How Not To Wash Your Dog

Washing your dog can be challenging, especially if they’re a large breed. Most dog owners don’t have time or energy to chase them around and force them to sit still in the bath. Groomers can be great options, but sometimes, you need to bathe your dog right away or want to save money. Make the experience easier with these dog bathing tips. 

Do Not Pour Water Over Their Head

Pouring water over your dog’s head may startle them. You may also get water and soap into their ears and eyes, potentially causing issues like infections or irritation. Instead, use a damp cloth for their face.

You can lift their chin to slowly pour water down their neck and back before washing the rest of their body to keep the water away from their eyes, ears and snout.

Use Proper Shampoo and Conditioner Specifically for Dogs

Dogs have sensitive skin, so it’s vital to use the right shampoo and conditioner to prevent allergies and dryness. Products made specifically for dogs — and shampoos and conditioners formulated for specific concerns, like itching — ensure their natural oils are retained, leaving their coats shiny and healthy. 

Consistently using inadequate grooming products may lead to long-term skin problems. 

Avoid Extreme Water Temperatures

Water temperature must be ideal when washing your dog. If it is too hot or cold, it might cause discomfort and stress, and your dog may react by trying to jump out of the bath.

Using lukewarm to warm water is the best way to give your dog a bath because they are more likely to feel relaxed as their body adapts. 

Ensure They Are Properly Rinsed

Shampoo takes longer to rinse, but it’s important to wash it out completely. If not, your dog could experience dry skin, and their coat will absorb the product while drying, leaving it soapy. 

Dry Them Thoroughly

Dry your dog thoroughly, including the ears. Excess moisture can lead to bacterial growth and promote sickness. 

Avoid using a hairdryer that may burn their skin and allow them to air dry or use a towel to speed up the process. 

Visit an All Paws Pet Wash Self-Serve Dog Wash Station Today

Your dog deserves to be treated now and then, with grooming as enjoyable as your favorite spa day. Take them to your nearest self-serve dog wash station for convenience, saving time and energy with access to excellent amenities under safe conditions. 

Call All Paws Pet Wash at 877-880-6056 or contact us online