4 Mistakes Dog Parents Make Between Dog Baths
To keep your dog’s skin and fur healthy, it is recommended to bathe for your dog every 2 weeks to 3 months depending on a few factors. However, some people forget there's important ways to care for their dogs between baths:
1) Don’t Wash The Dog Bed
It’s easy to forget or be lazy about washing the dog bed’s cover. All of your dog's dirt and grime will transfer to places your dog lies down most. So unzip the dog bed cover and throw it in the wash. This is the easiest way to help your dog and home smell better.
2) Leaving Smelly Dog Spots
Has your dog left stains or smelly spot on the carpet or furniture? Put baking soda down on those spots and let it sit for 20 minutes and then vacuum it up.
Make sure your dog doesn’t eat the baking soda! Baking soda is unsafe for dogs in large amounts, so only spot clean with baking soda when your dog is in their crate or outside.
3) Don't Check Their Dogs Toe Nails
Walking your dog on hard surfaces, such as pavement or concrete, will help wear down your dog’s nails. Which means you won't have to trim their nails as often.
However, it's good practice to check your dog’s paws and see if their nails need a trim. This also gives you a chance to check your dog's paws and see if there are any usual cuts or scrapes on their paws.
4) Forget To Brush Out Their Dog
Depending on your dog’s breed, you should brush them out every few days to every couple of weeks. Most dog parents want to reduce the amount of dog hair in their home, care, and on their black pants. Brushing your dog regularly will help remove your dog’s excess hair, so less dog hair in your home, car, and on your black pants!
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