How Often is too Often when it Comes to Bathing

My basenji Griffin loves to go to the dog park, so we try to take him there at least once or twice a week. We love the park too because it tires him out for a good 24 hours. He LOVES to chase and be chased by the other dogs. The only problem is that he gets pretty dirty - both from the dirt and other dog's saliva. We've been averaging about one bath every two weeks because of the dog park visits. And if we go twice a week - we usually give two baths. Is this too much? If so, what else can I do to clean him after these dog park visits? When we bathe him, we use an oatmeal dog shampoo. He hasn't been experiencing any dry skin, so I think it's okay so far.

Hey, if it works for you.. and he is not had any problems with dry skin… I would say you are doing fine....

Ditto what Pat says…

I use wipes's sort of quick wipe down bathe if I'm lazy πŸ˜ƒ Kind of like a human sponge bath πŸ˜ƒ πŸ˜ƒ πŸ˜ƒ

It's a judgment call really on the bathing. A little saliva here and there just use the dog wipes. Mine used to get their feet/legs really muddy chasing rabbits in early spring so I just take a wet wash cloth and clean them off. If they rolled on on a smelly dead seal at the beach it's automatic bath.

During the summer I bathe my dogs every couple of weeks – more if I feel they need it. I use a protein/lanolin shampoo by biogreen, and we've never had a problem with dry skin; leaves their coats so shiny and soft, and doesn't smell funky like some dog shampoos do.

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