Pet Bathing

Bathing your pet regularly is extremely important for his health and comfort. If you are unable to bathe your pet on your own, or if you would like to have some help with the process, contact Silicon Valley Pet Clinic in Santa Clara to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian. We have some tips about pet bathing to keep in mind to make the experience a positive one for your dog or cat.


Prepare for the Procedure in Advance

It is best to have all of the tools you need for a bathing session ready before you begin. This way you will not need to fumble around looking for things while your pet is waiting for his pampering session. Make sure you have a pet shampoo, a warm bath or sink of water, a towel, a hairdryer, and a comb or brush ready for your pet's bathing session. It is best to bathe your pet at a time when there is no activity occurring in your home that would distract you or your pet from the procedure.

Use Proper Bathing Steps for A Clean Pet

Dip your pet into a basin of warm water to wet his fur. Add a bit of pet shampoo and lather your pet's fur using a gentle rubbing motion of your hand. If your pet does not enjoy being bathed, speak to him in hushed tones to encourage him to go through the procedure in its entirety. After the shampoo has been administered, leave it in place for a minute or two and rinse it with clean, warm water. If your pet is scared of water running, have a warm container of water ready for rinsing purposes. Wrap your pet in a towel and rub his fur to dry it a bit. You can then use a hairdryer on a warm temperature setting to dry your pet if needed. Afterward, comb or brush your pet's fur to remove any tangles.

What Our Veterinarian Will Do to Help

If your pet does not enjoy bathing sessions, you may feel better having a professional do the job for you. Our veterinarian will assist with grooming your pet as needed. First, an examination of your pet's health is conducted to rule out any medical issues that would require treatment. If a problem is found, our veterinarian will provide treatment recommendations. Afterward, a bathing session is provided to pamper your pet while cleaning him from head to tail.

Pet Bathing in Santa Clara, CA

Call Silicon Valley Pet Clinic in Santa Clara today at (408) 248-3844 to schedule an appointment for a wellness visit and a grooming session with our veterinarian. If you have any questions about pet bathing or veterinary care in general, call us to learn more.


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