Let’s face it, Fido gets dirty! Whether you’re in-between grooming sessions or if they had too much fun at the dog park, giving your pup a bath at home is a common task that may not always be the easiest to complete. But don’t worry, to help make bath time a smooth experience, we’ve got 9 tips and tricks that will leave you happy and Fido fresh and clean!
Before we get started, let’s start with the most common question, how often should you bathe Fido?
This depends on how active they are, whether they have any skin and allergy conditions, and their coat length. Plus, if your dog is active outdoors, they might need a bath more frequently, especially if they have a longer coat! That’s because dirt and skin irritations from grass could leave them itching or get trapped in their fur, which could require more frequent bathing.
We recommend a bath once a month if your dog has normal skin. Their skin produces natural oils, so bathing too frequently can cause irritation and dryness. If you’re unsure of how often you should bathe your furry friend, we encourage you to reach out to your veterinarian.
9 Tips for Fido’s Bath Time
- Use a dog friendly shampoo! Not only will it prevent soap suds stinging in their eyes but will also protect them since they tend to lick their skin. We suggest using a dog shampoo with ingredients such as oatmeal or aloe to help soothe and moisturize skin. If your dog has skin and allergy conditions, it might be best to inquire about a medicated dog shampoo from your veterinarian.