Chia's first bath with PetSmart Groomers
I took Chia, the pug, to PetSmart yesterday to get her first professional bath. They have a service called Puppy Bath, Brush & More Package. It is great priced at $9.99. You can't beat that. That includes a bath, massage, blow dry, brushing, ear cleaning, and nail trimming. It also includes a bandana or bow if your dog's hair is long enough. All puppies can get this service for this price until they are 5 months old. It is suggested that you do this about once every 4 or 6 weeks. You shouldn't bathe a pug no more than once every 3 weeks because they will lose some of their important oils on their skin and get dried out. They were very quick. She was done in an hour.
Chia was terrified because she has never been in that kind of environment before. She is only 12 weeks old. It was pretty loud, and other dogs were barking. She was shaking when we got her back to the car. She whimpered for about 5 minutes. She was very soft and her nails were nice and short. Pug's nails grow very fast. She spent all day yesterday being clingy like she was traumatized. She is better today. She will get used to it after a couple of times.