Dec 24, 2001, 7:46 PM
hhmm..lemme see..I bath my dogs once every month. or when I feel that they are getting to oily ...most of the time, I get the dirt of by brushing..if it's still there, then it's off to the showers....but that's my prefernce...
Re: [jason] How often should we shampoo our dog
Got this from an article on the internet:
"Even if your dog is a house dog (i.e., stays inside all the time) he must go outside several times a day to go to the bathroom. That's where he can pick up a few fleas and bring them back inside where they multiply on him and in your home. There are always promising new flea control products coming out on the market, but nothing beats a good, old-fashioned flea bath, which is why most dogs get bathed as often as they do.
Of course, another reason to bathe your pooch often is that mysterious odor that many people, especially those who do NOT have dogs of their own, call the dog smell.That smell is offensive to many people, even Pet Parents, and using a pleasant smelling shampoo and conditioner (as long as they are the right products for your dog) can help rid your pooch of that odor . . . at least for a while. Which leads to the question, How often should I give my dog a bath?
Frequency of baths
Outside dogs should obviously be bathed more often than inside dogs due to outside conditions,Jarvis, recommends. I think that once every couple of weeks or once a month is great. As long as you brush the coat out thoroughly (before and afterwards), it will help to keep the tangling of the hair down. Drying is also a good idea with a warm or cool air hair dryer, never on high or hot heat, as it could burn your dog.
Frequency of baths is really up to you, however, and the recommendation from your veterinarian, of course. Dogs with extremely dry skin should not be bathed as often as normal-skinned canines because the bathing process dries the skin out somewhat. If you are having trouble with dry skin (or any skin conditions), seek the advice of your veterinarian who can tell you how often to bathe your pooch and what specific products to use on his sensitive skin. "