The Golden Retriever's Bathing safeguards and Grooming Tip

The Golden Retriever’s Bathing Safeguards and Grooming Tips

by LLxx on Mar 08, 2024

The Golden Retriever’s Bathing Safeguards and Grooming Tips

It is very acknowledgeable thing for a golden retriever dog’s bathing. Here we are just discussed a couple of main key points for the bathing of golden retriever. Smoothly comb the hair before bathing the golden retriever.


Smoothly comb the hair before bathing the golden retriever. In summer the bath water temperature should be lowered appropriately however not below 15 degrees Celsius and in winter it should be approximately 35 to 38 degrees Celsius. Don’t take the shower immediately after exercising your golden retriever puppy. Don’t let water enter the dog’s ears. Use cotton to plug it. Soap foam should be thoroughly rinsed off. Choose a bath in the morning or noon. Most quick thing is you have to do dry the water immediately after washing.

 Guidelines to Bathing a Golden Retriever Puppy

  1. Clean the hair before bathing

Please pay attention to clean the hair of golden retriever before bathing. This will be helped the hair tangled and prevent become more tangled. It can also remove the large dirt for easy washing. 

Especially those areas around,

  • The mouth
  • Behind the ears
  • Underarms
  • Inner thighs
  • And toes

The areas where dogs should be groomed. In order to reduce the dog's pain when do grooming, you can hold the root of the hair with one hand and comb with the other.

  1. Adjust the bath water temperature according to the season

As I mentioned before, in the summer, the temperature of the bath water can be lowered appropriately 15 degrees. In winter, the water temperature is the best close to body temperature that will be around 35 to 38 degrees Celsius. If the water is too hot, it will cause the blood vessels of the skin to expand drastically and affect the blood supply to the brain.

  1. Other matters to pay attention in bathing with golden retriever

Don’t take the bath immediately when the Golden Retriever just finishes exercise. It should takes more than half an hour to relax otherwise the Golden Retriever is prone to diseases such as arthritis.

The water might go easily inside the ears of golden retriever because the ears are inflammation. What should you do then? Before taking the bath get the two rub cotton balls slightly larger and put them into the golden retriever's ears. Then the water will be blocked by the cotton balls. Remember to take it out otherwise it will be troublesome. When taking a bath, be sure to prevent shampoo from flowing into the dog’s eyes or ears. When flushing, do not let shampoo stay on the dog to prevent irritation of the skin and cause dermatitis.

There is the one last thing about bathing the golden retriever consider to perfect time in the morning or noon. Don’t take a bath when the weather is humid or rainy. After washing, you should use a hair dryer or towel to dry it immediately. You can't dry the golden retriever dog by the sunlight just after washing and bathing. If you do not dry it immediately more chance to damp skin is easy to breed bacteria.

Main basis of your golden retriever

  • When need the bathe of puppy. Your nose know!
  • No need to take continuous bathing to prevent dry skin just only once or twice a month.
  • Brush the teeth every day to keep your coat clean and healthy, and to reduce the number of baths required.
  • Use warm water to keep the house warm and prevent chills.
  • When it is under 16 weeks of age, perform a "partial" cleaning instead of bathing.
  • When you are older, soak in the sink with hot water.
  • Do not use dish soap or human shampoo. Buy dog shampoos that are safe for puppies.
  • Do not use flea shampoo on puppies under 12 weeks.
  • Look for oatmeal or shampoo for sensitive skin irritation.

Pro Tip: Keep a towel just for your pup! If you don't want to ruin your own family towels, it's a great idea to keep a towel around just for your golden retriever.

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