5 tips for the dog's bath with Cute Cosmo The Cavalier

Some dogs love water, but still find it difficult to bathe. Zenia from cutecosmo_thecavalier on Instagram has shared 5 good tips with us so that you can make bath time with the dog easier for both you and your dog.

1. Brush the fur before you start

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If you remember to brush the dog's coat before you start washing, you make the whole process easier for yourself. In fact, it is good to brush the dog's fur once a week if you want to keep the fur really nice. By brushing before the bath, you remove any loose hairs that may be present, as well as the tangled knots that can hold onto the water and soap.

Your dog will probably enjoy being brushed too. The link between the positive feeling of the brushing with the bath afterwards, can reduce any nervousness the dog may have around the shower or bath. It is important to create a good atmosphere around the experience from an early age - so always have lots of praise and treats with you!

2. Find the right temperature and pressure

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Make sure the water is not too cold or too hot. We humans love to bathe in warm water, but dogs should preferably be bathed in lukewarm water, which is most comfortable for them. Therefore, do not exceed 37 degrees when bathing your dog. You can bathe the dog with the shower head to gain better control over the water, but remember to keep an eye on the pressure. Too much pressure can frighten and feel uncomfortable for some dogs.

3. Use a dog shampoo

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Humans and dogs are not the same, and our bodies should therefore not use the same products either. Even though some dogs don't always smell great and your shampoo smells great, don't use it on your dog's coat. Many shampoos have perfume in them, which is not good for our pets. Therefore, use a special shampoo designed for dogs instead. Find one with natural ingredients and a mild fragrance, and use a sponge to massage the shampoo into the fur. You can also use a dog conditioner afterwards if you want an extra soft and fine coat.

4. Wash from the neck down - Take care of the ears

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Wash the dog with shampoo from the neck down - remember paws and tail as well. Leave the shampoo on for a few minutes before rinsing. You should be careful with the face and possibly only use a damp cloth to easily wash with, as the dog's ears and eyes are sensitive. Be careful that the water does not find its way into the ears and do not use the shower at the dog's head. Rinse the dog's body thoroughly until you are sure that all soap residue has been washed away from the fur. Old soap residue can be irritating to the skin after the fur has become dry.

5. Dry the dog with a drying suit

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Instead of using towel after towel and lots of time to dry the fur, use a Siccaro drying suit to dry the dog with after the bath. It is easiest for both you and your dog. You put the suit on after the fur has been rinsed clean - and then it is dry in just 20 minutes. If you groom your dog, and if you have a hairdryer especially for dogs, you can also use it in conjunction with the drying suit.

If you need more advice, or just can't get enough of Cute Cosmo and Disco Deluxe, remember that you can follow the two cute cavaliers right here: @cutecosmo_thecavalier

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