About Dog Grooming Bath
Regular dog grooming is important, and a dog grooming bath is a great way to keep your pet fresh, clean and healthy.
Bathing your dog will help to keep its fur manageable, along with avoiding nasty yeast infections which can develop when your dog has matted and unkempt fur. Basic at-home grooming should involve cleaning your dog's teeth, hair, ears and eyes, and if done correctly, can be a pleasant experience for everyone involved.
In order to properly bathe your dog, you should first ensure you have all the necessary equipment close at-hand, such as the grooming bath, towel and any cleaning products you'll need.
Next, be sure to brush your dog thoroughly, as mats can get worse and almost impossible to manage when wet. If mats are undetected in your dog's coat are undetected for too long, they may have to be cut or shaven out so that they do not develop a yeast infection from the bacteria that can grow next to your dog's skin. Short haired dogs require a glove or curry brush, while medium to long haired dogs may need a pin brush, slicker or undercoat rake.
Do any other necessary grooming before bathing your dog, such as clipping its claws and clearing away debris from its eyes and ears. Dog grooming baths come in many shapes and sizes, from plain stainless steel, to suction cup-style baths that can keep your dog in place during the bath. It's a good idea to desensitise your dog to the sound of running water, as they can often be frightened.
Use a dog shampoo and begin massaging it into the neck before moving downwards. Be sure to dilute the shampoo so it will be easier to rinse out, and leave the head until last, making sure to avoid your dog's nose and eyes.