Self-Serve Dog Wash
Locations offering Self-Serve Dog Wash Stations listed below.Bathing your dog is important, although your furry friend might try to convince you it's not! The fact is, bathing helps maintain your dog's skin and coat and keep them parasite free. Bathing a small dog isn't always quite the chore that bathing a larger dog can be, but at Hollywood Feed we kept all shapes and sizes in mind with our Self-Serve Dog Wash Stations. Whether 15 lbs. or 120 lbs., the door and stairs make it easy to load your dog in the tubs. And for small dogs, the floor can be raised so you don't break your back bending over and scrubbing all that fur! We provide everything you need from shampoo, conditioner, towels, and brushes, to nail clippers and even blow dryers. And it gets even better...that mess of dog hair and dirt that's left? Don't worry about it! We'll take care of all of that for you!
Our Self-Serve Dog Wash is just $9.99 and we provide:
- Brushes, including Furminators
- Nail Clippers
- Blow Dryers
- And we do all the clean up!
Locations offering Self-Serve Dog Wash Stations listed below.
How Often Should I Bathe My Dog?
Every dog is different. Breed, daily activity, and genetics all play a role in how often you should bathe your dog. If your dog has skin allergies, it's best to talk with your veterinarian about how often to bathe and what shampoo to use. It's important to remember to brush your dog often. It's an equally important part of your dog's skin and coat needs.
- Bathe your dog as little as possible. Unlike humans, dogs don't need daily baths. bathing too frequently can strip a dog's skin of its natural oils, drying it out and causing itchiness.
- Daily activities can influence whether or not your dog needs a bath. Does your dog like to play in the mud? Maybe a good, smelly, pile of grossness on the ground beckons your pooch to roll in it. You can't help if your dog is smelly, gets in something bad, or is just covered in dirt. But if he doesn't smell too strongly, consider rinsing him with water, then brushing his coat. It will give most dogs the splash of freshness they need.
- Certain breeds have different bathing requirements. Oily coats may need bathing more often. Short-haired breeds with smooth coats need less frequent baths. Breeds such as Labrador Retrievers and Goldens should be bathed less often to preserve their natural oils and water repellent coats. Breeds with double coats need tons of brushing, but fewer baths. Choose a high-quality, sulfate and paraben free shampoo.
- Always use a high-quality, sulfate and paraben free shampoo. It's better for your dog's skin and won't strip it of its natural oils.
- Always take your time bathing your dog and associate a bath with good things. Talk to him in a soothing, calm voice. Reward calm behavior with a treat.
- Be sure to rinse all of the shampoo out of your dog's coat. Any left in the fur can irritate his skin.
- Use caution when clipping nails. If you quick your dog's nail they will have bad memories and be less likely to cooperate next time. If you need assistance, any of our Feed Team members will be happy to help.
- We provide dryers for your convenience, but sometimes a good towel drying then air drying is best. Hot air can cause your dog's skin to dry out and in turn be itchy.
Self-Serve Dog Wash offered at the following locations:
Germantown - 2031 S Germantown Rd., Memphis, TN 38139
Poplar/Erinway - 4864 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38117