8 Tips for Bathing Your Dog This Winter

Make sure all the knots are out before you submerge your dog. According to Bissantz, getting tangles wet will make them tighter, larger, and more difficult to brush and comb out, leading to matting that frequently necessitates shaving a dog.

Where you bathe your dog will primarily depend on its size as well as what you have on hand at home since you'll probably have to bathe him inside. A sink might be suitable for your small dog.

Consider whether your dog has allergies before you choose a shampoo, advises Bissantz. Consider the bath's aim after that. Is it to get rid of smells? a skin problem be treated? Perform routine cleaning

Before using, dilute shampoos and conditioners to make them easier to rinse away, advises Bissantz. A larger dog will require one to two ounces of shampoo per 12 ounces of water, compared to a little dog that just needs around a half-ounce.

A water's ideal temperature should be close to body temperature. Dogs have slightly higher body temperatures than people, so the water should at the very least be warm, according to Rhoades.

Spread peanut butter at mouth level on a clean surface so your dog may lick it while you bathe to keep them from wandering around.

Bissantz advises cleaning the elbows, behind and beneath the ears, under the tail, and the paws. Rhoades advises rubbing a washcloth on a dog's face because many canines dislike getting water on their faces.

The most crucial aspect of grooming, according to Bissantz, is drying. "Letting a dog's skin stay moist can lead to skin issues. Additionally, wet hair mattes more quickly than dry hair, and in the winter, your dog may become colder more quickly.

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