How to Bathe Senior Dogs

Just like their human counterparts, dogs tend to change physically and emotionally as they age. They get arthritis. They become impatient. They experience eyesight or hearing issues. Consequently, bathing your older pooch requires a special touch. Even dogs that once loved bath time may feel scared or show reluctance at getting a bath during their later years. For that reason, you should always prepare for your senior dog's next bath and set aside enough time to make the bonding experience po...
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When Can You Give a Puppy Its First Bath?

Bringing home a new puppy often feels like bringing home a baby! However, puppies and babies have far different needs, particularly when it comes to bathing. Parents often bathe their infants daily or every other day. A puppy requires far fewer baths, but absolutely deserves a thorough shampoo and rinse now and then. Clean puppies are healthier, happier and sweeter smelling. (more…)
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How to Clean a Muddy Dog

No, No, NO! *Sigh.* That seems to be a pretty standard human response to a canine's bad decision of hopping through a murky puddle. One minute you're trotting along, side by side, not letting a little rain get in the way of your W-A-L-K. The next minute, you're trying to devise a plan of action — where are your buckets, some older towels and your brush, etc. How do you clean mud off a dog? At All Paws Pet Wash, we've planned for that contingency so that you don't have to. Let's run you thr...
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Benefits of Opening a Self-Serve Pet Wash at Your Dog Pool/Spa

Your lack of gills doesn't stop you from swimming, and it certainly isn't going to stop your dog, either. Unfortunately, you can't take your dog with you if you go to a public pool. You can take them to a pool of their own kind, instead — and swim with them too! Dog pools and spas are especially beneficial to those without a place to take their dogs for good underwater exercise. Dog spas offer a place not only for dogs to get exercise and play, but also cater to dogs who need to use water as ...
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How to Groom a Double Coated Dog

Each dog is a delight in their own way — but good things don’t always come easy. This is particularly true if you have a double coated dog. These beautifully furry companions can come with some high-maintenance grooming needs, including regular bathing. Are you a double coated dog owner looking at an astronomical grooming bill with a sinking heart? You're in luck! There are ways to keep your dog clean and healthy without spending a fortune on professional grooming services. Self-service pet w...
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Benefits of Adding a Pet Wash at Your Pet-Friendly Hotel

People enjoy traveling with their dogs. If they don't choose to camp, your pet-friendly hotel is an option that will accommodate them and their furry companion. As a pet-friendly hotel owner, your business may already have many amenities for animals, like a dog park and food bowls. Another amenity you may also want to consider opening is a coin-operated dog wash at your hotel. This service would be hugely beneficial for your guests — and your income. Here are some reasons to install a self...
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Benefits of Opening a Pet Wash at an Oil and Lube Shop

As the owner of an oil and lube shop, you probably notice that pets are a huge part of families and routines. When your customers drop their cars off for maintenance services, it's common to see four-legged friends along for the ride. Whether you have your own pet or not, there's no denying that adding a pet wash station to your business will be convenient for everyone involved. If your customers schedule an oil change, tire rotation or inspection, odds are, the drivers will wait in your seat...
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Benefits of Opening a Pet Wash at Your Campground

Pet owners enjoy spending time with their dogs. Whenever possible, they'll try to bring their furry companions along on vacation. Camping is the perfect place for this because most outdoor activities are suitable for dogs. Because campgrounds can be a popular place for canines, you should consider having amenities for these furry friends. One of the services you may think about installing in your campground is a self-serve pet wash, which will benefit your income and provide dog owners with a...
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Tips/How to Dry a Dog After a Bath

In general, dogs need to be bathed once a month or so. While giving your dog a bath just 12 times per year may not seem like much of a burden, it can be. If you take your dog to a groomer, you’ll incur yet another ongoing expense to keep your pet clean. When you bathe your dog at home instead, you might be in for 12 very long days if your dog isn’t a fan of baths. One reason some dogs are reluctant at best to have a bath is the drying off process. Just like wetting your pet and shampooing them ...
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