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How do I shampoo my dog?

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We understand that not all pets are particularly cooperative when being washed; hopefully this guide will give you some tips to make the job easier.


This can be a bit of a soggy process for everyone involved but a lot of dogs don’t mind being shampooed. It is usually easiest to do this in the bath to prevent you getting water everywhere, but always wash the bath thoroughly with disinfectant afterwards. Using the shower head to wash your dog may also make it easier. Always check that the temperature of the water isn’t too hot before you use it on your dog.


• Wet your dog thoroughly.

• Massage the shampoo into the coat until you get a good lather, being careful of the eyes and ears. Make sure you get to the difficult spots like between the toes.

• Let your dog stand for 10 minutes or as directed on the label so that the shampoo can work.

• Rinse the shampoo off thoroughly with clean water.

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