Bathing and Cleaning

Bathing and Cleaning your Puppy

The frequency of baths will vary depending on your puppy. We recommend bathing puppies when they smell bad or are oily.

  • Use lukewarm water

  • Use a mild/gentle shampoo for pets (aloe/oatmeal, etc.)

  • Rinse from tail to head to minimize shaking

  • Dry in a warm area

  • Dry off face, around eyes, and dry out ears (use ear cleaner with a drying agent)

  • Human shampoos can irritate the skin, and bathing your puppy too much can cause dryness and flakiness. This also is a great time to check for fleas, ticks, and possible skin problems.

Face Cleaning

Puppies’ faces get dirty, too. Clean daily or weekly (depending on breed) and while cleaning, take a look in/at the ears, eyes and teeth.  By doing this you can help prevent medical issues and catch medical issues before they become severe.

Nail Trims

Nail trims are important, and if not trimmed, nails can become painful for your puppy. Handling your puppy’s feet can make nail trims far less traumatic and stressful.

If you don’t feel comfortable bathing your pet or just want them to have a special haircut or grooming session, give us a call and we can get them in with our professional groomer! Click here for more information about the wide variety of grooming services we offer at TCVH!

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Donna Swingley
Donna Swingley
posted 1 month ago

This is the BEST VET I have ever taken a pet to!
I took my 12 week old puppy for a "vet check up" and they treated him like he was their own! Dr. Susan was very helpful and answered all of my questions and made sure I understood, she gave me suggestions on how to crate and potty train my new little friend too. I was very happy would refer this practice to anyone that asked. I am taking my puppy back in two weeks for sure!

Brittany Haney
Brittany Haney
posted 4 weeks ago

My dog stayed for just over a week and I couldn’t be happier with the service I and my pup got. Immediately upon entering we were greeted and they knew exactly who we were, even though we had never been there. The check in process was smooth, and I felt very comfortable leaving my pup. When picking up I received a report card telling me how my pup did, she made herself right at home! The check out process was seamless and quick. Before evening checking me out they called back for my pup to be brought up so it was fast and easy. Would highly recommend, and we will surly be back!

Teresa Phillips
Teresa Phillips
posted 4 weeks ago

They were wonderful. The place is very clean. They are reasonably priced. They should let future customers know ahead of time more about the feeding situation. For example, the customer should know to bring in his or her own wet food, if that is the daily intake. Dry pet food is supplied. I would recommend.Tip to Tail. Correction, Tipp to Tail.

Beth Hutton
Beth Hutton
posted 1 month ago

I was amazed by everything that everyone did. When I wanted to check up on my 2 Boys when they were there, the were very prompt about letting me know how they were doing. Now, I did have 10 year old Basset with hip and back problems, and 3 yrs old Siberian Husky who can be a handful too. They sent pictures of my boys letting me see they were doing well. They let me know when my Husky wouldn't eat and if they could try other options for feeding due to his anxiety. They are very helpful!! I would refer anyone here, as I was thoroughly happy with the service I received. 😊

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