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Sunshine & Bathtime

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Okay, so I know you aren't supposed to wash your pup too often (because of their natural oils) but in the summer, Scout loves to sunbathe, and she gets pretty stinky when she's out there rolling around in the grass. So, my first question is, is it okay to give her a bath around once a week? I read some old posts on baths, and it sounds like I should maybe switch to oatmeal shampoo because it is more gentle. Rigth now we are using some other Hartz shampoo.

My second question is, should I be concerned that my doggie is such a sun-worshipper? We live in Phoenix, and she can come inside whenever she pleases, and of course has plenty of water, but I swear, that dog LOVES laying in the sun, and I just worry about the heat and UV rays.
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First, ditch the Hartz. That is horrible shampoo. If you use a good shampoo, like an oatmeal or other, you can bathe more frequent than that. As with most things, you mileage may very vs. someone else's dog. If you see signs of dry skin, cut back. You can also use grooming wipes and frequent brushings to make those baths last longer. You may want to PM PitBullRoyalty though, as she knows way more than me on this.

We are in Dallas, where it is a 100 every day too, and Zeus loves laying in the sun as well. We use baby sunblock if it is an all day thing (i.e. weekends), but don't bother during the week as he will get hot and come out before he burns.
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