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Giving Your Dog a Bath


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When you have a dog that is part of your family, you need to make sure that all the necessities are taken care of. Giving your dog a bath could be a complicated task if you are not sure exactly how to get it taken care of.

Although this may seem like a simplistic task, bathing your dog can require skill and different techniques in order to keep your dog in the tub. Before you put your dog into the tub, you should run the tub about halfway full of warm bathwater. You should also put soap into the bathwater to make sure that the dog will get clean. The next thing you need to do is have towels all around your bathtub. The bigger dog you have, the more likely it will make a large mess around the tub during bath time. By having bath towels next to the tub, you will help to prevent your whole bathroom becoming wet from the dog's bath.

The next thing that you should do is to have a scrubbing brush and extra shampoo next to your tub. When you begin your dog's bath, you will need a brush of some kind to be able to scrub your dog down. You need to make sure that you get all the dead skin and hair, or fur, off your dog. By doing this, you will help to prevent a lot of the extra shedding around your home. You will also prevent the dog from scratching because of dead skin.

Another thing that you can do when you are bathing your dog is to give your dog a flea treatment. Once you have dried off your dog, you can put a small flea treatment down their back and neck. This will help to get rid of any fleas that may be on your dog. This will also help to keep any of those fleas from nesting themselves in your home.

The most important part of the bath is to make it as quickly as possible. Dogs tend to become stressed when they take a bath, so getting it over with can help ease their anxieties. Getting them out of the water as quickly as possible will help them to be less stressed out about the situation. After the bath, your dog should go back to being their happy self around you. You can use the drying off process as a bonding time between you and your dog.

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