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Use This Kitchen Item For a Waterless, Sudsless Doggie Bath

Lemme guess the worst part of pet bath time at your house: that water shook all over you, a telltale wet dog smell, or perhaps holding your pet still enough to rinse out the shampoo? Seems many of my trickiest times come from water anyway. While there's perfume and waterless spray shampoo in a pinch, there's another household product found in your kitchen: cornstarch!

I remembered this useful item when checking out last Saturday's Groomer Has It, where they had to clean dogs with no water, soap, tub, or dryer, and worked with this. If you want to save money with a DIY, get my steps to get started when you

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  • Grab a large towel, or several towels, depending on the size of your dog. Lay them out to form your workspace and an easier area to clean up.
  • Sprinkle a small amount of cornstarch all over your pooch and rub it in like a massage. A little goes a long way — not even two tablespoons on all of North — and continue until you've covered his whole body.
  • Using a comb, comb out the cornstarch and follow with a good brushing, if desired.
  • Wipe off your pooch and he's as good as clean . . . for now anyway.

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Rally-RE Rally-RE 7 years
yuck! the poor pup. is this really good for their skin? just break down and give the pup a bath!
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
i use this on my own hair if i need a quick wash! not very often, but once or twice in college :)
Ellenora Ellenora 7 years
Zena only likes being brushed when she wants a brushing and she sits still for about 5 minutes so corn starch is out of the question. I've finally trained (positive reinforcement training is the bomb!) her to stand whilst I give her a shower. Pet, did you cry this past episode of Groomer? My mom and I were crying so hard with the Quick Sniff.
moonlissa moonlissa 7 years
Sadie would rather be washed than brushed. There is no way she would sit still long enough for me to brush the cornstarch out. Lucky for me dirt doesn't seem to stick to her!
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