Giving Your Dog a Bath 20 Aug 2018

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Giving your dog a bath can be challenging. Make bath time a positive and easy experience by following these steps:

  1. Brush your dog.  Wet tangles are much more difficult to remove, so be sure to do this before your dog gets wet.
  2. Put your dog in the tub.  Dogs can feel more secure if there is a rubber mat in the bathtub, so that it's not too slippery for them.  You may also need someone to help in keeping your dog from jumping out while you bath them.
  3. Wet your dog.  Hand-held showerheads work best, otherwise you can use a pitcher.  Be sure to check the water temperature is lukewarm and not hot.  Instead of letting the water spray straight on to his fur, which can be upsetting, try to let the water hit your hand first as you move the nozzle over their body.  Your dog will feel comforted by your touch.
  4. Lather your dog all over with shampoo, but take care to keep the soap and water away from their eyes and ears.  Don't use your own shampoo, or even baby shampoo, as dog's skin has a different pH level than humans and our shampoo is drying to them.
  5. Rinse your dog well, taking extra care to rinse in the armpits and groin area.  If your dog's fur still feels slippery or if you see bubbles when you rub your fingers through their coat, then you'll need to rinse them again.  Soap left in the coat can cause dry and irritated skin.
  6. Dry your dog.  Let them shake off a bit of the excess water, and then start drying with a towel.  Try to get the fur as dry as possible.  You can use a hair dryer, however be very careful not to burn their skin.
  7. Brush your dog again.  Be sure to wait until your dog is as dry as possible before brushing.  You can even wait until the next day to brush.

Shampoo & Conditionersshow more

Petpatrol - Tea Tree Shampoo (250ml)

Petpatrol - Tea Tree Shampoo (250ml)

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Kay-9-Care - 1L Herbal Shampoo (Green)

Kay-9-Care - 1L Herbal Shampoo (Green)

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Ricky Litchfield - Shampoo (250ml)

Ricky Litchfield - Shampoo (250ml)

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Animology - Essentials Dapper Dog Shampoo - Tutti Frutti (250ml)
Animology - Essentials Perfect Puppy Shampoo - Baby Powder (250ml)
Animology - Derma Dog Sensitive Skin Shampoo (250ml)

Animology - Derma Dog Sensitive Skin Shampoo (250ml)

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Brushes & Combsshow more

MCP - Standard Metal Dog Comb with Red Rubber Handle (4x21cm)

MCP - Standard Metal Dog Comb with Red Rubber Handle (4x21cm)

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MCP - Large Curved Slicker Dog Brush with Ball Pins (Black)

MCP - Large Curved Slicker Dog Brush with Ball Pins (Black)

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MCP - Small Double Sided Nylon and Wire Dog Brush (Natural)

MCP - Small Double Sided Nylon and Wire Dog Brush (Natural)

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MCP - Medium Dog Undercoat Floating Rake Comb

MCP - Medium Dog Undercoat Floating Rake Comb

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MCP - Large Self Cleaning Retractable Slicker Dog Brush (Black and Red)

MCP - Large Self Cleaning Retractable Slicker Dog Brush (Black and Red)

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KONG - ZoomGroom Pink Raspberry Grooming Tool (Large)

KONG - ZoomGroom Pink Raspberry Grooming Tool (Large)

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More Grooming Accessoriesshow more

MCP - Guillotine Dog Nail Clipper

MCP - Guillotine Dog Nail Clipper

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Trixie - Drying Glove - Blue

Trixie - Drying Glove - Blue

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Scotch - Lint Roller Refill (3m)

Scotch - Lint Roller Refill (3m)

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Daro - Grooming Rubber Glove - Single

Daro - Grooming Rubber Glove - Single

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MCP - Lint Roller Complete (3m)

MCP - Lint Roller Complete (3m)

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MCP - 200ml Coolube Blade Lubricant

MCP - 200ml Coolube Blade Lubricant

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