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Do dogs need baths?

asked 2017-04-03 01:00:17 -0500

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Yes I always tell my grooming clients dogs need to be bathed every 4-6 weeks at least. Depending on coat time they could go 8-10 weeks tops. Smooth coated dogs could get away with a good dry shampoo or whipes

Jocelyn W.'s profile imageJocelyn W. ( 2018-07-25 20:56:21 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-04-03 07:13:12 -0500

The ASPCA recommends that, as a general rule of thumb, dogs should be bathed every three months. Of course, dogs with different fur types require different levels of grooming. Dogs with a double coat, like huskies and shepherds, only need around three baths per year. On the hand, silky-coated dogs need to be bathed monthly.

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Double coated dogs need to have the coat blown/deshed at least 4 times a year! With regular baths inbetween to keep shedding down

Jocelyn W.'s profile imageJocelyn W. ( 2018-07-25 20:53:57 -0500 )edit

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