Bathing your dog is part of ensuring proper grooming and helps to keep your dog happy and healthy. If you want to bathe or groom your dog at home, gather the supplies you’re going to need so that you don’t want to buy anything when your dog’s muddy. Let’s learn how:
Brush Your Dog
Brushing before the bath lets the shampoo get into the coat and work out the mats until they stay in by the shower. Slowly remove or cut any mats before washing, because applying water would make it difficult to remove them.
Proper Water Temperature And Acclimation
Water that’s too hot will burn your dog, and water that’s too cold doesn’t clean up as properly. Optimally, the water should be warm to the touch.
Keep the water shallow and encourage your pet to explore or smell the water before starting the bath so that they know what to expect. Carefully wet your dog, look for signs of discomfort and slow down to make them feel safe and comfortable.
Use The Right Shampoo
Another way to make your dog’s bath even more uncomfortable is to pick up a shampoo that leads them to itchiness or dryness. You’ll need to buy a soap that cleans and extracts unpleasant odors without stripping off essential oils. The easiest way to guarantee that you have the right shampoo for your dog is by consulting to the veterinarian.
Rinse Your Soaped-up Dog
Next, clean the top of the dog’s head as well as around their eyes, using one of your hands to protect the soap from his eyes. If a soap inadvertently comes into the dog’s eyes, rinse their eyes out with water and offer some extra treats. Next, clean the entire body well until the water drops clean. Kneading the fur with your hand will help to remove the mud. Don’t forget the toes, which are always missed, which also need to be rinsed.
After applying the conditioner to the whole coat, rinse, to extract any signs of the shampoo and conditioner until you dry your dog. The soap and the conditioner left on your dog will dry their skin.
Inspect The Ears
Check the ears of your dog, make sure they are dry and smell-free after washing. This will prevent the ear inflammation. Water from the bath will only serve as a catalyst to cause the yeast or bacteria in the ear to expand out of control. Use your finger or tissue to verify if the ear is in good condition whenever your pet is dry. Stop inserting something bigger than your finger in your pet’s ear so you don’t hurt their ear canal or eardrum. Talk to your vet about proper ear cleaning procedures and products.
Reward Your Dog
Follow up with a lot of gratitude, petting, or playing. Sometimes a wet dog likes to vent their anger with bathing time by playing the exciting tug-of-war with a bath towel—or simply running around with it—when it’s all over.
Follow these tips above and you’ll have a fresh, clean dog who is ready to go outside and roll around in the mud again.