If you have a puppy, you are inevitably going to have to give them a wash every once in a while. The phrase “mucky pup” is commonly used for good reason - little pooches tend to love getting themselves into messy situations that require a fair bit of clean up. Whether that’s house training, rolling in mud, walking in the rain or a whole host of other situations. Now, washing your puppy is likely to be a lot easier said than done. First, you will have to learn a little about your dog to make sure that you are grooming them regularly enough and in a proper manner. Secondly, you must find the right products to suit their individual needs. Let us take a moment to run through this information!
Learning Your puppies Needs and Requirements
Different breeds of dog have different types of fur or hair and consequently have different bathing requirements. Some breeds shed, meaning that their hair falls out and regenerates. This means that they consequently do not need to be bathed as often, as older dirty hair sheds out and fresh new hair grows through on a regular basis. This means they do not need to be bathed as often as breeds who do not shed, and whose fur or hair consequently builds up dirt over time. Other factors that can impact how often your dog needs to be bathed include how much time they spend outside (working dogs who are out in the fields all day tend to require more regular bathing than toy dogs who only head out for a short walk once a day), whether they emit a natural odour (some breeds are naturally “smellier” than others) and whether your pooch has any skin allergies (dogs with skin allergies may require more regular bathing to apply skin treatments). Generally speaking, it’s best to check in with your vet for recommendations on how regularly your dog needs to be washed.
Keep your pup smelling amazing with our range of puppy shampoos
Is there truly anything more fun than trying to bathe a puppy? Excitable little creatures, they bound and shake and bark their way through a wash while secretly loving the feeling of the water on their skin. Puppy shampoo is an important part of the puppy grooming process, and choosing the right one is so important for their delicate skin and coat. Did you know that many puppies have allergies? It’s something to consider before you break out the new shampoo!
Hypoallergenic, Natural and flea shampoo for puppies
Puppy grooming isn’t the same as adult dogs, as they are not used to the sensation of the water. Their skin is also very easily irritated and so cannot be too wet or scrubbed. Regular dog shampoo won’t make the cut when it’s a puppy you’re bathing, but with the right product at Time For Paws, bathtime can be a calm bonding experience.
From the Pet Head Puppy Fun Tearless Shampoo to the Animology Puppy Love Shampoo, Time For Paws has options. Both options are gentle on the skin, smells fantastic and will leave your puppy sleek and shiny with a healthy coat. It’s important that you choose the right puppy shampoo, so have a look for flea shampoo for puppies, too. These are going to be important in those early days!
Looking for the best puppy shampoo?
Study the ingredients and the offerings carefully when you are choosing puppy shampoo. They’re designed to clean - not to avoid irritation. Look for words like “sensitive” and “gentle” and you’re on the right path. Time For Paws has an excellent range, perfect for any puppy and their first bath.
Choosing the Right Puppy Shampoo
There are countless dog shampoos out there, so it is a good idea to browse a few different options before settling on the best puppy shampoo for your pooch’s individual needs and requirements. This will help to make sure you make the right choice. Puppy shampoos are typically gentler on your pup’s skin and often have no-tear formulas in case they get into your pup’s eyes. We would recommend products like:
- M Pets Puppy Shampoo
- Johnson’s Puppy and Kitten Shampoo
- Wahl Mucky Puppy Shampoo
- Animology Puppy Love Shampoo
- Frontline Pet Care Puppy and Kitten Shampoo
You can also get puppy dry shampoo for when your pup just needs a quick freshen up. We would recommend:
- Animology Mucky Pup No Rinse Shampoo
So, there you have it. Make sure to check in on your pet’s grooming requirements with your vet and ensure you are giving them a wash as frequently as necessary. You can also give them a gentle wash each time they happen to get into a mess! Be gentle and towel dry them after! Remember to make sure your puppy is always supervised around water too!
Have a read of this article about giving your puppy a bath.