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Puppy Grooming and Bathing


Your new puppy will be going home freshly bathed. It is best to wait at least 2 weeks before the puppy is bathed again. After this, your puppy will need to be bathed 2-4 times per month and have professional grooming every 6-8 weeks. 

It is also important to brush your puppy's entire body at least 2 times a week in order to keep tangles and mats at bay. Be sure to brush the joints and under the armpit area thoroughly as well. 

When bathing your puppy, always make sure to use warm water by testing on the inside of your forearm for the right temperature. It is very important that you do not leave any type of shampoo residue on your puppy as this could irritate their skin.  If you need to freshen up your new puppy, use a baby wipe or the Monat freshen spray (pictured), which smells amazing. 

I prefer to bathe my dogs either in my laundry room sink or kitchen sink, any sink that has a separate sprayer is helpful. Make sure your puppy's ears are always down in order to protect from water going inside the ear canal. 

It is best to use Johnson's baby shampoo or Bobbi Panther all natural shampoo (click on photo for link)on your new puppy for the first couple of months. These are both gentle on their sensitive skin. I have also found the Monat Pet line is very gentle and has such a wonderful scent that lasts. 

Towel dry your puppy and then follow up with a light blow dry with warm air.

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