how often should you wash your dog

How Often Should I Wash My Dog?

“How often should I wash my dog?” is one of the most frequent questions owners ask us veterinary nurses about basic dog care. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have one specific answer: It depends on your dog’s breed, coat type, and temperament, among other things. With that said, we can still give some general guidelines about how often you need to wash your dog. So, how often do you wash your dogs? We wash our dogs when they’re dirty. If they’re super muddy or have rolled in something gross, it’s time for a bath. (Though Harry has a power hose on standby for the day that Gunther rolls in fox poo.) This works for us because both Bing and Gunther have smooth coats that don’t matt and shed minimally (so far, Gunther may decide to drop a whole other dog next summer; it’s a Shepherd trait). Frequent trips to the beach mean that … Read more