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How Often Should You Bathe Your Pet?

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As much as we love our dogs, they can be dirty little pests when we catch them rolling around in the dirt! That beckons the question, how often should you bathe your pup? According to the ASPCA, a good rule of thumb is to bathe your dog at least once every three months. But every dog is unique and will require a bathing schedule that best fits their lifestyle. Here are a few factors to take into account when deciding when to bathe your pup:

 

  • Coat: Every breed comes with a unique kind of coat. Understand that dog breeds with longer hair will trap more dirt in their fur and will require more regular bathing.
  • Health: If your dog struggles with dry skin or other topical health struggles you will want to tailor a bathing regimen that may include medicated shampoo to ease skin irritation. 
  • Odor: If your dog’s smell perks up your nose, it’s generally a good indicator that your pup is in desperate need of a wash. 
  • Lifestyle: Simply put, a pup who ventures outside and plays in the dirt will need more frequent baths to clean their coat and skin. Indoor pets will naturally be cleaner and will require less frequent bathing if desired. 

 

For both you and your pet’s comfort, it’s fundamental as a responsible pet parent to not ignore your pup’s hygiene in any capacity.



We’ll Keep Your Pup Clean At Paws & Pals Resort

At Paws & Pals Resort, we use only the finest high-quality products to wash and pamper your pup. We provide a full range of salon services and guarantee your pup’s experience will be stress-free and comfortable. Check out our Grooming Services for more information on our range of grooming services. Contact us and we will be glad to help!

 

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