Dogs are naturally good at swimming, but few dogs like to let people bathe, because bathing will wash away their favorite body odor, so it is recommended not to impose human hygiene habits on dogs. There is no hard and fast rule for the number of bathing times for dogs, which are generally determined according to the dog’s breed and weather conditions. For example, dogs of short-haired breeds may not bathe for life if they wipe their body surface every day.
The benefits of bathing your dog
The secretions of the dog’s sebaceous glands have body odor and wax-like secretions. These secretions have the characteristics of oil. If they accumulate on the skin and coat, coupled with the dirt on the body from the outside, they will make people very serious. Uncomfortable smell. When the weather is hot, if you do not give your dog a bath, it is also easy to be infected with pathogenic microorganisms and parasites. Therefore, it is necessary to bathe the dog, remove peculiar smell, keep the skin clean and hygienic, prevent skin diseases, and promote the growth of hair.
How often is it appropriate to give the dog a bath?
Dogs are born to swim, but few dogs like to let people take a bath, because bathing will wash away their favorite body odor, so it is recommended not to impose human hygiene habits on dogs. There is no hard and fast rule for the number of bathing times for dogs, which are generally determined according to the dog’s breed and weather conditions. For example, dogs of short-haired breeds may not bathe for life if they wipe their body surface every day. Long-haired dogs take a bath once a month. The weather in southern my country is hot and humid. You can take a bath once 1-2 weeks. There is a layer of grease on the dog’s hair, which can not only waterproof, but also protect the skin, especially long-haired dogs, but also make the dog’s hair soft, smooth, tough and elastic. If you bathe too frequently, the shampoo used in the bathing process will definitely wash off the grease on the dog’s hair, which will make the dog’s hair fragile and dull, easy to fall off, and lose its waterproof effect. It can also make the skin sensitive, which can easily cause colds or rheumatism.
Dog bathing method and steps
The water temperature should be suitable, it should be 35℃-45℃. Before bathing, plug the two ear holes of the dog with cotton balls to prevent water from entering. Wet the dog’s anus with water, squeeze out the anal gland secretions, and rinse with water. When taking a shower, you should first wet your dog’s forequarters, and then rinse back. Then apply the body lotion evenly on the dog’s head and body, and gently rub the head to the back, abdomen and limbs. Take care to avoid getting the bath liquid into people’s eyes. If it gets into people’s eyes accidentally, rinse them with clean water immediately. After rubbing, in order to maintain the gloss of the hair, you can apply some conditioner, then rinse thoroughly, and squeeze the water out of the hair with your hands. Wrap the dog with an absorbent towel and wipe the water as dry as possible. Then use a hair dryer to dry. The temperature of the air should not be hot. When blowing, you must blow from the back to the front. The trunk can be blown with a large amount of air, while the face should be blown with a small amount of air. When blowing the air, you should not be too close to the dog’s body, and you should keep swinging the hair dryer to spread the wind evenly instead of focusing on a certain point. While blowing the air, comb the hair continuously until the hair is dry. After it is completely blown dry, comb the dog’s whole body coat with a needle comb to make the whole body hair free from knots.
Dog dog bath precautions
1.Puppies or sick dogs under one or a half years old are not suitable for bathing. Puppy dogs under the age of six months have weak resistance and cold bathing can easily induce respiratory diseases. For example, flat-nosed dogs such as Pekingese have short nasal passages and are prone to colds, runny noses, and even coughing and wheezing after washing. At the same time, washing will also affect the growth of puppies’ hair. Therefore, it is advisable to dry clean the puppies under the age of six months. They can be sprayed and diluted 1000 times every day or every other day.The conditioner and baby powder on are repeatedly combed and brushed instead of washing.
2.choose a dog-specific bath. When choosing a bath liquid, be careful not to bathe with a bath liquid that is too scented, otherwise the dog will be overwhelmed. Try not to choose very functional bath liquids, such as those that kill fleas and ringworm, and do not use human shampoos.
3.the bath should be clean and thorough. When taking a bath, be sure to prevent the bath liquid from flowing into the dog’s eyes or ears. When flushing, do not let soap foam or shampoo stay on the dog to prevent skin irritation and dermatitis.
4. choose the right time to take a bath. Bathing for dogs should be done in the morning or noon. Do not bathe when the air is humid or rainy. After bathing, use a hair dryer to dry or wipe dry with an absorbent towel. Never put the dog after bathing in the sun to dry.
5. The number of baths should not be too frequent. Pet dogs are naturally fond of bad smell, and bathing will remove the original body odor of the pet dog, making the dog feel terrified.