Bathing your dog is one of the most important parts of dog care. It can help with issues like fleas and dirt being spread all over your home. Follow these tips to ensure that your Charlotte pup is well-groomed and happy about it!


Dogs often enjoy being dirty, so it might be difficult to convince your furry pal that he needs a bath. If this is the case, start to give him treats when he jumps into the empty tub. Once he becomes comfortable with that, start adding warm (not hot) water, and continue to give him treats and toys.

Use the Right Shampoo

If you use a shampoo that dries out your dog’s skin, it can lead to irritation and a greater resentment towards bathtime. Aim for a gentle shampoo that will remove odors and dirt without stripping the dog of his natural oils. Feel free to call us to learn our preferred brands of dog shampoo!

Protect the Ears

Don’t let any water get into your dog’s ears during his bath! The water will make him uncomfortable and could even lead to health problems. Do your best to avoid getting water into them or stuff your dog’s ears with cotton balls when possible.

Call Today

For Charlotte dog care you can trust, be sure to bring your dog into the professionals at West Ballantyne Animal Hospital! We look forward to taking care of your pet, no matter what his health needs may be. Just call today to set up an appointment.