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how often do you wash your dog

how often do you give your dog a bath? my dog never rolls around in grossness, i always wipe his feet after a walk, the only area that needs constant attention are his eyes and the crud. he gets a bath and cut every 5 weeks. should i be bathing him more often?
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both mind are in full coat and I am bathing them every 3 weeks now.
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Scout is in full coat, and Lincoln is in modified full coat (still very full). I bathe them every 3 weeks. It helps if I can spray down their undersides once a week. If I had more energy, I'd bathe them every 2 weeks.

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Dexter is 6 1/2 months and very active and he will get dirty....lately bathing has been every 5-7 days because he is dirty. His hair is getting longer....oh..........I wish I could go 3 weeks with bathing.

We do not have a yard, so Dexter getting dirty at times is my fault. One time...Dexter was going for the hose water when I was watering plants, another time, Dexter wanted to help me put down some pine, I think it is every 7 days for bathing because he does not feel soft to me when I stroke him.

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I am bathing more than I want to and probably more than I should...if it's not diarrhea, it's dirt, it's mud, it's something. I sleep with these little critters and I want them clean. To sum it up, probably once weekly.

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Tucker is in full coat. He's two years old, and I usually bathe him every two weeks, because he starts to feel less soft after that, and he starts matting more.

However, the last month I've been bathing him more frequently, like every 7-10 days, because his coat just doesn't feel right if I go longer, and is harder to brush through. I'm thinking the winter heat in the house may have been drying him out. I'm trying to give him occasional omega-3 oils to hopefully combat that.

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Usually every 7-10 days, with frequent (almost daily) facewashes and the occasional butt wash. I can let the ones in puppy cuts go longer than the ones in longer coat-

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If I do it every week or every other, they are the softest...but I usually only do this when they get messy. I have to bathe under Riki's legs every couple of days as his full coat picks up the pee.

Daisy only gets regular face and paw washes.

I usually do it between two to three weeks, unless we go out a lot and then it can be a couple of times that week.

Ideal, again, would be about every ten days.

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I bath Paige every two weeks-Roman & Frannie about every three-they take turns-one week I bath Paige next week Roman then Frannie usually I do Roman one day and Frannie the next. This summer I will probably bath them once a week because we will be at the cabin and they love to roll in everything-sand included.

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Every two weeks for mine. They are outside a lot and roll around in all kinds of things. Plus they get the required butt baths and their feet get washed as needed.

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