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Must-Avoid Bath Time Mistakes Every Pet Owner Must Know!

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Since taking a bath is an important factor be it for a dog or human, as can be relaxing and provide a calming experience. It is common for dogs to run in the other direction as soon as they hear the noise of the water and may try to run again in the middle of their bath. A dog bathing in Stuart FL has made the process a lot easier by easily boarding our dog for full-day grooming. Grooming is a necessity as this not only helps to keep your dog’s coat healthy but to also help reduce allergies and the possibility of infection from dirt and germs. While your dog may resist the idea of a bath, but since you are a pet owner, it is your responsibility to make it as positive and stress-free as possible for your pet.

Here are some common bath time mistakes every pet owner makes, unintentionally, which needs to be corrected!

Wrong Water Temperature

Most of the pet owners make the mistake of bathing their dog in water that which is either too hot or too cold. The bath water should be lukewarm because water that is too hot or too cold causes a negative stimulus and lead your dog to resist taking a bath. Spray the nozzle on your forearm and/or your elbow to check the water temperature. 

Spraying Too Rough
It is best to use a hand-held nozzle or spray in r the tub to bathe your dog. If you are sending him/her for Dog Bathing in Stuart Fl, then you may not worry as the experts know the way to do it, but if you are doing it on your own, you need to be extra careful as the water jet should always be sprayed directly on the dog’s fur because the loud noise of running water combined with the water pressure can scare your dog immediately. The very first step is to, let the water spray on the back of your hand to make sure the spray isn’t overly intense, then move the nozzle across the body of your dog. Once your dog is at ease, you can wet the entire coat thoroughly. 

Using the Wrong Shampoo

As we always select the right kind of shampoo for ourselves according to the different needs, similarly your dog requires the same. If he/she been sent for Dog Boarding in Port St. Lucie, you need to check if they are taking care of him/her properly using the right products, or the products given by you. 

One should never use human shampoos on your dog, no matter if the product is an all-natural solution or a mild baby shampoos. Your dog’s skin has a distinct pH balance which differentiates much more than humans, so using human shampoos on your dog’s skin will only dry their skin out. It is advised to ask your veterinarian for a recommendation of the ideal shampoo for your dog. The best-prescribed products to use for dogs is an oatmeal-based shampoo which is exclusively designed for pets. If your dog is suffering from any sort of skin condition, you should only use a vet recommended medicated shampoo. If your dog has sensitive skin, you must test the shampoo first on a spot on the back of his/her leg and kindly wait and check to see if there is any itching caused by the shampoo before using it in a bath. 

Dogs have a natural tendency to groom themselves, so there isn’t a need to bathe your dog more than once a month as too may bath may strip away the natural oils from their coat, which results in skin irritations.