I dont know about you guys but I have definitely lowered my grooming standards since the
Shelter in Place
Working from Home
lifestyle changes went into effect.
I sent a friend a Snapchat the other day and thought "Holy Crap! Who is that??"
I have a previous post about how I am not helping out my
Kardashian friends with their bank accounts and
it remains............on a whole new level.......... TRUE!!
So, how often should you or do you bathe your Doodle?
I say: AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE!
I am not talking about daily grooming like brushing, ear cleaning, checking nails or keeping their site line clear by trimming their muzzle, or maintaining matts,
but an actual bath.
Dogs have a natural oil to their skin and if we are constantly adding chemicals like shampoo or conditioner and washing that protection away, we are doing more harm than good.
Excessive bathing can cause skin irritation that will be really difficult to heal and get the natural oils to restore.
I do, of course, give them a little spa treatment
before they go home so they have that
new puppy smell!!
We give our dogs a daily dose of Salmon Oil.
We just buy a big bottle and
put a couple of pumps on their breakfast.
Ive seen recipes where you can make little treats with
coconut oil but I havent tried that yet.
So although our little Doodles love the water........I say take them hunting or swimming instead of to the spa!!
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