When To Give a Puppy a Bath

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When can you wash a Puppy and ensure that it is a pleasurable experience for them? – This is a common question that most people are unsure of the answer. Coming into the springtime it is very popular to see an increase in puppies. So, when is a good time to wash them?

As a basic rule of thumb, let the mother lick her puppies clean if they’re less than three months old. At the three to four month stage, it is considered safe for you to begin bathing them.

However, at that age, keeping your puppy clean isn’t just about filling a tub with water and trying to cautious to keep it out of their eyes. Lucky for you Petology has a special shampoo with a formula that is tear-free, and extra safe on puppies. The formula is natural sulfate-free cleansing ultra-mild tear-free shampoo specially formulated for puppies as well as dogs with sensitive skin to help avoid skin irritation.

Remember: taking a bath is going to be a part of your puppy’s entire life, and it should be a pleasant experience for them at an early age so they come to enjoy the sensations of being washed and won’t struggle so much in the future.

Its key to bear in mind that although your puppy may be easy to handle now, how straightforward is the same grooming procedure going to be when your pup has put on another 30lb?

By helping you to make bath time a pleasurable experience now means it will be something your dog they look forward to as they grow older, rather than running off at the first sight of water. This means you can raise a dog with a silky smooth coat and great smelling fur without the hassle.

Here are a few tips to make the first baths enjoyable:

  1. Make sure you use warm temperature water. You may like your showers scolding hot but your pup might not enjoy that too much.
  2. Create a positive and relaxed atmosphere. This is a new experience for everyone so the calmer the environment the better it will be for all involved. If the experience goes well it makes it easier to bathe them in the future.
  3. Only fill the bucket or tub with a few inches of water so that the puppy does not come fully submerged. This will help lower their stress and fear levels and make the bath process go much smoother.
  4. During the bath use a sponge or a rubber comb in order to reach all the nooks and crannies and ensure that they are well cleaned. Rinse thoroughly to guarantee you remove all of the shampoo.
  5. Lastly, use Petology products to ensure that you are using safe, natural, and tear free products on your new puppy! They will love it and so will you.



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