While your dog is in the bath, use a washcloth to wipe her private areas, including her vulva to get it clean.
Always start with your dog's face, so bacteria from others parts of her body do not cross to the face.
If your dog has discharge or is in heat, sitting in the water while you wash her body and face might help remove any stains from her skin and fur. Keep the temperature comfortable. If her skin is irritated, water that is too warm may hurt.
After your dog’s face and body have been washed, use the washcloth to wipe her vulva. Remove any dried blood or discharge. If she’s swollen, she might be sensitive, so be cautious not to rub too hard with the washcloth.
Be sure to rinse any dog shampoo off her entire body to avoid dry, itchy skin. With a towel, pat her dry.