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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-07-2010, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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How often do you give your dogs baths?. Josie hasn't had a bath since September!. She'll be getting one next week and she'll probably won't get another until spring hits.
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-07-2010, 02:30 PM
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Sigurd gets groomed every 6 weeks.


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Re: Baths

Stark just recieved a bath today (poop issues... eek!).

I usually don't bath them unless necessary (rolled in something REALLY stinky, poop issues - all over - so bad).

I do however, take baby wipes (all natural ones) and wipe him down after a really hard play session with his slobbery friends or after playing in the mud.

I don't want to take away the natural conditioning in the fur or skin.

Less is more in my opinion.

Stark eats raw so tends not to get that "doggy smell" which is really nice.


ETA: When he was younger, I did bathe often (just with warm water - no soap half the time) just to get him use to doing it.

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Re: Baths

Brady and Missy usually get baths in May and then in October
Brady doesn't smell, Missy on the other hand does cause she rolls around and usually has Brady hanging off her neck

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every 4-6 weeks

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Re: Baths

Mauser has had one bath since I brought him home at 8 weeks of age. He's now 15 months.

I bathe my dogs when they NEED to be bathed. When they roll in something stinky or have an accident.

If they get muddy they get rinsed with just water.

The only exception are the Chinese Cresteds. Because of their skin they need to be bathed more often or they can develop black heads and bad acne.
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Re: Baths

Karlo has only had one bath, when I brought him home.
He wasn't dirty when I got him, but I wanted him to have the experience! He loved it.
All my dogs are fine w/ getting into the tub to be hosed(I have a handheld shower for them)
I hose down the dogs w/out shampoo when they get muddy, I don't use shampoo unless there is alot of mud/yuck.
Less is more, like Elisabeth posted.

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Originally Posted By: Lauri & The GangMauser has had one bath since I brought him home at 8 weeks of age. He's now 15 months.

I bathe my dogs when they NEED to be bathed.
Ditto with Wolfie who is now 20 months! He has had only one bath since we've had him. And because he eats RAW, he has no stinky-doggy smell, only the nice-comforting-doggy smell We've had non-dog-owning in-laws remark about how nice he smells.

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Re: Baths

Twice a year, before the summer and usually before winter, last one was on Halloween, a good excuse to leave the house and go to the self-serv dog wash.

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post #10 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-07-2010, 04:44 PM
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Re: Baths

Cody and Isa get bathed every few months or so, or when they really need it.

Akbar has gotten a few since I've had him to get use to bathing. Since he'll be shown, he'll be getting a bath everytime we show him.

If a shampoo is all natural, it's fine to bathe your dog a lot.

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