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Bathing a dog

 Bathing a dog needs to be given more emphasis. This is because of the fact that if you are careless in bathing, the animal may end up having some infections.  For example, if you don’t close the ears with large cotton ball, the water may enter into ear canals and may cause some ear infections with signs like constant discharge from the ears and shaking of head.

 Frequency of bathing actually depends on the breed of the dog. If the dog is of a hairy type like the cocker spaniel, then the bathing cam be carried out once in six to eight weeks. If these breeds are bathed too frequently, then the skin and coat can lose the protective characters.  However, if the dog has defecated on the skin due to the frequent digestive upsets leading to diarrhoea, to avoid the bad smell, the dog may be subjected to frequent bathing some times by the owners.
 
 Take more care in avoiding some irritant soaps or human soaps. The soap materials used for human beings are not suitable for dogs.  Similarly, many human shampoo products are having some ingredients that are not suitable in the proportions that are to be used in case of dogs. Hence, always use the specific shampoo products for dogs. Take more care in using any new product. 

 Always have good time and patience for products required for bathing in one place with availability of water source.  Dogs love the sprinkling of water, river, and oceans.  Even when you are using bathtub, have everything you need in one place and then start bathing of the dog. Try to have a leash, conditioner, towel, and shampoo in the bath place. some breeds have a 'snap reflex' when water or even air from a haridryer hits their face. So be carfeul your hands are not near this area. Take the water/air away from face and wipe with a sooped flanned to clean or dry cloth to dry

Caution: some breeds have a 'snap reflex' when water or even air from a haridryer hits their face. So be carfeul your hands are not near this area. Take the water/air away from face and wipe with a soaped flanned to clean or dry cloth to dry

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