Don't bathe your dog too soon after treating him for fleas.

Less is More: While baths may make your pup smell better, over bathing can lead to skin irritation. The process of bathing removes some of the natural oils from a dog’s coat. If you do this too much, you can damage your dog’s fur. One trip to the tub a month is plenty for most breeds (unless they roll in something incredibly sticky or smelly!)

* If your dog tends to bite when confronted with a bath, you might want to use a muzzle.

Great, great thorough post! We’ve never bathed Mauja and Atka outside because our water is coooooold. We tend to alternate between the bath tub and the bathe your own dog place. I like going there because there’s no mess and we get to used the forced air dryer – my favorite!

Never start bathing your dog by getting him wet with a shower.

* If you plan to use a nylon collar and leash to stablize your dog during bathing, put them on now. Some of our beloved furry friends have skin allergies and sensitivities that can make it difficult to get clean and remain simultaneously happy. (Puppies & kittens often fall into this category.) earthbath solved this dilemma by blending the finest natural ingredients into our. It cleanses thoroughly and safely, and even the most sensitive skin will not be affected because we used only mild, safe, non-irritants. To be perfectly honest, we’ve heard from many people with problems that they see much better results with our shampoo than those (high priced, stinky) medicated dog shampoos sold at the vet’s office, but of course, we must stress the importance of consulting with your vet on any suspected health problem, including skin issues, and following your vet’s advice!

Baking soda baths will keep your dog smelling sweet.

How often you should wash your dog depends on a number of factors, including his health, breed, coat, and activity level, as well as where these activities are taking place. Dogs who spend the day outside rolling around in things they shouldn’t are going to need a bath far more often than ones who spend most of their time on the couch. Or, as Mari Rozanski, of in Huntingdon Valley, Penn., puts it, just use your nose.

No bath needed when mama dog is showered in puppy love.


When bathing your dog, scrub his coat in the direction you want the hair to grow. Get your dog squeaky clean with the helpful advice of a professional groomer in this free video on how to bathe your dog.Generally speaking, you will know that your active dog is in dire need of a bath when he is covered in mud from rolling around the yard, matted with muck from the other slobbery dogs at the dog park, or after summer adventures spent playing in a barn, romping through the fields, and/or swimming in a algae-covered lake. That said, if your dog is so active that he cavorts like this every day, you should probably give him a full bath every week to ten days, and in the interim, compromise with other in-between cleansing options like quick and easy (which are gentle enough to use multiple times a day after every outing, especially on paws, and icky areas like goo-encrusted eyes and waxy ears) (just rub on and towel off) and the all-important to keep doggy smells at bay. Of course, makes it uber-easy for despairing owners of dirty dogs, with many different bath and cleansing options, all designed to work together to keep to keep both muck-loving dogs and human family members happy!Recently, we got this great question posted on our Facebook wall by a great pet store named in Charleston, SC: We suggested dogs be bathed not more than every 2-3 weeks to reduce the potential of their bodies overproducing natural oils (a sometimes smelly proposition). A fan then posted a comment asking: “but doesn’t clean hair grow faster and stronger?” We hope there is a happy medium, and thought… our friends at might offer their opinion on this subject.Again, depending on where you live, how you live, how much time you have, or money, if you turn over grooming duties to someone else, and grooming needs your dog’s coat requires you could get away with bathing your dog every couple of months, or may need to undertake some combination of grooming (even if it’s just a swipe with an earthbath wipe and a brushing) each day.