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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 07-02-2010, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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How often do you bath your dog?

I bathed Raven 2 1/2 weeks ago with an oatmeal shampoo but Raven likes to roll around in the grass etc when she gets silly and she plays. I do brush her every other day although she thinks brushing is a game and tries to go after the brush so sometimes brushing can be cut short.

I was wondering how often does everyone bath there GSD?
I do not want to do it to often and dry her skin out..

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i was wondering the same thing, i use to bathe shilo alot but now i dont, i just brush and rinse of, but when she gets to stinkin...

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I bathe once every 3-4 months, so a total of 3 or 4 times a year is more than enough. If you bathe too much its not good for their natural oils.

Now if they were to roll around in some mud or go swimming in the ocean than an extra bath here and there isnt going to hurt anyone, but once every few months is more than enough.
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this year Sage has had 3 baths. Once as a baby and 2 during fall/winter because he took mud baths and it was too cold to rinse him down. He gets a hose off when needed though

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when you bathe to much and get rid of the oils what happens?

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"Do not bathe your dog too often because that will dry out the skin, deplete healthy oils from the coat and skin, and lead to scratching and irritation."

"Too frequent bathing can cause the coat to soften and reduce its insulating qualities."

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Doesn't the doggy smell get to be a little much when you only bathe them a few times a year?

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i would agree.. shilo stinks after a while..

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Doesn't the doggy smell get to be a little much when you only bathe them a few times a year?
Sage has no doggie smell. A good diet definately helps

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Doesn't the doggy smell get to be a little much when you only bathe them a few times a year?
No, not at all. Lucy never has that doggie smell and she bathes only a couple times a year.

If you feed a good diet, there should be no doggie smell at all. Poor quality kibbles will usually cause a dog to smell. What are you feeding?
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