If you have been thinking about getting a dog or puppy as a pet, you may want to think again and get one of those cute doggie dog grooming bath kits. You may have to give up the fluffy pillows and comfy blankets, though. You are going to need an absorbent towel and maybe some ointment, but your new best friend is ready to go in just a few minutes. Not only that, but bathing your dog can help prevent skin problems and other problems. Soaking them in the bath will also stimulate their blood circulation, which is very important if you want your dog to look his or her best.
When you think of the word “dog” and “baths,” the first thing that probably comes to mind is a doggy dog grooming bath. It’s true that dogs can be groomed in the bathtub, but you shouldn’t do it too often. When you do take your dog out for a swim, make sure he or she goes wearing a comfortable bathing suit so you don’t scare him or her. The water temperature should be around forty degrees; a drop or two cold is perfect. Your dog’s fur should be damp with just a hint of moisture from the bath.
To begin, you will need to brush your dog’s coat, including the fur and belly. Use a soft, brushed bristled brush, but use a side-cutting brush on particularly long or curly hair. This will keep your dog’s coat from getting all knotted up. Brushing every day or every other day is okay. A good combing should be done once a week or every other week.
After brushing, rinse your dog off, but don’t soak them in the bath. Only use warm water. Then, you will need to choose the right shampoo and conditioner. Some dogs are easier to dress with a special shampoo, while others don’t need it. If your dog is a sensitive one, you may want to use baby shampoo. Just remember to rinse out the shampoo well so it doesn’t irritate their skin.
Next, use a moisturizing lotion to finish your task. You can try a medicated lotion or one made especially for dogs. Remember not to use human-sized lotions or they might dissolve into your dog’s skin. Also, if you’re going to use any kind of lotion on your dog’s face or paws, make sure you use a non-toxic kind. Dog grooming products like shampoos and conditioners can be toxic, especially if the product is not stored properly. It would be best to put the products in a sealed container.
Finally, bathe your dog. Use warm water, but make sure you don’t get the water too hot. Let the dog dry off naturally by rubbing his belly. A pat dry towel or paper towel works great for this. Then, use a hand lotion that’s suitable for dogs, and have your dog rub his body all over with it to finish the bath time.
Doggy grooming may seem tedious at first. However, with these five simple tips, you can surely groom your dog easily and safely. You’ll be happy to see your dog’s fur getting shiny and healthy. Plus, your dog will be more comfortable after the bath. Don’t forget to reward your dog for a job well done.
There’s no need to worry about spending money on dog grooming services. As long as you know what your dog needs, you can take care of it yourself. Check out the internet for more ideas and useful resources. Other than that, bathing your dog will be a relaxing and rewarding experience for you and your pet. So before you schedule the next appointment for grooming, start doing it already. And remember, a happy pet means a happy owner.