How To Bathe Your Pet
April 21, 2021
Steps For Proper Shampooing Your Pet:
Your pet's skin is quite different from human skin. It’s thinner, has no sweat glands, and has a different PH. Therefore most human shampoos are not satisfactory. Neither are many over-the-counter pet shampoo products, especially if your pet has any type of skin abnormality or disease.
Bathe your pet whenever it is dirty or smells bad. We recommend you routinely bathe your pet every 10-14 days to prevent excessively drying the hair coat.
Brush and comb out mats before the bath.
Pack cotton in the ears.
Lubricate the eyes with mineral oil, castor oil, Vaseline, or eye ointment to prevent burning or irritating the eyes with the soap or dipping solution.
Wet thoroughly before applying soap. Use Luke-warm water for the pet’s comfort. Use COOL water if your pet is “itchy.”
Thoroughly wet, add more water (instead of soap) to increase the lather.
Allow the soap lather to stand on your pet's body for 3-5 minutes. (Medicated soaps: 5-10 Minutes.) This step is very important!!
Use a sponge to wash the face. Using the fingers is better than any brush for lathering and scrubbing the skin!
RINSE THOROUGHLY to prevent skin irritation.
Repeat the soaping procedure if your pet is extremely dirty.
Squeeze hair to remove excess water before applying dip solution.