If you are a dog owner or thinking about welcoming a fur baby into your life, it's necessary to know about grooming and bathing care. Bathing and grooming your dog will not only keep them clean and healthy but your home as well. From tips to bathing your dog at home to picking out the right pet shampoo and conditioner for a healthy coat, you will find everything you need to know in this blog.
Why Bathe Your Dog?
Bathing your dog when needed is a part of general pet care. Even if your pet has healthy skin and coat, it's good to wash your dog to remove unpleasant odors, remove dust, dead skin, loose hairs, grass seeds, and tangles. It also reduces the amount of fur shed during the autumn and spring. Bathing can also improve their coat's shine and the overall health of the skin. For some dogs, bathing is necessary as a treatment to help keep the fleas and ticks away.
How Often To Bathe Your Dog
How often to bathe your dog will vary between each dog and their particular needs. Essentially, we recommend only washing your dog when necessary. It's usually bathtime when a dog has an unpleasant odor or a day out in the mud, of course! Be sure to consult with a vet about how often you should wash your pet's coat. If you bathe your dog too frequently, it might dry out their skin and coat. We strongly recommend asking a vet and groomer for tips on how often to wash your fur baby.
How To Choose The Right Pet Shampoo & Conditioner
Choose a shampoo made specifically for dogs. Dogs have sensitive skin, and their skin pH is different from the pH of human skin. Therefore we should not use human shampoo on dogs. We recommend using a mild and gentle shampoo that contains nourishing plant oils such as organic evening primrose and organic jojoba oil to support your dog's skin and promote a shiny coat. Essential oils of tea tree and rosemary are a great addition to our shampoo to make your fur baby smell and feel amazing. It's great to start bathing your fur baby early on so they can get used to it and enjoy bath time. We cannot stress enough how important using a botanical and gentle pet conditioner is for your fur baby. We love our dogs and want them to be as healthy as possible, which is why it's necessary to be mindful of what you are using both inside and outside of their bodies.