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A Bath With Amo-san

Mar. 19, 2018 File No. 35 

Amo-san takes a bath once a month. While many Shiba Inus hate baths, Amo-san loves it when warm water is poured all over him. This is how we wash him!

A Bath with Shiba Inu, Amo-san

First, you set the water to 38 ~ 39 degrees celsius, and then set Amo-san into the bathtub. He’s always nervous at first. This blue bathtub can be purchased at department stores, and water can be drained from the bottom.

Shiba Inu, Amo-san, taking a bath

Next, you pour warm water over Amo-san. He’s starting to get relaxed.

Shiba Inu, Amo-san, with shampoo

When Amo-san’s all wet, that’s when the shampoo comes in. We will explain about this shampoo later on. According to the product’s website, you pour the shampoo itself or dilute it two to five times thinner. It is recommended to use shampoo twice if a dog is raised outside.

Shiba Inu, Amo-san, with shampoo

Let’s shampoo Amo-san thoroughly!

Shiba Inu, Amo-san, with shampoo

This is Amo-san during shampoo time.

Shiba Inu, Amo-san, with shampoo

Then, you pull the plug out, and while the water’s flowing out, you shampoo Amo-san’s chest thoroughly.

Shiba Inu, Amo-san, with shampoo

Then, you wash his tail.

Shiba Inu, Amo-san, shampooing

After you’re done shampooing his tummy and legs, you rinse off the shampoo.

Shiba Inu, Amo-san, face washing by towels

Since we don’t want any shampoo or hot water in Amo-san’s eyes, we have been wiping his face with a wet towel ever since he was a newborn. If you’re stuck with how to wash a dog’s face, refer to this article.

Shiba Inu, Amo-san, using conditioner

Now, it’s conditioning time!

Shiba Inu, Amo-san, rinsing off by shower

Lastly, you rinse the conditioner off. After you’re done with all the showering, you wipe everything and dry Amo-san so he doesn’t get a skin disease.

By the way, this is Amo-san’s shampoo from a company called APDC. The name is “Tea Tree Shampoo and Conditioner.”

“Tea Tree Shampoo and Conditioner” from the company called A.P.D.C.

This product is sold by two hundred fifty mililiters, five hundred mililiters, and five liters. The product is from Australia, and it is a co-development product between APDC and a phytochemist. It is made from an Australian evergreen called myrtaceae. Tea tree has been ground to make ointments by the aborigenes since a long time ago.
After washing Amo-san, he smells like a sweet plant. The scent holds up for about two weeks, so it’s kind of like perfume. The ingredients and the scent are very rich.

This is a video of Amo-san’s bath time. Please take a look!

(Side Note: Please be careful of the volume.)

For YouTube, visit here.

Amo-san sure does look like a hedgehog when he shakes his body during shower time.

Thanks for reading!

Shiba Inu, Amo-san, shaking his body during shampoo

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