10 Handy Tips for Bathing Your Puppy

10 Handy Tips for Bathing Your Puppy

To bathe your puppy, you have to consider their breed in addition to other aspects. Also, you must learn how regularly they have to be bathed and how to go about bathing them.

Now, you should know that puppies do not need to bathe often. This is because they need their natural oils for the upkeep of the soft and silky texture of their coats. And by bathing them often, the oils are stripped off.
The general recommendation is to bathe your pup only when you perceive them to be horribly dirty or smelly. Even so, intervals between dogs baths varies from one dog breed to another. Also, the time of the year to bathe them alters. Well, in the cases of long-haired dogs, their hair gets tangled if they do not bathe for long, so you must bathe them as per their needs.
Additionally, here are a couple of tips that pet owners may find handy when bathing their puppies.

Bathing your Puppy: Handy Tips

1. Start to bathe your puppy when they are young. By doing so, they get used to the idea of a bath early on.

2. Keeping in mind your dog’s size and the time of the year, select a suitable place for giving them their baths. For smaller-sized dogs and pups, you can use a washtub or the sink. However, to bathe bigger-sized dogs, using a washtub is a prudent choice. Also, you can bathe your puppy using a hose if the weather outside is warm.

3. Puppies tend to slip in the bathtub. Now, to avoid them from slipping, place a rubber mat at the bottom of the tub. This way, they feel more secure and cannot slip easily.

4. Gather all the things you need to bathe your puppies beforehand. Then, you do not have to leave your pup to find the requisites. Make sure that you keep the towels, shampoos, and other things, within your hand’s reach during their baths.

5. Only use lukewarm water for bathing your pup –and never extremely hot or cold water. More so, apply only dog shampoos when bathing them. The tear-less shampoos are good options in the range of dog shampoos.

6. As much as possible, do not let shampoo get into your dog’s ears or eyes. And if they get shampoo in these sensitive areas, rinse using water thoroughly. Tough make sure doesn’t enter their ears.

7. Always rinse your dog’s head last. Then, they are not inclined to shake off mid-way during their baths. Ensure to rinse your dog’s body properly, too. Otherwise, the traces of shampoo cause them discomfort.

8. During wintertime, keep your puppy indoors until they are dry. You can, also, dry them using a blow dryer on warm or cool mode for drying them. Remember ‘hot’ mode can burn their coats so better to avoid.

9. Dogs tend to shake off for removing excess water on their coats. However, to limit their shaking, you can hold their head still. Also, you can avoid water on the walls due to your pup’s shaking by tossing a towel over their heads after bathing them. Besides, you can train your puppy to shake on command. Then, you can avoid getting unduly wet too.

10. After you have finished bathing your dog, through gestures, tell them to be still. If they continue shaking, guide them to remain in place. Subsequently, recommence to tell them to stay. Follow by telling them to shake and shower praises in the meanwhile, too.

FINALLY

Bathing your puppy constitutes their grooming process. And as a pet owner, you must make sure to adhere to the prescribed guidelines for the overall hygiene of your darling pets.

Moreover, when you are bathing them, check for any lumps or rough patches. If you find anything untoward, discuss the situation with your family vet.

Getting Licked cures Depression? What!

Getting Licked cures Depression? What!

Depression probably is the most common disease of our generation, yet half of us don’t even consider it to be a disease. We come across several cases of depression every day, but it still is a taboo. People feel embarrassed talking about it in public. Most of us don’t even realise when we are depressed until it’s too late. 

India is a country with one of the highest number of depression cases. One of the major reason is terrible work-life balance leaving less time for themselves. Stress has started to take a toll on our physical & mental health, families, and relationships. Another major reason is loneliness. As we are getting more connected through internet, we are getting disconnected with real world conversations & connections.

Good thing is, depression is curable. Yes! And there are a lot of ways to get rid of it.
Commonly suggested depression treatment are: therapy sessions, medications, medical procedures and whatnot. But there is a possibility that symptoms can reappear. 
Is there a way where to completely cure depression once and for all? Yes, it is possible.
Ultimate depression pill is to Get a Pet. Yes, you read that right.

Let me explain. Animals are always considered as man’s best friend. They are probably the most positive creatures on earth. A human-animal relationship is thought to be the purest form of love.
According to the studies done over the human-pet relationship by Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, it was found that:
1. People who own a pet are considerably happier than the people who don’t own one.
2. They have a healthier lifestyle.
3. Their blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels were found to be under control. (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention)

Pets provide you with companionship

Just imagine, you come home all stressed up due to a long tiring day at work and see your dog waiting for you at the door. All that stress would go away the second you’d look at your dog’s face.

Having a pet can make you fit as well. How?

When you have a pet, you have to take them out for a daily walk. When you do that, it not only helps them become more active, but, it also helps you get fitter and healthier with them.

Pets are known to be great conversation starters

Pet owners often find it easier to talk to strangers, especially when they have their pet with them. People tend to get more attracted towards pet owners who own a cute animal, like, a miniature dog or kitten. So basically, having a pet makes it easier for you to make friends and blend into a social gathering. And a person with a good social circle is less likely to go into depression.

Pets have high Emotional Quotient

Your girl friend/boy friend may not understand but pets can understand emotions for real 🙂

Scientists have observed that talking to your pet about your feelings helps you heal faster. It is true that a pet may not understand what you said, but they sure can feel your emotions and negative energy. That is what makes them a great companion!

You will never cry alone

Have you noticed, in the movies, whenever a pet owner is upset, his pet refuses to let go of him and tries to somehow get him to cheer up? Although, there is no concrete reason to why pets, specifically dogs, do that. Is it because they understand human emotion or is there a deeper reason for it? A study has revealed that dogs have become more intelligent with time. They have developed the ability to read human mannerisms.

Alas! Most of us don’t get to experience this feeling of tranquility. Why?

Because we assume that owning a pet would add up to the anxiety & stress we already are suffering with. I know why they feel that way.
When anyone first decides to get a pet, there are many things that we need to ponder upon.
Pets when young, especially pups and kitten demand extra care in the beginning. It’s almost like having a baby. But, the catch here is, you don’t have to do that for two or three years, as animals grow faster than humans. An year old dog can get as tall as 4-5 feet depending on breed to breed off course. A pug somewhere may be giving me a bad look right now 🙂
A bonus, all the love and care you give them in their initial days, they would give it back to you a thousand folds for as long as they live.

So what are you waiting for, get home an ATM dispensing positive vibes!!