Ultimate Guide to Bathing Your Dog

Regular grooming and bathing keeps your dog happy and healthy. Not every pet owner can afford to have their dog groomed professionally every week, which is why it’s helpful to know how to bathe your dog. Check out these tips for making bath time fun and less stressful for your dog.

Pick a Bathing Spot

  • Outdoors is great because all you need is a garden hose
  • Indoor bathing works well when the weather’s bad
  • Use the bathtub instead of the shower

Get Your Dog Comfortable

  • Show your dog the bathing products you’ll use, such as the soap, brush, and shampoo
  • Let your dog sniff the products
  • Don’t rush the bathing experience
  • Let your dog get comfortable with their surroundings
  • Test the water to make sure it’s not too hot or too cold
  • Talk to your dog while washing them
  • Give your dog a treat and praise him or her
  • Use specially formulated dog soap or tear-free baby soap
  • Play soothing music to ease your dog’s fears
  • Prepare to get wet too

Bathing your dog is a great bonding experience for you and your pet. However, we know that not every dog likes the water and bath time can cause anxiety. That’s why, at Forever Vets Animal Hospital, we offer professional grooming services in addition to our medical services. Our loving and compassionate team of groomers can help you get your best friend clean and groomed. We provide a safe and loving environment to make sure your dog feels comfortable. Our team takes the extra time to make anxious dogs feel good about the bathing and grooming experience. To learn more about our grooming services or to schedule a medical appointment, visit https://forevervets.com/schedule-appointment/.