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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-31-2005, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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how often can i give jewel and sooner a bath? theyre 3 month old border collie/mutts


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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-01-2005, 11:44 AM
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you don't want to bathe them too much. you'll dry out their natural oils in their coats. during the summer, when my dog is out, i bathe her once a month. depending on how dirty she gets. so, sometimes i bathe her every other week. but during the winter when she's in the house, i bathe her if it's absolutely necessary. (i live in colorado) because i live where it's cold.
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They are old enough to be bathed, but you don't want to do it when the weather is cold.

If they are in dire need of a bath i'd make sure the house is nice and warm, bath them in the tub, and make sure they are completely dry before going outside.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-01-2005, 08:41 PM
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I agree with Sye! Once a month is enough!! Regular brushing helps remove any loose dirt and stimulates the oils in their coat, rather than stripping it out. It doesn't matter what I use on my dog she gets dandruff so she gets washed hardly ever. After she's gone to the beach we just throw a couple of buckets of water over her and that's generally her bath. She's an inside pooch and only has that doggy smell when she has dandruff. I only bath her once every three months or so! We just wash her bedding every week and brush her every week (she's a staffy so she has short hair) and do spot cleaning (muddy paws etc.) It works for us!

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