Tuesday, 22 January 2013


Does your dog love getting soaped and shampooed?

This is a simple question which we had asked couple of times on Facebook from the pet lovers, and some of the answers were like these;

“No way the very sight of towel and shampoo, has he run under the cot”, “never ever...the very sight of a bucket makes him run away”, “he runs under the table”, “no always runs away”, “she baths me and runs away”, “No ways...Tiger (German Shepherd) behaves as though its end of the world when we give bath to him”.

Another question that we asked was, “How many times in a month do you bathe your dog?”

“The answers were once in a month, fortnightly, once in a week; it depends on breed, in winter once in a month or may be once in 2 months”.

The reason behind asking these questions was that we want to know how many people are feeling it difficult to give a rinse bath to their dogs. The result which comes out was not quite surprising and as expected majority of people are feeling rinse bathing a time consuming and inconvenient task. The situation gets even worse in winters. When humans try to escape the daily baths in winter, we can imagine the state of pets. Dogs generally don’t like to get wet and in winter, it’s like trying to straighten the tail of dogs!

Bathing is a way to keep your pets clean, remove dirt, ticks and fleas, so as to keep them healthy. But, it is generally known that pets such as dogs and cats, particularly dogs, have a strong dislike for being bathed. Many a times, they try to slip and slide while given rinse bath, thus, it’s a cumbersome job to bathe a dog.

Problems of Frequent Rinse Bathing:

If a dog is bathed too often the skin will be stripped of its natural, protective oils. This will result in dry itchy skin, which will cause your dog to scratch, further irritating the already sensitive skin. It further lays ground for various infections and infestation by ticks, mites and fleas which will enhance the scratching and irritation, thereby discomforting the dog. That is why it is recommended to bathe a dog less frequently. How often your dog needs a bath depends on his lifestyle and coat. A dog romping in the fields all day will likely need a bath more frequently than a more sedentary dog, and a dog with long hair will likely need to be bathed more often than a short-coated dog. As a general rule a dog should not be bathed more than once in a month. Many breeds can go much longer than that. Also, frequent rinse bathing can cause the coat to soften and reduce its insulating qualities.
Also, after rinse bathing the water remains in the ears, which is one of the most common causes of ear infections in dogs. But a million dollar question is that if we do not give the pet a regular bath, they tend to develop dandruff which can be allergic or traumatic for both the pet and the person bathing the pet. The answer to all these problems is Dry Bath, which helps in reducing the frequency of rinse bathing. Dry bath makes bathing experience enjoyable and at the same time gives cleanliness and fresh fur to your pet and helps you in getting rid of bad odour. In short Dry Bath will reduce the frequency of inconvenient rinse bath.

“Bathe Me Dry”

First time in India, Natural Remedies Pvt. Ltd. has come up with a concept of Dry Bathing. “Bathe Me Dry” a dry Shampoo for Dogs helps in reducing the frequency of rinse bath. “Bathe Me Dry” is a quick and convenient way of bathing, which makes the bathing experience enjoyable to both you and your Dog. No Rinse No Fuss!

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