Goat Shampoo?

Discussion in 'Goat Management' started by shadycreekgoats, May 28, 2010.

  1. shadycreekgoats

    shadycreekgoats New Member

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    Mar 23, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    I need to wash my does and I'm wondering; can I use dog shampoo? :shrug: I know not to use human shampoo because I've heard that can give them dry/flaky skin. I have a couple different kinds of dog shampoo, so if I can wash the does with that it would be great. :)
     
  2. mrs. lam

    mrs. lam New Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    I just use Dawn. It works great on very young animals too. My vet recommend it. :) If you have anything with flea problems, you leave it on for 10 min. then rinse very well. It smothers the fleas without using pestisides.

    Gina
     

  3. shadycreekgoats

    shadycreekgoats New Member

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    Mar 23, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    Ok, Thanks for the idea!!! :hi5: Does it matter what brand of 'Dish Soap'? I have Palmolive :wink:
     
  4. OhCee

    OhCee Yak Lady

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    Feb 26, 2010
    Western MT
    Dawn really is best because it's so mild. It's used a lot in oil spills on sea mammals and birds. It doesn't mess with skin pH too bad :)
     
  5. shadycreekgoats

    shadycreekgoats New Member

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    Mar 23, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    I'll check to see if I have Dawn--if I don't would dog shampoo work?
     
  6. shadycreekgoats

    shadycreekgoats New Member

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    Mar 23, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    I have Dawn!! :D I'll get some pictures of them when I'm done!! :)
     
  7. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    yes dog or horse shampoo is perfectly fine for goats :)
     
  8. mrs. lam

    mrs. lam New Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    I forgot about horse shampoo! I still have some left over from when I sold my horse. If I can remember where the heck I put it...

    Gina
     
  9. shadycreekgoats

    shadycreekgoats New Member

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    Mar 23, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    Well, I washed all of them this morning! The two older does seemed to like it a little (It is very hot!) but Daisy Mae (doeling) hated it!! :devilish: lol I'll some pictures soon!! :)
    [​IMG] for your help!!! :)