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Skin and Coat
Allergy (Atopy) Treatment Options for Cats Benefits of Giving Your Pet Fish Oil (Omega 3) Benefits of Giving Your Pet Fish Oils & Fatty Acids Caring for Your Pet's Skin and Coat Choosing a Pet Shampoo for Your Dog or Cat Common Causes of Your Pet's Persistent Itch Do Dog and Cats Need Calcium? Eliminating Pet Odor Finding a Lump or Wart on Your Pet Fly Control for Your Dog How Often Should you Wash your Dog? How to Bathe Your Dog How to Choose the Best Shampoo for Your Pet How to Reduce Cat Hairballs How to Remove Skunk Odor from Dogs & Cats How to Treat 5 Common Skin Diseases in Pets How to Treat Your Dog's Bacterial Skin Infection Maintaining Your Dog's Skin and Coat Health Manage Your Dog's Itching Caused By Allergies Managing Your Cat's Dry Winter Skin Managing Your Dog's Dry Winter Skin Managing Your Dog's Skin Allergies Natural Remedies for Pets with Allergies & Atopy Pet Conditions That Benefit From Omega 3 Preventing and Controlling Pet Hair Loss Promote Healthy Skin and Coat in Your Cat Quick Itch Relief For Your Pet Reducing Your Dog's Shedding Remedies for Pets with Skin Allergies (Atopy) Remedies to Treat Pet Skin Infections Shampoos for Dogs with Skin Allergies Solutions for Your Cat's Skin Infections Top 4 Allergies in Pets Treating Your Horse's Skin Problems Treating Your Pet's Hot Spots Understanding Demodectic Mange (Red Mange) What Causes Pet Odor? Which Skin Supplements Are Best for My Pet? Why Do Dogs Shed?

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How to Bathe Your Dog

Do not use human shampoos on your dog's skin. Human grade shampoos contain chemicals that are too harsh to use on dog skin. Bathe your dog with a shampoo specially formulated for his or her skin and coat needs.

Use a washcloth to clean your dog's face and ears.

Dilute the shampoo with water (1:10 ratio) to decrease the concentration of the shampoo. This makes it easier to distribute through the skin and easier to rinse.

Leave the shampoo on your dog for 10 minutes.

Rinse the shampoo from your dog's skin thoroughly, removing all excess shampoo residue. Follow with a dog conditioner.

Pharmacy Tip
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If using a flea preventative, wait at least 24 hours after bathing your dog before applying.
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