Many dogs arrive at animal shelters after years of abuse or a lifetime on the streets. That kind of neglect can cause many severe health problems, which may in turn affect the dog’s personality and their ability to get adopted. Have you ever considered the importance of a bath and maybe a haircut for a dog that’s been neglected for so long?
Dog breeds that have continuously-growing hair tend to suffer the worst consequences from years of neglect. Their hair becomes tangled into the canine equivalent of dreadlocks, called mats. Severe mats can affect the dog’s ability to see, poop, or even walk.
Dogs can become encased in their own hair and even lose circulation to their feet and tails, occasionally resulting in amputation. Since air can’t get through to the skin, they are prone to bacterial infections and sores. Sometimes the process of shaving several pounds of hair off of a dog can cause razor burn and nicks on the skin.
Once the dog is freed from his fur prison, his skin is in terrible condition and in desperate need of a medicated bath in order to begin the process of healing, both physically and mentally, from the trauma of so many years of neglect.
Most shelters operate on a shoestring budget. Most of their staff are volunteers and much of their food and other supplies are donated. The shelters put their money into saving as many animals as they can and don’t have anything left over for things like expensive medicated shampoo.
Did you know that there’s a simple way you can help give shelter dogs a medicated bath that will help begin their journey toward a loving forever home on the right foot?
Your own dog needs bathing regularly. Project Paws has created a line of high-quality shampoos that will pamper your pup, and for every bottle of shampoo sold, one shelter dog will get a much-needed bath.
Project Paws Deodorizing Shampoo is great for any fur-bearing animal and contains natural baking soda to cleanse and deodorize the skin and coat. It’s great for stinky dogs, leaves the coat soft, and can be diluted up to 12-1.
Project Paws Soothing Chamomile and Oatmeal Shampoo is a great option for dogs with dry skin. With ingredients that include colloidal oatmeal, aloe vera, and chamomile, it restores natural moisture to your dog’s coat and is safe to use with topical flea control products. It’s also safe for all dogs and puppies over 6 weeks of age.
Your dog needs baths too – why not choose a shampoo that will help a shelter dog feel better on their path toward being adopted?