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If bath days are one of his least favorite days, and not very fun
for all persons involved, it’s only natural to wonder how often
to set yourselves and your dog up for this task. The answer is,
it depends on you. Dogs are self-groomers. Although they may roll
in the mud from time to time, they know how to take care of
themselves in order to maintain healthy skin and facilitate the
growth of new hair follicles. The answer to the question how
often, usually depends on a few factors:
Is your pet an active dog who loves going outside and rolling in
things he shouldn’t be rolling in? Or is he a couch potato who
loves to snuggle? If he’s a dog who frequently plays outside,
then chances are, he’s going to need a bath more often than the
dog on the couch.
Just like humans, some dogs tend to get stinky faster. So it all
depends on whether bathing your dog makes him a less stinky or a
more enjoyable companion. If your dog has normal skin, it’s
recommended to bathe him once a month for general
grooming.Whether your furry best friend loves his bath days and
hops in the bath willingly or he detests hem and fights you on
every step of the way, here are a few tips that can help you on
Don’t: Bath Him
As much as bathing is a necessity to your dogs, when done too
often, it can damage their hair follicles, irritate their skin,
and increase the risks for fungal or bacterial infections. So
bathing your dog regularly is out of the picture.
Do: Wash His Head Last
Dogs tend to shake off after they get their head wet. So it’s
wise to wait until the end to wash his head. When bathing your
dog, use dog shampoo or baby shampoo. Avoid the shampoo from
getting into his eyes. Even when it says tear-free.
Don’t: Get Water Into His
Not only is this uncomfortable, but this can also cause actual
health problems. Avoid getting water into his ears.
Do: Take A Long Walk Right
Most dogs enjoy a dip in the water to cool off when they’re
feeling hot. You could take this to your advantage! Walking
raises his temperature, especially on a nice and sunny day. It’s
important that he’s calm when taking a bath. If he’s not calm, it
can be a hassle for everyone involved. For dogs, walking has a
calming effect.When this day rolls around, make it fun so that it
can be an enjoyable time for you and him.
How Often Should You Bathe your Dog in Winter?
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As the winter days roll in, all of us want to cozy up inside our
blankets and forget the world. Even then, we do manage to take a
shower at least once a day. But when it comes to bathing their
lovely pooches during the cold season, dog owners always face a
How often should you give your little friends a bath when the
weather is too cold?
During the winter chill, you should avoid giving your furry pet
too many baths to ensure that it always maintains the best
health. You must, however, ensure that you give your pooch an
occasional bath to help it get rid of dirt, grime, and salt.
You must take special care when bathing your pooches when the
weather outside is too cold to bear. We have a few tips for you
that will help you take care of your dog’s health and safety.
Follow these steps and you will master the art of taking care of
your pooch before, during, and after a winter bath.
1. Indoor baths
Make sure that during winter, you always bathe your pooch
indoors. It would be a good idea to increase the temperature of
the room or place a heater in the bathroom. Make sure that the
heater is not on the floor or close to the water.
2. The temperature of the water
Before you start bathing your dog, be sure to check the
temperature of the water. It should neither be too hot nor too
cold. The temperature of the water should be the same that you
would use to bathe a newborn infant.
Before you start bathing your dog, prepping up is essential.
Brush your dog’s fur to make it tangle-free and remove any excess
hair. Use a nice dog brush to get the best results.
4. A moisturizing
Dogs can have dry skin during winter that starts flaking. Using a
moisturizing shampoo can prevent dryness and reduce the chances
of skin irritation. Keep cotton balls ready to block water
and shampoo out of the ears.
5. Move from bottom to
When bathing, start from the feet and move upwards. Pay special
concentration to their paws and other areas that have dirt
build-up. Starting from the feet ensures that their eyes and ears
remain free from shampoo dripping into them.
When rinsing, go the opposite way. Start from their head and move
downwards until the water runs clear.
6. A Dry Shampoo is an
If stinking is your main concern, you may opt for dry shampoo.
Dry shampoo and sprays are a great alternative when you just want
to remove any odor. This should not be used for deep cleaning.
7. Use a towel When your dog is
properly bathed, use a towel to warm it up. There are several
towels available that look just like a robe for your dog. If your
pooch has long hair, you may even consider using a dog hair