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Baby Shampoo?

Discussion in 'Guinea Pig Chat' started by Kiki42, Aug 5, 2007.

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  1. Kiki42
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    Kiki42

    Just wondering if you could use baby shampoo for guinea pig baths or dog/puppy shampoo. If so, what one would you recommend first? The baby shampoo or the dog/puppy shampoo?
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    As far as I know you should really only use proper guinea pig shampoo. Have you looked on here: www.gorgeousguineas.com

    I've not ever bathed my piggies as I haven't had the need but from what I have read on here it is not wise to use baby shampoo. Don't know about the puppy shampoo but I expect someone will soon let you know about it.
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    Baby and puppy shampoos are stuffed with chemicals- even some of the approved guinea ones are. Gorgeous Guineas use as few chemicals as possible.
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    Kiki42

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    Gorgeous Guineas is a website rather than a brand name
    if you have a look here: http://www.gorgeousguineas.com/
    you will see all their lovvely stuff. Just click on the link to go shop and you will see the products
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    Big no-no on the baby shampoo (I know some people who won't even use it on their babies as it's so drying).

    Gorgeous guineas can only be bought from their site (see above) and she will ship internationally for a very reasonable price.
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    Agreed! I wouldn't use it on babies OR myself! Most are really checmically and drying!
    I use gorgeous guineas shampoo and I like that.
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    No no no...I wouldn't put baby shampoo on my piggies! It is not good, I did once YEARS ago, when not much else available and my poor Katie, she did suffer, it dried her skin out terribly... infact, some of the skin came off... :o :'( so please don't use it... and dogs shampoo is far too powerful, if I need to bathe mine, I use piggie stuff or hexocil fro the vet... :)
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    i just looooove gorgeous guineas and it is soo good they feel so soft and look the buisiness! they also help with skin problems and smell yummy! they come really quickly too! :) :smitten:
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    Kiki42

    O my! Consider me warned ;) I will never use baby shampoo ever especially if it makes skin dry out and fall off :'( Thanks everyone for the replies. I will look into Gorgeous Giuneas Shampoo :D
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    I am another mum that would not use it on my children/babies too drying on scalp GG shampoo here for the piggies :)
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    OK, not to be a bother, but I read that you can use hydrogen peroxide to remove urine stains, which I am attempting to remove. I read it on this site:

    http://www.aracnet.com/~seagull/Guineas/care.html#Grooming

    Is this true? Has anyone ever attempted this? Is there something else you can use to remove urine stains besides GG?
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    is there any shampoo from the uk tht i can use?
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    Do you mean urine stains on the guinea pig? I wouldn't use hydrogen peroxide - there's too much of a risk of irritation. The best shampoo I've found to make whites whiter on piggies is Lice n Easy

    LMT76 - www.gorgeousguineas.com is based in the UK.
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    Oh dear, I used a mild baby shampoo on my guineas on the weekend as 2 guinea pig books that I have (both from pets at home) recommend to do so! :( I didn't us much though, so hopefully they'll be ok, I'll have to keep an eye on them. The books say that you should bath them no more that once a month, is that right?
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