Dog Bathing & Drying
If your dog is a happy and healthy little creature, which we are sure it is because you take great care of it, then there is a good chance it loves to play around all sorts of places. This also means that they get into not the cleanest of places, which can make their coat dirty, and by extension, affect the health of their skin. Making sure your dog is clean and healthy can also help you ensure that your little friend does not get fleas. All this can be easily done if you get your dog bathed regularly.
If high-quality bathing services are what you are looking for, then you have come to the right place! Our team of expert groomers can give you a dog bathing experience that will be enjoyable while still making sure that the dog’s coat and skin are thoroughly cleaned so that your dog can shine.
How often should you bathe your dog?
This can vary depending on a few factors, including the breed of your dog, the length of its fur, and the conditions and the surroundings that your dog lives in. As a general rule of thumb, most dogs can do well with being washed once a month. However, if your dog is of a kind with an oilier coat, such as basset hounds, you may need to bathe them as frequently as each week. Conversely, dog breeds that have water repellent coats, such as golden retrievers, should be washed much less often so that the natural oils in their coats are retained.
How we bathe your dogs
Our process of bathing your beloved pets is as follows:
Step 1: Before we get to the washing part, we first brush your dog’s coat well. If the dog’s hair is matted, it will retain water which can irritate your dog’s skin.
Step 2: We begin the bath by using lukewarm water. Hot water can easily burn your dog’s skin, so we take great care in ensuring that we are using just the right water temperature for the washing.
Step 3: We then lather your dog’s fur using specially made dog shampoo. Dog hair does not react the same way our hair does to the shampoos we use. People shampoos can be incredibly drying for their skin and can cause irritation. That is why we use shampoos that are specifically and exclusively made for dogs.
Step 4: Finally, we rinse your dog’s fur thoroughly. Residual of shampoo left in your dog’s hair irritates their skin when they are dry. Therefore, we make sure to rinse and repeat a couple of times to leave no soap or shampoo behind.
Now that your pup has been washed and cleaned, we move on to drying. There are a few commonly used methods of drying your dog’s coat. These include:
The best option for drying your dog’s face and the head is to use a towel. Not only it is easier, but it is also a much more pleasant experience for your dog. Once this is done, we move on to letting their body air dry.
Before we leave your dog’s fur to air dry, we dry off as much moisture from the fur as possible using a towel. Then, we brush out their coat at regular intervals to make sure the hair does not get tangled, knotted, or curled.
For this technique too, we start off with drying as much of the dog’s body with a towel, then proceed to blow dry their hair in small sections on low heat, in a steady back and forth motion.
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Dog Grooming Springfield IL
Springfield, Illinois, 62701