Keeping your dogs clean is very important for maintaining their health. Though swimming is considered as a natural exercise, how frequently you should bath your dog depends upon the nature of your pet as also the climate you live in. Use the shampoos and soaps carefully to take the best care you can. Using harmful products while bathing your dog may cause harm to his health and skin.
Using human shampoos is strictly avoided as it can cause itching and make the skin dry. But you can use a mild one but be careful not to use it more than once in a month. There are specific shampoos for applying to dogs and its better to use those once in every several weeks. There is yet another variety of shampoo called Medicated Shampoo which cures any skin disorder and has to be used depending upon your pet’s condition.
Tips and Ideas on Bathing Dog
Perfect Time to Bath your Dog
When your dog becomes fully dirty, give him a bath. When a bad doggy smell will start coming out, you must be aware of bathing your dog. Don’t bath your dog very often otherwise the natural oils in its skin will be stripped off. Dry skin will cause itching. And thus it is good to apply a pet shampoo to moisturize the dog’s skin. If possible use a pet coat conditioner to make the skin smooth and soft.
How to Bathe a Dog
Ingredients that you need before start bathing a dog are Blanket, Dog Conditioner, Dog Shampoo, Dog’s Brush, Dog’s Comb, Towels, Washcloth and a Trash Bag. If possible keep an Absorbent Towel also.
1. First untangle the knots of your pet with a brush and then get him ready to take the bath. Either bath him in a Bath Tub or if it is too scared then use a Hand Shower.
2. If you have a garden then perhaps it is the best place to bath your pet otherwise bath him inside.
3. Put a non-slippery rubber mat inside the tub used for bathing the dog. The mat will prevent your pet from being slipped off.
4. During hot summer months bathing the dog in the garden by using a Hose and a Bucket is a great idea which your doggy will also enjoy. But be careful not to dump his face with water. Pay attention not to let water go inside his ears. Sometimes dumping too much water over the face may make the dog scared and aggressive.
5. Shampooing the dog properly keep the Lice and Fleas away from your pet. Rinse the shampoo well and clean them properly with water. Unless the coat is properly cleaned and if any residue of the shampoo remains, it may cause irritation to the skin.
6. Use a super Absorbent Towel to dry his body fully. Start drying up from his head. If your dog has a thick coat, using a hair drier is recommended. Using Deodorants can keep your dog fresh and healthy. Eye Protective Gel prevents the eyes of your dog from burning and so put a little gel in each eye before applying the shampoo.
Generally Anti Bacterial Shampoos having Aloe-Vera and Tea Tree Oil are advised to use as it keeps the skin healthy. For dogs having black and white coat, special shampoos are available in the market to keep the skin shinny.