A Husky n A Lab

Luna’s First Bath

6mos-siberian-husky-lunaLuna, my Siberian Husky puppy, is my first dog pet so without having any experience on puppy care, I always asked the vet doctor and pet shop owners on how to care my puppy, including when to give her the first bath. I was torn on when to give her the first bath because I got mixed advice. Some said to give after 3 months while others say after vaccination and few said to give immediately.  So, as soon as I decided the right time for Luna to give her bath, I immediately bought her shampoo, but before that, I’ve visited and read a dozen of online articles and youtube videos on how to give bath to puppies.

Before the bath:

1. Buy dog shampoo not human shampoo. Check your pet shop for varieties of shampoo, but ask for feedback from other dog owners.

2. You need: dog shampoo, big brush, towel, sponge, dog treat, leash (if your puppy is afraid of water)

3. Prepare the water. Lukewarm is good, not cold or hot.

4. Brush the puppy to remove soil and untangle fur.

During the bath:

1. Leash the puppy in the bathing place. Use short leash so the puppy will not move around so much. Be ready to get wet 🙂

2. Avoiding the ears and eyes, pour water on the puppy’s body until fully wet.

3. Mix the shampoo to a small amount of water. Dip the sponge on the shampoo mixture and lather on the puppy’s body. Scrub the body, don’t forget the stomach and legs, using the sponge and brush.

4. Rinse. Make sure that all the shampoo is rinsed. This is also the time that you can clean the ears and teeth.

5. Dry with the towel. If the puppy has long fur, you can blow dry the fur.

After bath:

1. Give the puppy a treat for doing a good job. 😀

Luna did wonderfully but I was fully wet because she constantly trying to make herself dry by shaking the water off her body. It was great after the bath, she smelled really good. I took some pictures after the bath but not able to take during the bath, it just slipped my mind because I was so focused on her.

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Luci, the Labrador Puppy

 

Meet Luci, my labrador puppy. She is just more than a month old. Luci is an added joy in my home. She’s so active and very dynamic. She became an instant hit to Luna. Although smaller, Luci does not head from Luna. She actually barks louder than Luna. She has a voracious appetite and she eats her food in no time. Luci makes a lot of different noise like whimper, bark, and huff. During the first few days, it was quite difficult to get used with the noises she makes but after sometime, it doesn’t bother me anymore. Her noises actually reduced now.

What I like about my labrador pup is that she looks so wise. I sometimes call her wise lady because she sits properly and looks at me intently like a wise person. She is quite an angel too, she looks like one 😀 Right now, she sleeps a lot after playing.

I took some photos of Luci, check them out below:

 

Luna, the Husky

This is Luna, a siberian husky puppy; she was 45 days old here and just recently arrived at my home. When I first saw her, she was very eager to come out of the basket and trying her best to reach the rim. When I got her home, I knew that she would be a puppy with full personality. She has blue eyes and black and white coat. She was quite smaller compared to other puppies I saw but I didn’t mind.

I wasn’t wrong about personality, she shows different faces depending on her mood. She doesn’t bark much but would do if she needs something. During 1.5-2 months, she just sleeps a lot. I love taking photos of her while sleeping but she’s really a joy to watch whenever she does some funny stuffs. Here are some of the shots I took when Luna was just 45 days old.