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When should I bathe my puppies?

asked 2017-03-16 21:40:40 -0500

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answered 2017-03-17 06:32:21 -0500

Not too often,’ is the short answer. A dog’s coat needs its natural oils to remain soft and silky and to keep from getting brittle or damaged. If you bathe your dog too often (every week, for example), you will strip away those oils. A good rule of thumb is to only bathe your dog when he is noticeably dirty or smelly. However, the time between baths will vary from dog to dog (a long-haired dog will get tangled and matted hair if he goes too long between baths), and may also change from one time of year to another.

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answered 2017-03-16 23:53:18 -0500

If you use a gentle dog based shampoo, you could do it as often as weekly if they're really active and get dirty (i.e rolling around in grass, dirt, pollen). If your puppy doesn't get that dirty, monthly is more common. There are gentle dog spritzers that can be sprayed on either dry or wet fur, massaged in. Regular brushing will also help distribute oils and keep the coat clean in between baths.

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