Giving your dog a bath can be an opportunity to bond and show you pet just how much you love them. Natural Dogtails Dog Shampoo is made with soothing essential oils which helps with dry or itchy fur and is suitable for all fur types.
You will want to start off by gently brushing out your dogs entire coat. This is the perfect time to inspect for ticks or sores that may need to be addressed by a vet. Gently rinse your dog with lukewarm water. Once the coat is entirely wet apply Dogtails Dog Shampoo. Starting at the head gently use thumbs and finger tips to get into rolls and deep into the coat paying special attention to areas that are prone to getting dirty like paws.
Avoid getting shampoo in your dogs eyes, ears, nose and mouth. Carefully wash the head and face with a damp moist cloth. Many dogs ears are prone to infection if too much water gets inside. You will want to only use a damp cloth to gently clean around the mouth and ear area.
Rinse your dog entirely until nothing but clear water runs from the coat. Shampoo residue can cause irritation following a bath. Once water runs off clear you will want to rinse the entire coat one last time.
Dry your dog with a soft Dogtails Plush Microfiber Towel by laying it across their back and gently patting dry making sure to pay attention to the ears.
Reward your dog with a treat for being a good sport. You now have a happy and shiny dog that is ready to go out and play so you have to wash them again!
Photo credit: @sheldon_thedog/ Polaris Photography
Earth Day is just 10 days away but over here at Dogtails we like to celebrate Earth Month. Think of all the extra ways you can take care of our planet & reduce you and your dogs carbon footprint.
A simple one is bringing reusable tote bags to the pet store, grocery store and farmers market. Dogtails essential tip: Leave your totes by the front door, in your bicycle basket or in the trunk of your car. You will never forget them again.
When the weather starts to warm up, creepy crawlers (fleas/ticks) come out to play. Their first stop? Our warm blooded dogs. Use a flea and tick preventative to protect your dog from an itchy nightmare. Wait 48 hours to bathe your dog after applying any topical medicine.
Check your dogs fur regularly. See your veterinarian for help.
Dogtails Essential Tips for Brushing your Dog
★ Brush your dog before a bath. Fur tangles more when it is wet.
★Always brush down in the direction of your dogs fur growth with deep gentle strokes.
★ Never brush skin which can cause irritation and pain.
★ Keep your dog comfortable through the grooming process. They will be much more accepting and know what to expect.
★ Reward your dog with a treat!
1. Prep the bathroom with Dogtails Microfiber Towels & Dog Shampoo. Gently brush out any visible dirt and debris in fur.
2. Use lukewarm water and a plastic cup or shower nozzle (Make sure the tub isn't slippery). Massage a small amount of shampoo into your dog's fur staying away from the eyes and nose.
3. Starting from the head to the tail carefully rinse shampoo completely out of fur. Towel dry by patting, avoid rubbing which tangles the fur. Give your dog a treat and relax together.