We bathe our Westies every week and have never had skin problems. We want our Westies clean and
smelling good! We have listed on the
Supplies page the kind of shampoo we use. These products
are tried and proven as far as we are concerned. When bathing, it is very
important to rinse, rinse, and then rinse again and be sure you use the right
Good grooming habits are essential
for your Westie:
Daily, you should brush or comb
your Westie. If you spend 3-5 minutes daily brushing your Westie, you
will never have problems with the coat getting matted. Be sure to brush
his stomach, chest, and under his front legs.
With every bath comes a teeth
brushing. Remember, doggie toothpaste, not yours!
Nail trimming should occur every
Trim his paw pads and keep the
hair trimmed between his eyes and nose.
- The chart below shows the
length of hair and direction of pull if you strip your Westie.
- Courtesy of Doubletake Westies