spot then i know my pup needs a full bath.

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Stephanie  C.
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May 20, 2010

We used baby wipes on our pups. I know how quickly they can get messy. I think its okay. Try to use the nonscented ones without lotions and stuff. I don't recommend them for bathing, but wiping up messes I think is fine.

Good luck!

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Peighton  K.
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May 20, 2010

You can use baby wipes on dogs as long as you use the non-scented, hypoallergenic ones and not all the time. I use baby wipes for ears and to wipe off feet.

As long as you are using proper shampoos, mild ones formulated for dogs that are formulated for frequent use (and many of the ones sold at department stores such as the Hartz brand are actually harsh, you want to go on line and get the higher end shampoos), you can bathe a dog weekly. I used to bath my dogs several times a month when we were very actively showing and doing pet therapy. I never had issues with dry skin as I chose products carefully and made sure my dogs were on a good diet.

FYI - my sister is a vet and she has bathed puppies before they were done with shots. We have a current litter that

However, I would NOT take young pups to grooming facilities if they are not up to date on everything or completed the puppy series - this can be a risk. But just bathing a pup at home is no worry - as loing as you do it and do not call in a mobile groomer. It is being exposed to lots of other dogs before the puppy series is done that is the risk - not bathing the pup.

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Nicole F.
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May 20, 2010

I wouldn't recommend using products for humans (even babies) since our skin is much different from dog's skin. Also, the baby products are usually highly scented and have chemicals (make sure to read the labels carefully). I really like the EarthBath grooming wipes. They are not made with crazy chemicals and come in a couple scents as well as a hypoallergenic verion. I also like that they do not remove the flea/tick products. They also have face wipes. You can check them out at www.earthbath.com. They don't sell online but you can see their retailers (both online and in-store). Of course you could also use Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap for sensitive skin - dilute it in a small bucket/bin and dip your puppy's paws in, rub to clean and then dry with a towel. I wouldn't recommend using the soap too close to your puppy's eyes, though I'm sure you wouldn't anyway. www.drbronner.com
Good luck with your adorable puppy!

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