Grooming & Bathing

How do you bathe your new puppy? Here are a few steps that will help with this process when you're new:

  1. Brush dog's coat before bathing.
  2. Clean ears.
  3. Trim toenails before bathing. It's best because if the toenail bleeds, the warm water of the bath will help stop the bleeding.
  4. When you start the bath, work from the neck down. Avoid getting water in the dog's ear as well.
  5. Use a bucket or cup to rinse the shampoo off.
  6. Finally, use a damp cloth to wipe your dog's face.

How often should I bathe my new puppy? There is nothing set in stone that says you should do it everyday or even every other week. The answer is just to bathe your dog when you think he or she needs it.

How do you keep your new one safe while bathing? It's important to put a towel or a bath mat down to keep your dog from slipping.

What shampoo should I use? I, myself, like to use oatmeal-based shampoos.

How do I clean my dog's ears? Here are a few simple steps that you can follow to make sure you and your pup have a positive experience.

  1. Massage your dog's ears. This will help them relax.
  2. Have your tools on stand-by ready to go. Use cotton balls or apply a gauze around your finger that is soaked with canine ear rinse.
  3. Follow your canine cleaning guidelines. You'll start on the outside and work your way in.

How often do I clean my dog's ears? You should clean your dog's ears once a week.

Is there a holistic method? Yes there are a variety of holistic methods. The ingredients may include tea tree oil, aloe vera, or clove oil.

How do I clean my dog's eyes? You can easily use a clean cloth or cotton ball to clean your dog's eyelids.

Is it dirt or an infection? There are signs you can look for to tell if your dog has an infection such as redness, cloudiness or inflammation.

How do I clean tear stains? You can mix peroxide and cornstarch into a fine powder, let it dry and then wash with warm washcloth.

How do I remove something from my dog's eye? There is canine eyewash solution you can use to flush your dog's eye.

How do I keep their eyes clean? There are a few steps that you can follow to help keep your dog's eyes clean. Keep them away from dust, do not let your dog stick it's head out the car window and trim your dog's fur regularly if it gets into their eyes.

How do I keep my dog's paws clean? It's important to keep your dog's pads moist. One way you can help with that is by using dry shampoo on a paper towel or you can also find a pad moisturizer.

Are there natural cleaners? Yes.

How do I trim my dog's toenails? You should trim your dog's toenails every two weeks. Trim around and not across the toenail.

How do I care for the skin and coat? This refers back to their overall health. There are supplements out there that can help with maintaining a silky and healthy coat. Grooming is also important, as well as your dog's diet.

What about allergies and shedding? Various dogs do deal with these. Your veterinarian can help with the allergies and there are various tools out there that help maintain shedding too.

How do I brush my dog's teeth? Dental care is definitely important. There are various products for dogs such as electric toothbrushes, soft toothbrushes or finger brushes to help with this process. Now, how do I brush my dog's teeth? Here's a process that will help:

  1. Get your tools ready. Toothbrush and canine friendly toothpaste are what you'll need.
  2. Get the gums ready by massaging the gums.
  3. Use a circular motion with the toothbrush.
  4. Start on the outside of the back of the teeth and your goal is 2 minutes of brushing.

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