You would think that making sure your dog has a bath now and again would be a fairly simple decision. If you listen to groomers and vets the choice becomes far more complicated especially in the colder months where many longer haired dogs that have thick or double coats such as Siberian Husky, Australian Shepherd, Shetland Sheepdog, Bernese Mountain Dog, Great Pyrenees, Newfoundland, Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, Miniature Schnauzer, Havanese and Pomeranian need their mineral oil to help manage their natural insulation. Over bathing can disrupt that process, in fact over bathing can be a major issue for all dogs.
The point being that not all dogs are created equal in the ‘who should bathe more often’ sweepstakes. In our own case we try to get Daphne and Chauncey bathed every 4 to 6 weeks and with the spring and summer coming we will continue to use a shampoo that helps reduce shedding.
Check with your groomer or vet to see how often you should be bathing your furry friend and making sure they don’t spend more time scratching through lack of natural oils in their skin.
Stay safe in this crazy time
Linda & Barry