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How often are you suppose to bathe your dogs?

I have 2 beautiful golden retrievers (60lbs and 70lbs).

What kind of shampoo for dogs is good?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:23 PM on Mar. 20, 2009 in Pets

Answers (7)
  • Large dogs I would do it every week. I sleep with my dogs so they have to be clean.

    Answer by gammie at 8:26 PM on Mar. 20, 2009

  • Well you dont want to over bathe them. Dogs have sensitive skin so bathing them to much isn't good for them. I only bathe mine on a need to basis i.e. fleas, mud, things like that. As shampoo goes just go to your local pet store and ask them what they reccamend for your dog.

    Answer by MyButtercup911 at 8:31 PM on Mar. 20, 2009

  • Golden's have a natral oil in their coat that aids in floating when out in the water. Do not over shampoo. Once a month is fine or earlier if they get dirty. I prefer to use a light moisturizing shampoo such as Hylite EFA. It can be found at most vets and petsmart.


    Answer by equusvetgal at 9:28 PM on Mar. 20, 2009

  • I would go with equusvetgal''s answer. I have two short haired dogs and I've gone 3 months without bathing them and they are inside dogs and clean.

    Answer by Christina807 at 12:00 AM on Mar. 21, 2009

  • Wow.. i was taught that dogs should only get baths 2 or 3 times a yr unless they are really in need of more

    Answer by itsokmomshere at 10:35 AM on Mar. 21, 2009

  • I bathe my Boxer as needed. Usually every couple of months or if he gets dirty or stinky. I use a hypoallergenic shampoo, oatmeal shampoo is great.

    Answer by KTMOM at 11:45 AM on Mar. 22, 2009

  • Hi - Well, you can give them a bath 1 x per month or 2 x per month. For goldens a good oatmeal doggie shampoo will do the trick. Goldens tend to have dry coats and shedding...
    In between baths a product like Miracle Coat / Dry foam shampoo is Wonderful.
    NO water needed...
    For more tips : see Pet Nurse Marie at All Experts
    or here:


    Answer by nuvetmarie at 5:47 PM on Mar. 22, 2009

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