Many dogs end up in animal shelters after years of abuse or life on the streets. That kind of neglect can cause many serious health problems, which in turn can affect the dog’s personality and its ability to be adopted. Have you ever thought about the importance of a bath and perhaps a haircut for a dog that has been neglected for so long?
Dog breeds with continuously growing hair tend to suffer the worst effects from years of neglect. Their hair gets tangled in the dog equivalent of dreadlocks, called mats. Severe matting can affect the dog’s ability to see, defecate or even walk.
Dogs can become tangled in their own hair and even lose circulation to their feet and tail, which can sometimes lead to amputation. Because air cannot penetrate the skin, they are prone to bacterial infections and ulcers. Sometimes the process of shaving several pounds of a dog’s hair can cause razor burn and nicks on the skin.
Once the dog is freed from its fur prison, its skin is in a terrible state and it is in desperate need of a medicated bath to begin the healing process, both physical and mental, from the trauma of so many years of neglect.
Most shelters operate on a small budget. Most of their staff is volunteers and much of their food and supplies are donated. The shelters put their money into saving as many animals as possible and don’t have any left over for things like expensive medicated shampoo.
Did you know there’s a simple way to give shelter dogs a medicated bath so they can start their journey to a loving forever home on the right foot?
Your own dog needs to be washed regularly. Project Paws has developed a line of high-quality shampoos that will pamper your pup, and for every bottle of shampoo sold, one shelter dog gets a much-needed bath.
Project Paws Deodorizing Shampoo is great for any fur-bearing animal and contains natural baking soda to clean and deodorize the skin and coat. It is great for smelly dogs, softens the coat 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 like colloidal oatmeal, aloe vera and chamomile, it restores the natural moisture of your dog’s coat and is safe to use with topical flea control products. It is also safe for all dogs and puppies over 6 weeks of age.
Your dog needs a bath too. Why not choose a shampoo that will make a shelter dog feel better on the way to adoption?