The last thing your dog may want during this time of the year is wet fur, but some dogs do require washing in the cold, snowy winter month. Although groomers often offer a more professional care, if your dog is more comfortable getting bath at home, remember to take special precautions to keep your pup clean and healthy.
By following these tips, your canine friends will be the cleanest and happiest dog around!
Make sure your house is warm
It is important to keep your home warm during the bath time. You don’t want your dog climbing out of a warm water bath and taking a chill. Low temperature also increases the risk of hypothermia. So make sure your home is nice and toasty warm. Turn up the heat an hour or so before bath time and keep it running until your dog is completely dry.
Use an all-natural shampoo and conditioner combo
By not having to rinse out the conditioner, you are automatically giving your pup extra time to get warm and also reduce your water usage
Prepare warm towels
Have several warm towels heated up in the clothes dryer to soak up the water in your pup’s coat. Warm towels will help stave off the cold until you are able to dry the hair completely. It is also necessary if your dog is short-coated.
Keep your pup in the house until he is completely dry.
Even a few minutes in cold weather could be enough to give your dog the chills. So keep him insider and make sure he’s completely dry from head to toe before letting him go out.
Consider dry shampoo
If your dog is a lover of the outside and get dirt easily, you can consider use dry shampoo. Dry shampoo will remove the dirt buildup on your dog’s skin and will eliminate the “dirt dog” smell without water or rinsing. This can help between regular baths and is great for cleaning their paws and buddy bellies.
A warm cozy bed
Nothing is more comfy that lying on a warm and soft bed after a hot bath. Put the bed near the heater before your dog taking the bath and allow him to rest on it after the hair is completely dry. He will soon fall into a sweet dream.
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