In an ideal world where we would have time to do everything on our ‘’to-do list’’, our dog would enjoy a daily brushing to maintain his beautiful coat, and a bath as recommended by the veterinarian. However, we know that the reality is quite different. Know that brushing and bathing are considered normal and necessary maintenance for your dog. Obviously, needs vary from one dog to another depending on the type of hair, their outdoor activities, etc.
Here are some tips for you:
Choosing the right shampoo for Fido is the main element of the bath. You have to choose the best one to suit his needs, his type of hair and the condition of his skin. For example, for dogs suffering from seasonal and/or food allergies, we recommend a product that is soft to the skin and that will soothe pruritus. Other dogs will have problems with dandruff or greasy hair; in these cases, it is recommended to use a product restoring the skin’s balance. Your veterinarian will be able to recommend a the product that best suits Fido. Obviously, it is essential to protect the eyes and ears to avoid the risk of inflammation. A little tip for long-haired dogs: it is best to comb the hair before their bath. This makes it possible to remove what needs to be removed (dead hairs, knots) and allow for an effective washing. To apply shampoo, you simply have to wet your companion with warm water and then massage the product on their coat.
After washing Fido, it is important to rinse him thoroughly and remove any soap residue. Rinse him until only clear water runs out. If this step is not done thoroughly, your furry companion could possibly develop a skin infection ... But by taking the necessary time and making sure that all soap has been rinsed out, everything will be fine. Better be safe than sorry!
This step moisturizes and nourishes the hair to make it smoother and easier to maintain. Although it is not mandatory, it gives your dog's coat a last boost so that it stays in a good condition. The conditioner can also reduce static electricity while giving luster and body to his coat. You can inquire about the best product to choose with one of our skilled grooming technicians.
It is necessary to dry the dog well after his bath. You have to tap and not rub the fur to avoid creating knots. Using a hair dryer is possible to speed up drying and make the hair fluffy – however, the hair dryer must be set at low temperatures. Areas that retain the most moisture and require special attention are ears, armpits and the groin. Prepare enough towels to thoroughly dry your dog. The bigger the animal, the more towels you will need.