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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Great clean facility, super friendly staff! Dr Joel was really nice, attentive and knowledgeable! Love that they have Sunday hours and that they see small pets like our guinea pig. They took great care of her and were able to get us a Sunday appointment right before closing on Saturday. Would recommend and go back.

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Jacqueline Franer
posted 1 week ago

I really appreciated the time the doctor spent with us. Dr Jacob was very very thorough and did not rush us out. He answered all my questions and concerns and then some. I learned more from him in an hour than I did from our previous vet over the last 7 years. We decided to switch vets because we wanted to be closer to home. I am so glad we did! I highly recommend.

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james rawe
posted 1 month ago

Thank you to Dr. Jacob Mathias!! Every visit is exceptional and makes us and our fur babies feel like family. He even takes the time to warm up to our dog who is very nervous around men. Thank you to the support staff as well! I will always refer Tipp City Veterinary Hospital!! You guys are outstanding!!

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Anna Burkhead
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We've never felt less than welcome here and have always left feeling confident in what was explained to us and any procedure that has been done. We are never rushed and it's easy to tell that everyone here truly does care for your pets and their best interest. I highly reccomend visiting Tipp Vet Hospital for all of your pet's needs.

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