Washing and Grooming

WASHING & GROOMING

Pets can get messy! But many things that are safe to clean adult dogs with are not safe for puppies. 

For Dogs

  • Baby-safe wipes. Any wipe that is labeled as safe to use on human baby skin is also safe to clean your dog.
  • DOG specific shampoo. 
  • BLUE Liquid Dawn dishwashing soap. The regular kind.
  • Dog safe dry shampoo. It is very important after washing your dog to dry their fur thoroughly. Pets can get a chill very easily which can make them sick. Be sure they are dried well and have a warm place to be after receiving a bath. (IMPORTANT - Towel dry dogs only.  Do not use any hairdryers or any type of blower.)
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For Puppies

Puppies have special oils in their fur and can get dry and itchy if the wrong shampoo or soap is used to clean them. The following list includes ways that are safe for you to clean your puppy.

  • Baby-safe wipes. Any wipe that is labeled as safe to use on human baby skin is also safe to clean your puppies.
  • Puppy safe shampoo. The shampoo must specifically say PUPPY on the bottle. It cannot just say dog shampoo. Adult dog shampoo is different from puppy shampoo and is not good for a puppy’s fur and skin. Be sure to avoid soap getting in their eye, nose, and ears. It is very important after wash your puppy to dry their fur thoroughly. Puppies can get a chill very easily which can make them sick. Be sure they are dried well and have a warm place to be after receiving a bath. IMPORTANT - Towel dry puppies only. Do not use any hairdryers or any type of blower.
  • Once puppies are 6 weeks old, PUPPY SAFE dry shampoos may also be used.

Bathing pets more than once a week is not recommended. You can supplement between baths with the baby-safe wipes.

 

 

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