Bath Tips for your Scottsdale Pet

Recently, I was trying to get Rocco, my puppy, to enjoy his bath. I ended up getting a bath by the time we were done because he was wiggling around so much.  So, I posted out to our loyal facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/bellashouseandpets) for tips and suggestions. With their suggestions and a little research, I came up with this nifty list:

  1. Gather all your supplies together before you start the process. Having the shampoo, treats, and towels close by will only help you in the long run .
  2. Smear peanut butter on the side of the tub that they can lick. Then they will associate bath time with peanut butter time!
  3. Feed them treats while they are in there so they know they are being rewarded.
  4. Do not leave the faucet running. Your pup may think that he will have to fight to stay a float eventually or might be turned off to the loud noise. Instead, grab a plastic cup and fill the tub up a few inches so that it is less of a noisy moment.
  5. Wash his face with a washcloth. Pouring water on your dog could frighten him. Also, their ears shouldn’t get wet, and should be carefully cleaned and DRIED out.
  6. Pet Shampoo is a must. Human Shampoo is a lot different and serves different purposes. The PH Balance is different, pets skin is more sensitive, and there are different ingredients. (http://happytailsspa-blog.com/2008/04/12/is-there-really-any-difference-between-dog-shampoo-human-shampoos/)

Lets hear your tips!  What is bath time like at your house? Do you take your pet to the groomers? Do you take them to a dog washing store where you do it yourself?  Tell us your tips and tricks!

This information has been provided to you from Bella Vasta, the Pack Leader for Bella’s House and Pet Sitting in Scottsdale AZ. For more information please call 480.330.4552 or go to http://www.bellashouseandpets.com

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