Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we coat our dog with cornmeal
January 23, 2011 2:05 AM Subscribe
Can I get this cornmeal out of my dog's fur without shaving him?
posted by Ashley801 to Pets & Animals (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Welcome to the most embarrassing question I have needed to ask in quite a while. Background: I have a chow-chow mix with the usual extremely thick and poofy double coat. He hates baths (resists, trembles, whines) and since he is almost 15 I thought that I should try to avoid stressing him out by giving him a dry bath.
I found a few recipes for dry shampoo that included cornmeal, baby powder, baking powder, among a few other things, and pretty much coated him in this mixture. After an hour or so of brushing, I seemed to have gotten it all out.
But it's been over a month since then, and I keep finding grains of cornmeal underneath his fur, way down against his skin. No matter how much I have brushed him, I keep finding more later. I tried giving him a wet bath, but still found more later on. I think it must be irritating and bad for his skin to have those grains in there.
I might be the only person to be dumb enough to have this problem, but in case anyone has ideas, I'd really appreciate them. I don't want to shave him in the middle of winter.