Even if your dog uses a dog wheelchair you can still give them a proper bath. Dogs just like people need to be bathed too. Bathing your dog can help him/her have a much more healthy life. Unless your dog has a skin problem he/she should be bathed about once a month. Here are some easy steps to get your pup clean.
- Supplies. Gather all your supplies you will need such as shampoo, conditioner, tooth brush and so on. Having all your supplies on hand will greatly improve the time it will take to get the job done.
- Brush. Brushing your dog before a bath will get a lot of excess hair off, as well as to work through anything stuck to their fur and get knots out.
- Fill Tub. Stop the drain in your tub and fill it with about 4 to 6 inches of water depending on your dogs height. Make sure not to over fill the tub with water doing this can be harmful to your pet and can also make cleaning a lot harder to do.
- Shampoo. Using small amounts, lather soap up by working it on palms first. Apply shampoo in circular motions and massaging it into dogs fur from head to tail.
- Condition. Dogs do not need to be conditioned but conditioning your dogs fur after a bath can help it stay healthy, soft, and will help when brushing his or her fur afterwards. Work into fur and let sit for about 2 to 3 min.
- Rinse. Take a large cup and begin rinsing your dog with clean luke warm water from the tap. When rinsing your dog make sure to get out all of the soap and conditioner. Leaving soap and conditioner in your dogs fur can lead to skin irritation.
- Dry. Before lifting dog out of the tub wrap him or her in a clean dry towel and pat until fur is mostly dry. Try to avoid rubbing fur with towel this can cause the fur to become matted and irritated the skin underneath.
- Brush. Brushing your dog after its bath will help to avoid future matting and can greatly improve your dogs over all fur health.
Now that your doggie is all clean go have some fun.You can find all the best pet supplies here at dog wheelchairz!