Tuesday, February 9, 2016

It’s Doggy Bath Time!

With the fall behind us and winter still going strong, we’re pretty sure most dog-owners have had to at least consider bathing their pet. And since we stock a wide variety of dog supplies, including grooming and bathing products, giving some bathing tips seemed appropriate. Whether you haven’t owned a dog before and don’t know what a hassle bathing a dog can be, or have plenty of experience with the said hassle, we hope these tips will come in handy.

How Often Should You Bathe a Dog?
Well, it depends on the dog. Unless your dog has a skin condition that requires special attention like regular bathing, how regularly you bathe your dog depends on how fast they get dirty and how much stink you can stand. A dog can go through a lifetime without having a single bath, or get a bath once a week. It’s up to you.

What Shampoo to Use?
It’s better to use a shampoo specifically designed for dogs. The biggest risk in using a regular or otherwise unsuited shampoo is that it’s not mild enough and will strip away the necessary oils from your dog’s coat, leaving your pet with a dry, itchy skin.

How to Wash and Dry?
One of the most important things when washing your dog is to remember that their eyes, mouth and ears need to be protected from the water and the shampoo. The best way to do this is to start the washing at the neck, and work your way down from there. A dog’s head doesn’t need to be washed, and it it’s dirty you should use a towel or a washcloth instead. When drying your dog, any kind of a blow dryer can be a bad idea, because it can dry your dog’s skin and frighten them. Consider a soft towel drying before letting the fur dry the rest of the way on its own.

There you go! We hope those were useful tips, and if you are looking for quality dog shampoos or other discount dog supplies, make sure to visit our website for the latest offers!

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