How Often Should I Bathe My Dog?

How often you bathe your dog really depends on a couple of factors:

  • How often they get dirty or smelly
  • If they need a medicated bath regularly

As a general rule, bathing once a month is fine for most dogs to keep on top of dirt and odour. Some dogs that have wonderfully clean coats can get away with being bathed less regularly than this.

Dogs that have very oily or houndy-smelling coats may be bathed more frequently to keep their coats clean and fresh. Please avoid bathing your pet more than is necessary. The natural oils in the coat help to keep it in peak condition, and issues with the coat and skin can arise from over-bathing.

If you bathe your dog more than once a week, you risk the skin becoming dry as the naturally-occurring coat oils will have no time to spread and moisturise the skin. If you absolutely need to wash your pet this often, we recommend using a moisturising shampoo that will help the skin keep hydrated. Medicated baths can also cause dryness, so if possible try to follow with a conditioner or conditioning spray.

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