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Q. Can you bath a dog in epsom salts

A. Rather than bathe a dog in Epsom salt, I often use it as a soak for wounds and injuries on the limbs. I suppose a bath would help with muscle soreness, but I worry more about how drying this would be. Supplementing vitamin e oil and fish oils daily will help in the long run, but not short term. Another option would be to soak your dog to gain the benefits of the salt, but then wash with a richly nourishing shampoo such as oatmeal.

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DR. JENNIFER LADD, DVM

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