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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Balanced Perceptions, LLC
Balanced Perceptions, LLC
posted 1 month ago

We took our German Shepherd, that is less than social, as a new patient. We have struggled trying to get an ear problem improved. Dr. Emily Benedict was awesome. She was patient and spent a lot of time with us explaining everything. We ended up having a minor surgery and it ended up being a little bit beyond closing time. We were never rushed by the staff. This was a much better experience for our pet and us than we were having at our last vet. This is a very nice large facility with drinks and snacks for us humans. I can highly recommend not only Dr. Benedict but the entire staff

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Shellie DiPietro
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I had a Bearded Dragon who was having trouble breathing and it was Saturday around 1:30 They were able to take my emergency in a half hour. Dr Joel sat with me and went over my Bearded Dragon's whole background and relayed new info I did not know. My dragon got oxygen and seems to be doing better. I feel if they didn't get me in that day my baby would not have made it. Thank You so much! Even tho it is 35 minutes away I may just switch to this vet because it is well worth the drive!

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Tom Hermane
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The employees are friendly and professional. My dogs are always well taken care of. When picking my dogs up I always receive a summary of their stay, and any problems if applicable. The facility is always clean. I am very happy with the services we have received over the years. Highly recommend.

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