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How often does everyone bath their dogs?

Ive got a feeling we are bathing Nelson too much - but to be honest me and my partner are clean freaks and Nelson always seems so dirty. Ive heard once a week is fine then only every 3 months :?

So which is it? :oops:
 

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iluvmypit said:
How often does everyone bath their dogs?

Ive got a feeling we are bathing Nelson too much - but to be honest me and my partner are clean freaks and Nelson always seems so dirty. Ive heard once a week is fine then only every 3 months :?

So which is it? :oops:

I'm guilty of bathing Atticus once a week. I would be curious to see what the response to this is, as well.
 

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Cinder said:
iluvmypit said:
How often does everyone bath their dogs?

Ive got a feeling we are bathing Nelson too much - but to be honest me and my partner are clean freaks and Nelson always seems so dirty. Ive heard once a week is fine then only every 3 months :?

So which is it? :oops:

I'm guilty of bathing Atticus once a week. I would be curious to see what the response to this is, as well.
What product do you use? We have this peppermint soap bar and shampoo/conditioner...we bath Nelsy bout once a week
 

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Is there a down side to bathing them so often? Atticus gets out there and gets to stinking and being lubed up with other dog goo...
I found this through a quick Google search:

Bathing more frequently [than once a month] is not recommended, as too-frequent bathing reduces the amount of protective oil in your cat or dog's coat. Less protective oil can leave the coat dull and brittle. This dries out the skin, which then becomes itchy, flaky and at risk of disease. The oil also helps to repel dirt - too much bathing (more often than every 3 weeks) can actually make your dog get dirtier faster!
 

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If you want to bathe him weekly, make sure you you a non detergent cleanser, otherwise, you are stripping the coat and skin of natural protective oils. A good rinse with water, or a rinse with some oil you like... peppermint, patchouli, sandelwood, lemon.. whatever will work for freshen ups =) Clean the ear with this http://www.poodles.tv/blueear/

That ear cleaner is good for regular cleanings, but it works wonders for chronic ear problems.

And there you have a clean smellin' dog =)
 

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My EB book that my sister got me before we got Gus ( i read it and it's been my bible before i found this site). Made it very clear that you should bathe them once a week, and most people make the mistake of bathing there dogs too infrequently. That's just the book. We do bate Gus about everyweek depending on work scheduels because he HATES it. Nothing traumatic has ever happened, and i've done EVERYTHING so if you have suggestions great, but he gets a bate whimpering and crying like we're kicking the poor thing:(. I don't even get his head wet!
Anyway, we use special dog shampoo my sister gave it to me (she worked at PetCo so we got a lot of stuff for free!!!) I know that the Ph of they're skin is different and we're not supposed to use "people shampoo"
Also, just something i've noticed. Gus itches his skin MORE when it's closer to bath time, and after the bath his scratching significantly decreases. Hope it helps! :D
 

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Leeann.Bella.Remy said:
Cinder said:
Is there a down side to bathing them so often? Atticus gets out there and gets to stinking and being lubed up with other dog goo...
I found this through a quick Google search:

Bathing more frequently [than once a month] is not recommended, as too-frequent bathing reduces the amount of protective oil in your cat or dog's coat. Less protective oil can leave the coat dull and brittle. This dries out the skin, which then becomes itchy, flaky and at risk of disease. The oil also helps to repel dirt - too much bathing (more often than every 3 weeks) can actually make your dog get dirtier faster!
Well I certainly dont want a dirtier dog!
 

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If you want to bathe him weekly, make sure you you a non detergent cleanser, otherwise, you are stripping the coat and skin of natural protective oils. A good rinse with water, or a rinse with some oil you like... peppermint, patchouli, sandelwood, lemon.. whatever will work for freshen ups =) Clean the ear with this http://www.poodles.tv/blueear/

That ear cleaner is good for regular cleanings, but it works wonders for chronic ear problems.

And there you have a clean smellin' dog =)
Sometimes its the simplist things huh - so bath but just rince him! - What a great idea, I love the smell of peppermint oil - what a fantastic idea!
 

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Nikki's Gus said:
My EB book that my sister got me before we got Gus ( i read it and it's been my bible before i found this site). Made it very clear that you should bathe them once a week, and most people make the mistake of bathing there dogs too infrequently. That's just the book. We do bate Gus about everyweek depending on work scheduels because he HATES it. Nothing traumatic has ever happened, and i've done EVERYTHING so if you have suggestions great, but he gets a bate whimpering and crying like we're kicking the poor thing:(. I don't even get his head wet!
Anyway, we use special dog shampoo my sister gave it to me (she worked at PetCo so we got a lot of stuff for free!!!) I know that the Ph of they're skin is different and we're not supposed to use "people shampoo"
Also, just something i've noticed. Gus itches his skin MORE when it's closer to bath time, and after the bath his scratching significantly decreases. Hope it helps! :D
Thx - Gus is soooooo cute!
 

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I Was bathing Patch once a week because i can't stand the smell of dirty dog!
Plus, he had dug up the yard so it was all muddy, and i had to keep cleaning him!

Since we paved up the mud, and my yard is somewhat clean again, i've tried doing it once a fortnight.... but it's SO hard to resist!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Definately no more than once a month (we use Prell, it's a human shampoo but the PH level is perfect for them and leaves their coats shiny. Doesn't strip their natural oils.)
You can always "freshen" them up with just an oil wash, or a tea tree treatment which is excellent for their fur.
 

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I bathe Legend every two weeks. Sometimes a little more....Hey don't flame me for it...I can't help it when he's sitting in the tub in the dark and when I turn the light on begging with those hazel eyes to play in water! lol :lol:
 

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I bathe Legend every two weeks. Sometimes a little more....Hey don't flame me for it...I can't help it when he's sitting in the tub in the dark and when I turn the light on begging with those hazel eyes to play in water! lol :lol:
Patch LOVES the bath too!!!
he falls asleep when i'm rubbing in the shampoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it's hilarious!
he just rests his head over the side of the tub.... soooo cute!

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Getting back to this...thanks for the tips/suggestions. I take him to a dog wash, the shampoo/conditioner I choose is the oatmeal stuff that is supposed to be hypoallergenic and good for his fur.



I've been going about every month, now...and I also bought some of those freshening wipes. They don't work for shit.
 
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