Shaving a German Shepherd can do more harm than good, stripping away their natural protection against heat and parasites, and possibly damaging their coat permanently. To keep your dog healthy and comfortable, focus on regular grooming and providing a cool environment, avoiding the risks of shaving.
Navigating the bath time dilemma without dog shampoo? While human shampoo can do in a pinch, it's advisable to stick to dog-specific options for maintaining the right pH balance. In a DIY pinch, mild alternatives like baby shampoo or diluted apple cider vinegar can step in, but always prioritize your dog's skin sensitivity.