Before you turn into a doggo parent, there are a few things that need to…
Proper dog bathing and dog wash habits are receiving more emphasis than ever. This is because of the fact that if you are careless in bathing, the dog may end up having some infections. For example, if you don’t close the ears with large cotton balls during the dog wash, the water may enter into ear canals and may cause some ear infections with signs like constant discharge from the ears and shaking of the head.
Frequency of Bathing
The frequency of bathing actually depends on the breed of the dog. If certain breeds are bathed too frequently, then the skin and coat lose their protective characters. Dry skin and scratching behavior are common symptoms caused by excessive bathing. However, when the dog has defecated on the skin due to the frequent digestive upsets leading to diarrhea, to avoid the bad smell, the dog may be subjected to frequent bathing sometimes by the owners.
Dog Wash Products
Take more care in avoiding some irritant soaps or human soaps. The soap materials used for human beings are not suitable for dogs. Similarly, human shampoo products are not suitable for dogs. Hence, always try to use the shampoo products that are mentioned mainly for use in dogs to prevent symptoms like scratching. Take more care in using any new product.
Always have a good time and patience for products required for bathing in one place with the availability of a water source. Dogs love the sprinkling of water, river, and oceans. Even when you are using a bathtub, have everything in one place and then start bathing of the dog. Try to have a leash, conditioner, towel, and shampoo in the dog wash.
A conditioner is helpful to make the combing activity easier later. Bathing should be a convenient activity for both the dog and the owner. This should not be a burden.