How do I bathe my dog?

Dog Bath

It’s that time again – dog bath time. Let’s face it, dogs don’t enjoy baths. Mine will stand still for the process, but they are not happy. There is a way of bathing your dog to make both of you more comfortable.

As I mentioned in “Grooming Aids for Dogs” there are special doggie tubs available that have easy entry and sprayers attached. However, your own tub will do.

Before beginning, protect your dog’s eyes with a dab of eye ointment. Once doggie is in the tub, gently spray him with warm water. When your dog is thoroughly wet, using a dog shampoo (not human stuff) gently massage into your dog’s back, hind quarters, legs and feet. Don’t soap your dog’s face. Instead use a damp cloth to wipe the area. After massaging the soap in well, rinse with warm water. You should rinse 2 or 3 times to make sure all the soap is removed. Before you get a chance to dry your dog, he’ll probably shake all over and give you another bath. But you still have to use an absorbent towel to dry your dog well. You can check with “Grooming Aids for Dogs” for special towels and dryers. Now that wasn’t so bad, was it?

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