Use a sponge or washcloth to wet your pet’s face.
Avoid getting water into the eyes, mouth or ears.
Dip your sponge or washcloth into a basin of warm water with a small amount of pet or baby shampoo added.
Squeeze most of the liquid out of the cleaning cloth before washing the face.
Are you supposed to wash a dog’s face?
Washing the face
When you give your dog a bath, your dog’s face will require special attention. Don’t just spray him in the face with water and definitely don’t rub shampoo through his face. Instead, Pedigree advises that you moisten a soft washcloth or sponge with room-temperature water.
How do you keep a dog’s face clean?
Cleaning Your Dog’s Face and Eyes
- Use a soft, clean washcloth or sponge.. Moisten the cloth or sponge with room-temperature water (avoid extremes of temperature).
- Avoid using paper towels or napkins..
- Pre-moistened wipes.
- Be gentle but firm..
- A few words about soaps and shampoos..
- Cleaning your dog’s eyes..
- Tear stains..
Can you wash a dog’s face with soap?
When using any cloth, start with the eyes to avoid getting dirt and bacteria from the fur and skin into the eyes later. Once the eyes are wiped clean with a wet cloth, you can add soap to the cloth for other areas of the face. Rinse with clean water, not the bath water the dog may be sitting in.
Can I use baby shampoo on my dog’s face?
Baby shampoo is the only safe alternative where human shampoo is concerned, unless you use a shampoo specifically formulated for dogs. For example, Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo is a great option to use on your dog. Baby shampoos are formulated and designed for sensitive skin and are made to be a very mild shampoo.