The Importance of Keeping Your Dog Dry

If you have a dog that loves to play in the water or mud, you know just how adorable a dripping wet pooch is, but after a bath or a romp around your local park, you need to get your dog dry. Not only will drying your dog off thoroughly leave your home cleaner, it can also help keep your dog healthier. Drypet is here to help you understand why you need to keep your dog dry.

Reasons to Dry Your Dog

While there are many reasons to keep your dog dry, the biggest reason is to keep them warm. Wet fur doesn’t properly insulate your dog, and it will quickly lose body heat. It isn’t likely that your dog will get hypothermia, but you still don’t want your pet to feel cold after a bath. Ensuring that your dog is thoroughly dried after a bath, will help keep your dog comfortable after bath time.

Another reason leaving your dog wet can be problematic is matts. Leaving hair wet and unbrushed can lead to unsightly matts that you may not be able to brush out later. Moisture can also get trapped between paw pads or in armpits and lead to fungus growth on your pet.

How You Can Dry Your Dog

There are a variety of methods that you can use to dry off your dog, let’s take a look.

Blow Dryer

You may have seen a groomer use a blow dryer on dogs at the grooming salon. While it seems like a quick way get your dog dry, blow dryers often cause your dog to feel fear and discomfort. Not only are blow dryers noisy, but they also produce a sensation that your dog may not enjoy. Oftentimes, blow dryers get too hot for a dog as well. If you’re dog is fine with the blow dryer, make sure you use it on the cool setting.

Air Drying

Air drying is not advisable for dogs with long fur, but it can be beneficial for dogs with short hair. Short-haired dogs aren’t nearly as likely to deal with fungus problems, and they don’t battle with matts like long-haired dogs.

If your dog has an abrasion, incision, wound, or skin condition that is irritated by other methods of drying, air drying may be your best option.

Towels

Drying your dog with a towel works, but it can take a really long time. Your dog probably won’t want to sit still for long enough to get completely dry, which can lead to the problems listed above. Instead of using a regular towel, try a Drypet Dog Towel.

To prevent the need for a blow dryer or spending hours trying to dry your dog off with a normal towel, invest in a Drypet Dog Towel. A Drypet Dog Towel will cut your normal towel-drying time in half, plus your dog won’t panic at the sound of a blow dryer.
The Drypet Dog Towel is hypoallergenic and antibacterial, which makes it great for animals with sensitive skin. Made from microfiber, this towel is extremely soft and gentle.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave Drypet a message or call 647-401-7521.