will usually know when your dog is ready for a
bath, he will appear dirty, have a bad odour,
is scratching or showing signs of flea infestation.
Many owners believe bathing a dog is bad for the
skin; however if you use a gentle baby shampoo
or shampoo specifically for dogs, you may bath
a dog as often as you like.
your Dog - some practical suggestions
Bathing a dog doesn't have to mean you and your
bathroom will get soaked, using some ,necessary
equipment can help.
It is often a good idea to exercise your dog before
you attempt to bath him, this can make him calmer
and much more cooperative.
Firstly if your dog is matted you should brush
out the tangles before bathing as, once wet, these
tangles can clump together like a thick felt and
become impossible to comb out or pull apart.
On warm days you can bath your dog outside but
if you use your bathtub It helps to place a rubber
mat in the tub to help prevent slipping and to
keep better control.
Shampooing your dog:-
• Start by filling the bath to about knee
level, use a spray nozzle or jug to apply the
• Use warm water only, thoroughly wet your
dog including his tail and his belly area and
avoid spraying or pouring water directly on his
face, in his eyes or ears.
• When your dog is thoroughly wet starting
at the base of the tail apply the dog shampoo
along the back area in a line from the base of
the tail to the middle of the neck area.
• Lather-up, using more water when necessary,
while massaging gently into your dog's skin.
• Pour a little more shampoo into your hands
and lather up his belly, his tail area and in
between his toes and paw pads.
• Avoid getting shampoo on your dog’s
face, try wiping this area with a damp cloth or
Rinsing your dog
• Rinsing and removing all the shampoo
is very important. If all the shampoo is not
removed, this can cause flaky skin and itching
for your dog
• You may want to use a conditioner during
rinsing, these can help avoid matting and tangling
especially in dogs with long coats.(always read
the instruction a where necessary rinse thoroughly)
• It is best to drain the bathtub before
starting rinsing with lukewarm water.
• Keep rinsing until the water runs clear
making sure that no dirt or soap residue remains
• Begin drying by gently squeezing excess
water out of your dog’s coat.
• Using a towel start by blotting your
dog’s coat, if your dog has a long coat
rub gently with dry towels, this avoids tangling
• If you choose to use a blow dryer make
sure it is the low or warm setting and do not
use it too close to the dog’s skin.
• Using a soft brush gently brush your
dog’s coat while using the dryer
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