How Often to Bathe Your Dog

How Often to Bathe Your Dog

Some breeds, such as Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers, have thick coats that need to be bathed more often than other breeds, such as Poodles and Maltese

General Guideline

As a general rule, most dogs can be bathed every 2-4 weeks. However, you may need to bathe your dog more or less often depending on their individual needs.


If your dog is starting to smell, has rolled in something dirty, or has gotten muddy, it's probably time for a bath.

Tip for Bathing

Start by brushing your dog's coat to remove any loose hair or dirt.

When Not to Bathe

If your dog is sick or has a skin condition, it's best to avoid bathing them until they are better.

Alternatives to Bathing

Use a damp washcloth to wipe down your dog's coat.

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