February 25, 2008 4:51pm CST
I got a new dog today...a little small fluffy white thing...my brother named it bob! Bob! any way i was wondering if you could helo me with things like washing it? how do i wash it..do i use special stuff or just soap? Its really just new born..should i be walking it? Is there any other advice you would give someone for their new dog?
26 Feb 08
Congratulations to you too. When my sister bought our first dog she was so excited. I didn't want a dog at first before because I was allergic but my sister really want one. At first i wouldn't dare take a look and especially touch it. hehe.. but few days after he became the most adorable thing ever i have. :D so cute. he's a Maltese breed with nice big eyes. Take good care of your new dog especially when it comes to their food because dogs are sensitive to it. they might get allergies out of it.
26 Feb 08
Hope this will help you!!! Things You’ll Need: Bath Mats Dog Brushes Dog Conditioner Dog Grooming Sprays Dog Shampoo Flea And Tick Dog Shampoo Towels Blow Dryers Pet Combs Buckets Step 1: Place a medium-sized bucket, three large towels and a hair dryer in a warm bathroom. Step 2: Make certain a shower mat is securely in place to keep the dog from slipping in the tub. Step 3: Isolate the dog in the bathroom before running the water. Step 4: Make certain the water is comfortably warm, and fill the tub with about 3 inches of water. Put the dog in the tub. Step 5: Protect your dog's eyes from the shampoo by using a lubricating eye ointment, which your veterinarian can provide. A drop of olive or baby oil will also do. Step 6: Use the bucket to wet the dog from the head down toward the tail, including the undersides, being careful not to get water in his eyes. Step 7: Apply a small amount of dog shampoo'available at pet stores'to the top of the head. (Do not use dish soap, as it can dry and irritate a dog's skin.) Be extremely careful to keep it away from the eyes. Lather down to the tail, including the neck and underside fur. If using a flea shampoo, leave the lather on for the recommended time. Step 8: Keep a hand on your dog, because he will want to shake the lather off. Be ready to turn your head away. Step 9: Pull the tub drain and run the water again; adjust the temperature. Step 10: Use the bucket to carefully and completely rinse the head first, avoiding the eyes and inner ears. Work the water toward the dog's back and undersides. Use your hands to work the water through the suds. Step 11: Turn off the water. While your dog is still in the tub, let him shake excess water off his fur. Step 12: Drain the water from the tub and dry the dog with towels from head to toe. Concentrate on the areas of thickest fur and between his toes. Step 13: Remove your dog from the tub. Turn on the hair dryer to a medium setting, testing the heat with your fingers. Aim first for the thickest hair, running your fingers or a comb through it until it is just slightly damp. Keep the hair dryer approximately 6 inches from the skin to prevent burning and overdrying.
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25 Feb 08
I don't mean to be rude, but the time to learn about how to care for dog, especially a puppy, is BEFORE you get one. How old is this pup? You say newborn, but if he's eating on his own he has to be at least several weeks old. Do you know what kind he is? Where did your brother get him? Why do you feel you need to wash him? Most dogs don't need to be bathed often, they are not like babies. Yes, you should train him to walk on a leash when he's young so he'll get used to it. My best advice? Talk to your vet and get some dog books from the library.