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Q: How often to you bathe your pet?

January 29, 2009 | By Pia S. | 35 answers | Expired: 2109 days ago

Pia S.

Dogs? Cats? Horses? Others? And, please back it up with why...

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Christy H.
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Jan 31, 2009

we bathe them once a month, otherwise their skin gets really dried out and they itch a lot.

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alissa o.
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Jan 31, 2009

in the summer once a week. in the winter we can go 2-3 weeks

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Renee M.
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Jan 30, 2009

Marley gets a good bath once a week or more if she jumps into a mudhole (she likes doing that!).

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Jbobstep
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Jan 30, 2009

When we lived in Dallas there were a lot of sand fleas and we bathed our cat once a week. Once we moved from the area, we no longer have to give baths.

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karla w.
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Jan 30, 2009

I bath my dogs once a week. the new shampoos are not hard the skin more like people shampoo.

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Kaylaritenour
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Jan 30, 2009

I bathe my husky once a month. He doesn't need it very often because he is a very clean dog plus he is inside. I will only bath him when he needs it because it can dry out their skin if they are bathed too much.

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EddieWayne
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Jan 30, 2009

We don't bath our cats unless they get into something very stinky

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Nicole P.
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Jan 30, 2009

We give our german sheppard a bath about once or twice a month and brush her frequently. I'd be afraid to bathe our cats!!

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Roxie
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Jan 30, 2009

I wash them every week. All my dogs. I read somewhere that it's bad for pugs to bathe frequently but I like my dogs clean, especially since they sleep in our beds!

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Yulia G.
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Jan 30, 2009

I only have experience with cats. The answer depends on the cat since some have more dander then others. If the cat shows no visible dander (dusty flakes on their coat) there really isn't much need to bathe them. Unlike dogs, cats are much more meticulous about washing themselves and making sure they are odor free. Cats are a bit less domesticated than dogs so they retained the need to stay clean in order not to be detected by their prey.

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