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post #1 of 6 Old 10-15-2009, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Bath before winter??

My boy is sooo dirty. It's been snowing here (already! ) and then he rolls in the mud - I think he's got like, Obsessive Compulsive Rolling Disorder. Anyways, he's so muddy. He's going to be getting blanketed soon and I don't want all the crud to stay on him all winter. Can I give him a bath? Or will he freeze before he dries? It's been highs in the low 40s here lately. Advice?

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post #2 of 6 Old 10-15-2009, 09:35 PM
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You can't just curry it out? But please don't leave the mud on him with blanket on top. I guess, with really luke warm water, sponge and scrub in the areas you can't curry off.

But that is super cold! Just make sure you dry him immediately. =]

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post #3 of 6 Old 10-15-2009, 09:42 PM
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Will he stand for a blow dryer? Maybe bathe him, scape off the excess as quickly as possible, throw a fleece or something that dries well on before he has time to catch a chill and them blow dry the rest of the way until he's completely dry. I have a pig pen too, so can totally identify with your dilemma.
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post #4 of 6 Old 10-15-2009, 10:17 PM
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I would say its ok only if your have warm water and some place inside to help keep some of the chill off him and if you cant blow dry him even just toweling him everywhere to help with the excess water but yeah dont put the blanket on him if he is covered in mud.
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post #5 of 6 Old 10-15-2009, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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I couldn't imagine how uncomfortable (and icky) it would be to be covered in dried mud with a blanket on. =/

I groom him daily, but he's already growing a yeti-sized winter coat and I can't seem to get all that built-up, deep down mud out of his coat. Which is why I wanted to give him a bath. We don't have an indoor wash rack or anything, but what if I picked a warmer, not so windy day, bathe him with warm water and dry him and then throw a fleece on and hand graze him for awhile so he can dry?

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post #6 of 6 Old 10-16-2009, 01:45 AM
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I would sponge bathe him on the next warmish day. Then blanket him as soon as you get him sweatscraped off. I would probably make sure he's fully dry before leaving for the night, too, and change the wet polar fleece if need be.

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