When it comes to how often you should bathe your pets, there is no one answer – it all depends on your pet and their lifestyle. For example, dogs with skin issues or who regularly play outside in wet, muddy areas may need to bathe more often than the average pup. Whether bathing your pet is a once-a-week, once-a-month, or even once-a-seasonal activity, you’ll want to have the necessary bathing products on hand when the time comes.
Our pet’s skin has a different pH than ours, which means human bath products can itch and dry them out. Instead, you’ll want to find a low-scent or fragrance-free shampoo made specifically for dogs or cats. There are countless options available that suit all skin types and price ranges, but two popular options are from Aesop and Burt’s Bees. On the higher end, Aesop’s pet shampoo contains ingredients like lemon zest and tea tree leaf, which give the shampoo a pleasant, mild scent and help calm the skin. For those looking for a high-quality, wallet-friendly option, Burt’s Bees Natural Oatmeal Shampoo is made with 99.7% natural ingredients, including beeswax, honey, and flour. colloidal oatmeal.
Water resistant brushes
When bathing your pet, it can be useful to have brushes to help remove excess hair. We know some pets fear brushes, which is why we’re so excited about HandsOn’s unique brushing gloves. When you use them, your pet simply feels like you’re giving them a great petting session! The mitt’s flexible rubber nodules will gently massage the soap into your pup’s coat and distribute the skin’s natural oils at the same time. They also gently remove excess hair and dirt while keeping your hands clean – a win-win!
A dedicated paw washer
With the Dexas MudBuster Portable Dog Paw Washer, keeping your pup’s paws clean has never been easier. Simply add a little water to the cup, insert their paw, twist a few times, remove the paw and dab dry. While twisting, the silicone bristles gently remove dirt and mud from your dog’s paw without any soap (or mess). When it’s time to clean it up, you’ll be happy to know that the tumbler and bristles are top rack dishwasher safe. Another advantage of this tool is that it’s small enough to slip into your bag when you go out, so you can clean your dog’s paws before they get in the car after a muddy hike or a visit to the park. canine.
A diet that supports the skin
Regular baths can keep your pup’s coat looking fresh and clean, but if his skin isn’t healthy, no amount of grooming will help. Pets with sensitive skin often struggle with patchy hair loss as well as dry, red and scaly skin. Fortunately, there are recipes specifically designed for pets with sensitive skin concerns, such as our Freshpet® Select Sensitive Stomach & Skin. This all-natural recipe with lightly steamed chicken, fiber-rich pumpkin, and brown rice is packed with natural prebiotics and highly digestible protein. Plus, the vitamin A and omega fatty acids it contains help maintain healthy skin and a shiny coat.
Possibilities for bathing outside
If you don’t have facilities to wash your pet at home, there are a number of options outside the home. Pet Supplies Plus offers self-service dog washes at many of its locations. You will find everything you need in our washing station, including shampoo, conditioner, towel and dryer. You just need to bring a brush and a leash to secure your pup during his visit. You can contact your local Pet Supplies Plus to see if a store near you has these types of bath stations. If not, many companies offer mobile grooming services for cats and dogs. One such company is Groomit, who offer in-home or mobile grooming services in their professionally outfitted vans so you can sit back and relax while your pet is pampered.
Once you have all the necessary products, be sure to check out these seven tips for grooming at home!