Keep your canine looking and smelling kissable with this dog-grooming guideBy Woman's Day Staff
Dirty paws? Stinky coat? Gear up your grooming supplies and turn on the faucet-it's time for a good canine cleaning. Here, six steps to a stress-free suds session. Photo by Getty Images
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1. Lightly brush out your dog's coat before a bath.
This loosens debris and removes surface tangles, allowing bathtime suds to be more effective.
2. Place a mat or towel in the tub.
An uneasy dog is more likely to bolt during a bath, and this will help give her sure footing.
If she smells bad, try one with rosemary, peppermint, lavender or lemongrass-all natural deodorizers that fight odor-causing bacteria. If she is itchy, look for one made with colloidal oatmeal, and without sulfates (which can be harsh on skin).
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4. Use a mitt.
Slip on a textured mitt, like the Rinse Ace Shampoo Mitt ($8.50; Amazon.com), while shampooing to help gather Read More »from 6 Simple Steps to Washing Your Dog