How often do you bath your dog? I would suggest it depends on the breed, long haired dogs who can accumulate mud or dirt in their coats would benefit from more frequent bathing, other breeds may be ok with a bath at least once every two months.
Some owners think bathing once a week is good but this can have a harmful effect on older dogs as their skin may have dehydrated over time so regular bathing could be detrimental.
It is also important not to use soaps or shampoo that are produced for humans as the scents used can irritate the dogs skin, best to use products formulated especially for dogs instead.
What do you think?
By the way, just after their bath is the best time to cut the nails as they will have absorbed a little of the water and therefore be much more pliable.
The older your dog gets the more frequently he will need his nails trimmed, this is because he may not be getting as much exercise as he did when younger, nails left to long can cause great discomfort for your dog or even be a source of infection.
Clipping the dog’s nails is best done when he is tired after a walk or is content after his meal when he is less likely to wriggle about. Have some styptic powder ready in case you cut into his quick, so you can stop the bleeding, don’t worry if this happens even the professionals get it wrong sometimes.
Have a few treats available to reward him for good behaviour, and take your time do relax, if you are anxious your dog will pick up on this and will not be settled, if in any doubt about clipping safely then by all means get the vet or the dog parlour to do it for you.
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