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Old 12-13-2012, 12:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How many times to bathe a puppy a week?


I am actually puzzled about bathing my dear little furkid once a week as recommended by my breeder. I read online articles and some say once every fortnight will be more than sufficient. I am afraid that he will get skin infection if bathe too much.

What is the recommended bathing practise for him? He is 6 months old soon on 26 Dec
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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He certainly would not get a skin infection from weekly baths. Many of our show dogs get bathed much more frequently.

I tend to try to bathe my dogs in full coat at minimum once a week. Some need it 2x per week and if they are actively showing more.

I bathe my cut down dogs every two weeks for the most part, depending on the need, but if they are doing a lot of running around outside they might need it more. Most Maltese can go a bit longer between baths if they are not kept in full coat, but frankly it is a breed that requires frequent bathing to look nice.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I bathe Sophie once a week, a lot of people who bathe more often than that have fluffs with skin allergies so they need it more.

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