Give your Dog a Relaxing Spa Treatment
I have a twelve-year old pug. As he has gotten older, I’ve turned his 5-minute baths into a whole treatment- a spa treatment at home for dogs! If your dog can’t sit still in the bath, I suggest taking them out for a walk to tire them out a bit. They’ll appreciate the exercise and you’ll have an easier time getting him to sit still.
Brush him down outside to remove any loose dirt and fur. Then set a relaxing mood for the best dog bath ever! Draw a warm bath, add your dog soak and turn on some relaxing music. The music helps both of you get into a quieter- a more relaxed feeling. Dogs can sense our energy do your best to remain Zen. Have fun spending this time with your pet. Try talking or singing with them. This is a great time to massage their temples, shoulders, back and legs. Their muscles get sore too!
Dogs can benefit from the same natural skin treatment that we use for dry and itchy skin. I like to use bath bombs in my dogs bath! My favorite one to use on him is Peace Out. It comes in a break-apart and I can easily add one or two cubes to his bath water. Mixed in with the dog soak he is in for a soothing and relaxing bath and smells good too!
Coconut oil from the bath bombs helps heal his dry skin and makes his fur look extra shiny and soft. After his bath and is all dry, I like to rub Pet Balm to his nose and any other dry patches like the belly to make it soft and smooth. Next time you give your pup a bath try giving him a relaxing spa treatment at home!
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