Winter Bathing Tips

Often our pets require less bathing in winter, but if your dog likes to play in muddy puddles no matter the weather or temperature here are a few bathing tips to follow this winter!

  1. Ensure you have everything you need before starting the bath, that way your pet isn’t getting cold while you’re running around trying to find the brush you put in a “safe place”.
  2. For dogs with long hair, brush their coat before beginning the bath. This will reduce time spent trying to work shampoo through the fur while bathing.
  3. Where possible bath your dog indoors using warm, not hot, water. If you must bath your dog outdoors, try to bath during the warmest part of the day. If the treatment requires a longer contact time, play a game while you wait to keep your dog moving.
  4. Thoroughly dry your dog with towels after the bath to remove as much water as possible. Never use a hair dryer on the HOT setting to dry your pet. Using a hair dryer will dry out your pet’s skin, but if it must be used, only use the cool settings to avoid burns and damage to your pet’s skin.
  5. We always recommend using a quality leave-on conditioner after bathing to restore moisture loss. This is particularly important during winter months when pets are more susceptible to dry skin.

Hot Tip 

Aloveen Oatmeal Intensive Conditioner can be applied to a dry coat. It’s perfect to use during these cold winter months, keeping your pet smelling fresh between baths. Aloveen Oatmeal Intensive Conditioner is specifically designed to be left on the coat, so no rinsing is required. Not only does it smell amazing, it also replenishes moisture back into the skin and coat.