Choose a basic hypoallergenic, moisturizing shampoo unless your pet has a skin condition that requires a medicated shampoo.
If your veterinarian prescribes a medicated shampoo, bath time may be extended. Medicated shampoos only work while they are in contact with the skin, so the pet needs to soak with the suds on him.
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Fortunately, sudsy, soaking pets do not have to remain confined in the bath tub. They can be walked on a warm, sunny day while soaking in the shampoo.
Pic of the Day: My local rescue has a program called Book Buddies where kids read to sheltered cats to sooth them.