So I do sometimes just give her a warm rinse, but the vet recommended I use shampoo most of the time to get the dirt and stuff off her (she always rolls on dirt and mud so water isn’t always an option). My vet has talked about recommending a dermatologist last time I took her, but the nearest one is over an hour away and well out of my price range just to make an appointment so I’m saving up for the possibility of that right now. And I rub the shampoo in with her fur. Because my dog has such strong allergies, my vet recommended baths twice a week for a month, reduce baths to once every two weeks and then do the twice a week again if allergies start acting up. Since I’ve had her we had one flare up, so I did the procedure of twice a week for 4 weeks. And then we were pretty good allergy wise until the weather changed. We had mild rashes and redness that went away within the day, but nothing bad. Now it’s been hard to maintain, she gets hives all the time and her nose is always very red (she has very white fur so it’s easy to see when she’s flared up) which is why I’m looking at medicated shampoo options. Since her allergies now are worse than they’ve ever been in the 5 months I’ve had her.