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Dog ownership tips 15.03.2021

How often do you bathe a dog?

Johann by Johann, Johann has been a dog dad since 2018 and a dog fan since 1986.

How often do you bathe a dog?

If you are thinking about getting a dog or have just gotten a dog, there are a few important things you need to know about dogs. One of them is bathing the dog. Some dogs love to roll around in manure or something similar. Even dogs that don't like to roll around in something that stinks will smell unpleasant from time to time and need to be washed. But: How often should you actually bathe a dog? Is showering with the dog okay too? Do I need dog shampoo to get my dog clean? Or would it be better to go to a dog groomer? We answer these and many more questions in this report.

How often do you bathe a dog?

Even dogs need to be bathed from time to time. That is quite normal. But be careful: if you bathe your dog too often, it will damage his skin. Therefore, it can be said that bathing should only be done as often as necessary. However, every eight to ten weeks is perfectly fine for the dog's skin to be washed. If necessary, you can wash the dog more often, it just shouldn't become the norm. If the dog is only muddy, it is enough to just spray him with water. However, if his coat stinks, you need to use shampoo.

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Can showering with the dog also be useful?

If you don't have a bathtub at home to bathe your dog, there's nothing wrong with that. You can simply take the dog into the shower with you. In principle, you then proceed in the same way as in the bathtub. You should set the shower jet to a gentle level when hosing down the dog. After applying the shampoo, spray the dog until all shampoo residues have disappeared from the coat.

Do you need dog shampoo to give your dog a bath?

A dog shampoo makes a lot of sense to ensure that stinky smells from "manure rolling", for example, disappear completely. But there are also other reasons to use a shampoo. There is medical shampoo if your dog has a disease of the skin. But there are also many different types of shampoo that are good for the dog's coat. The best way to find out about this is to ask your vet or groomer.

When is a visit to the dog groomer worthwhile?

A dog groomer not only takes care of your dog's coat. He also cuts the claws, if it is necessary. For many dogs, it is a real treat to be pampered at the groomer. Depending on the breed of dog you have, a visit to the groomer may be worthwhile every month or every three months. At the groomer, you can also get great tips on how to properly care for your dog's coat.

Bathing with dog, how and where?

Of course, most dogs are always happy to go swimming. Playing in and around the water is also not harmful to the dog's skin. At the sea there are special dog beaches, which are specially prepared for dog owners. But also at lakes, reservoirs or brooks dogs feel pudelwohl. Here they can release their energy by running and swimming and really let off steam.

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