Irritation After Shaving

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Erica
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Irritation After Shaving

Post by Erica » Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:54 pm

I've always had trouble with Delta being irritated after I shave his bum and related bits. This time it seemed to be especially bothersome to him, so I did some searching and found several people recommending Gold Bond powder. So far, it's doing well! He is much happier and less irritated, no longer almost constantly itching himself.

(This irritation is caused by the skin, suddenly robbed of a thick protective layer of soft fur, rubbing against shaved hairs' prickly edges, not by razor burn. You may need different treatment for that.)
Delta, standard poodle, born 6/30/14

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Re: Irritation After Shaving

Post by MandaS » Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:55 pm

Hi Erica,

Not heard of that before but it sounds good. I take it you just use a small pinch and lightly smooth on the skin? What's in it do you know?

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Re: Irritation After Shaving

Post by Erica » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:02 pm

It comes in a little dispenser like bakers may use to tap powdered sugar onto finished cakes, so I just asked him to lay on his side, lifted a leg, and tapped a little bit out. I don't know of the ingredients at the moment! Not wanting him to ingest it in case it would make him sick, I put a cone on him when I had to leave him after applying it. He didn't seem bothered by it or interested in it, but I didn't want to take chances. :)
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Re: Irritation After Shaving

Post by MandaS » Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:06 am

Thanks Erica, I will have a look and see if I can find it and what's in it.

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