The number of baths your dog needs depends on several factors, including his breed, size, coat and activities. Dogs who are often outside need to bathe more regularly than dogs who stay indoors, who only need a bath a few times a year. A bath can scare your dog. But with a little skill and preparation, you can make it a pleasant experience for you and your doggie!
Brush your dog’s fur from top to bottom before giving it a bath. This is particularly important if your dog has a thick or dense coat or if he has an undercoat. Be sure to remove all tangles and tangles. If your dog has ticks, you can ask your veterinarian to remove them. Or you can remove it yourself .
If your dog has a sticky substance in his dog’s hair, first apply petroleum jelly or vegetable oil and let it sit for 24 hours. Washing up liquid can also do the trick. To clean his neck, you will have to remove his collar. If you need the collar to hold it in place while bathing, use a nylon one. Leather Collars can shrink and choke your dog.
Dogs are sensitive to hot water, just like us. So check the water temperature before putting your dog in the bath. It should not be too hot. If the water is too cold, your dog may catch cold, which is particularly dangerous for puppies. t is not recommended to wash your dog’s head or mouth. Water may get into his ears or shampoo may come into contact with his eyes. So wash it to its withers. Make sure to wet his fur well. It can take some time for dogs with thick coats.
If your dog’s fur is very thick or long, you will first need to mix the shampoo with water in a cup. This will help you make well penetrate the shampoo into his fur. For short-haired dogs, just put a little shampoo on their fur. Then massage your dog to spread the shampoo.You should not use a washcloth or sponge to apply the shampoo. In fact, it is better to use your hands to penetrate the shampoo. So you’ll have the opportunity to check that there is nothing unusual about the skin of your dog, such as lumps or inflammation.
Do not put ever shampoo on the head or the face of your dog. If its mouth is dirty, use a wet washcloth to gently remove the dirt.