How often should I bathe my dog?
My puppy is now 6 months old and I'm not sure how often we should be doing this
There's no hard and fast rule to how often to bathe your dog. It depends on their coat type, if they have any skin conditions that you're treating and even just how dirty they get. If you wash too frequently with the wrong shampoo, it can dry out the coat. For the average dog with normal healthy skin, then a gentle soap free shampoo can be used when they are dirty or smelly. Depending on lifestyle, this could be weekly, two weekly or even longer between baths. Bathing dogs with skin conditions that need medicated shampoos can be done as directed by your vet. At times this could be as frequently as twice a week with the lather being left on for a prescribed duration so it does its job. | 10.26.15 @ 00:16