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Has your dog started to smell? This is a fair indication that it’s overdue for a dog wash

Most dogs will be healthier from having a bath every couple of weeks.

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Dog skin allergies

If your dog suffers from skin allergies, make sure you speak to the Vets here on Site at Orange Veterinary Hospital on pet care come bath time. They may recommend a different washing schedule for your dog, or recommend a specific shampoo, one that may be a medicated dog shampoo or a soothing shampoo. If your dog has itchy skin, it’s important to consult with the vet because washing your dog with the wrong shampoo can cause more irritation to the skin.

Fur type

Dogs with oily coats can be washed each week. Dogs with water repellent coats such as golden retrievers require less frequent washing. The same goes for dogs with thick coats – like malamutes who benefit more from being regularly groomed.

Inside dog vs outside dog

If your dog loves to splash in muddy puddles, run into the river and roll around in the dirt, then you will most likely need to wash it more often than an apartment-bound lap dog.

Bathing a Puppy

As a guide, try not to bath puppies more than once a month, as bathing removes natural oils that are produced in their coats. Groom you puppy with a brush in between monthly sessions of coming to see us will help keep your puppy’s coat nice and clean.

A few quick dog bathing tips:

Look at grooming products such as dog brushes and dog combs to help keep your dog clean and tidy in between visiting our grooming salon.

Use treat to reward them while you give them a bath so they love the experience.

If wrestling your large dog into a small tub requires too much effort, make sure you give us a call and we can take care of your dog bathing needs.

Call us today if you are in need of the best dog washing service in Orange. We are here to look after your beloved pet and all of it's pampering needs.

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