Are you terrified of bathing your Pomeranian puppy for the first time? I remember the time I got my first puppy، I was too scared of hurting him, which is why I did a lot of research on how to give him a proper bath.
So, how to bathe a Pomeranian puppy? To start bathing, use a deep sink, place a plastic mat at the bottom of the sink, and fill it with lukewarm water. Measure the water to be around 3 inches from the bottom of the sink or 6 inches for a 3-pound puppy.
Here, I will show you a detailed step-by-step puppy washing guide on how to apply shampoo, when to wash your puppy, and how to get that perfect fluffy fur.
How to Bathe a Pomeranian Puppy: Easy 3-Step Guide
Your Pomeranian puppy is a bundle of joy. Even though Pomeranians come in small packages, they need a lot more attention than bigger, stronger breeds. Bathing your Pomeranian puppy is a simple and straightforward process, but it’s normal to get scared at first if you’ve never done it before.
Don’t worry, though; you’ll be doing the same things you do when washing any adult dog, except you will have to pay attention to the amount of water you fill your sink with. A proper bath for your puppy is crucial for their fur’s health. Not only will your Pom be clean after a bath, but it’ll also have a silky and fluffy looking fur fit for royalty. That fur will take all the attention away the moment your Pomeranian goes for a walk.
If you want your puppy to have beautiful silky fur, these bathing sessions will be your most important thing. You will be implementing them in your routine to make sure your Pom always looks their best. If you’ve never taken care of a Pomeranian puppy before, I will show you exactly how to do it.
And I will also show you what you should pay attention to when bathing your furry Pom. But, first, I will focus on the essentials you need to have before you can start bathing your puppy. Without them, you can’t expect to get the ultimate results for a healthy, smooth looking fur. These essentials are:
- Plastic mat
- Dog shampoo
- Dog dryer
Now that you have all the essentials are ready to use, it’s time to start the bathing sessions. Let’s begin.
Step 1: Brush and Comb Your Pomeranian’s Fur Before Bathing Them
Every Pomeranian, including yours, have low amounts of oil in their skin and fur. Brushing their fur allows more oil to reach the hair follicles and disperse it evenly across the entire skin. This simple yet very important process promotes healthy skin and blood flow. Plus, it prevents the formation of mats on the skin and removes all the dead hair.
This is extremely important since when you’re bathing your Pom, you need to make sure that you wash their body thoroughly, and combing their hair allows for an easy way to reach all their spots quickly. The problem is that mats are a lot more difficult to remove after they get wet. These mats can create a lot of problems for your dog while you’re washing them.
If the hair is all tangled up, it will be more difficult to spread the soap evenly. If you don’t brush your dog’s hair before bath time, you will pull the hair tangles and mats on your pet’s skin. With each pull, these mats will be tighter and tighter, causing sores and pain for your little Pom. With just a simple brush, you can avoid all of these problems and give your Pom a good bath.
Step 2: Let Your Pomeranian Grow Accustomed to the Water
Fill your sink with 3 inches of water, place a plastic mat on the bottom. Then, make sure the water is at the right temperature – not too hot nor too cold. Slightly dip their feet in the water and don’t drop your pup until it has investigated it. At first, your puppy will be as stiff as a stone. He might lift the legs up or start walking around the water to avoid it. But the more it gets used to it, the easier it will be for the Pup to relax.
Now that your dog is ready to place your dog in the sink. Take some water from the sink with your hands and slowly wet their fur. Wash your dog evenly on all areas and once you’ve lathered your dog up, apply some dog shampoo.
With the shampoo, massage you Pom’s skin carefully without applying to much pressure. Spread the shampoo everywhere across their skin except for the face, or it can go into their eyes. If you do, however, get shampoo in their eyes, it can hurt your dog. Your dog may feel a little sting, but with a careful rinse, the problem can easily go away.
When you’re done shampooing your dog, it’s time to wash it all off. Take again some of the lukewarm water you filled your sink with and wash all the shampoo off of their fur. For a silky smooth fur, apply a little bit of conditioner on your Pom on the bottom half of their body.
This includes their legs, feet, and tail. Carefully apply the conditioner as if you’re brushing your dog’s hair with your fingers. Wash your dog’s fur to remove the conditioner. Don’t forget to wash under the tail and behind the ears as well. When you are done, simply lift your dog off the sink.
Step 3: Dry off Your Pom with a Towel and Comb Their Fur
Now that your Pomeranian is nice and clean, it’s time to dry them off. Take a towel and wrap the towel around your little puppy for a couple of minutes. Don’t use vigorous movements to rub your dog. After your puppy feels warm, it’s time to remove the towel and dry them. Take a blow dryer, set it to forced air (not heat), and blow-dry your dog’s fur for a faster effect without burning their skin.
In this case, a stand dryer can come in handy, but for regular use, it’s better to use a dog dryer rather than a human one. It doesn’t produce as much heat as regular human driers, and it’s a lot safer for Pomeranians. If you use a human hair dryer, make sure it’s set on cool since your Pomeranian won’t be able to handle the heat.
As you’re drying the fur, take a comb and brush the hair simultaneously. Combing your dog’s hair after bath time gives their fur a lot more volume and makes them look fluffy. For ideal results, start combing from underneath and comb smaller areas at a time. Move your hand in an upward position to give your Pom that ultimate fluffy look. Then, move slowly to the front, ears, and the top of your Pom’s skin. Finish up at the back.
Every first bath time experience with a little puppy is challenging. But with a little bit of practice, you will make this important bathing session a routine for healthy and smooth fur. Make sure that you bathe your puppy in 3 to 6 inches lukewarm water to avoid scaring your puppy.