The frequency with which you should bathe your dog lies solely on the purpose of the bath. Unlike most beliefs, bathing your dog too often is detrimental since it exposes your dog to bacterial and fungal infections as well as dry, itchy skin. Proper grooming encourages the growth of hair follicles resulting in healthy and fluffy skin.

To have a better understanding, you must consider the following factors:

  • Long-haired dogs should bath more regular than their short-haired counterparts. Long fluffy fur tends to hide more dirt, debris, bruises, and even fleas.
  • A playful, outdoor dog requires frequent baths.
  • Dog that is sensitive to allergies and skin conditions.
  • Consider grooming her regularly in consultation with your vet.

When it comes to grooming the dog, start by brushing its hair to free it of tangles, knots and excess hair. Afterwards, wash it using a natural, mild, hypo-allergenic shampoo preferably one that is non-teary. Otherwise, you may end up doing more harm than good.

Washing a dog is never a rosy affair, gather all the tools beforehand to a specific spot set aside for dog bathing. A specific spot will reduce your dog’s anxiety while at the same making the bathe effective.

As the human skin, a dog’s skin is susceptible to scalding and dryness due to loss of natural oils when bathed with how water. To that effect, use warm water for the grooming. Shampoo the dog from the tail to the head in a circular manner but rinse her from head to tail to keep soap off her eyes. Remember, to pay close attention to the paws for maximum cleaning.

Upon rinsing, towel dries the dogs hair or use a blow dryer on low-heat setting to fasten the drying.


Before you decide on how often you should bathe your dog consider her skin condition, activity levels and length of fur. Use a mild shampoo and warm water so as not to scald her. Lastly, fasten the drying process by use of a towel or blow drier.

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