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question on dog bathe frequency in a tropical area....

hello to all..im a new member on this site and im soglad to be part of your community...i havea question regarding the number of bathe in a GSD if you are in a tropical country like here in the Philippines,were the weather is so hot sometimes reaching 37C...is it advisable to bathe my dog once a week?thank you so much
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Once a week is too much in my opinion. It stips too many of their natural oils out of their hair and skin and can irritate their skin.

I don't like to give baths more than every 3 weeks or more.

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HOWEVER. If you mean just spraying with a hose to cool down rather than using shampoo, that's fine! Dogs usually love water! You can also get a small "kiddie pool" and set it up for mini swims

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thank you somuch for the info.. =)
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Why are you bathing so frequently? If you're concerned because it's so hot, I agree that just hosing him down to cool him off is fine. I usually give my dogs a bath every month or two, which is much more often than many others do.

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Why are you bathing so frequently? If you're concerned because it's so hot, I agree that just hosing him down to cool him off is fine. I usually give my dogs a bath every month or two, which is much more often than many others do.
no im just hosing her now, im so worried she might get heat stroke.
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Why are you bathing so frequently? If you're concerned because it's so hot, I agree that just hosing him down to cool him off is fine. I usually give my dogs a bath every month or two, which is much more often than many others do.
no im just hosing her now, im so worried she might get heat stroke.
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I bathe my dogs at least once a month. But if it's hot out, they just get water poured on them which they love.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-18-2010, 02:52 AM
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Hosing down is totally fine. Just don't use any shampoos.

I use Shampoo only twice a year, IF I even use it...
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