Bath Time- how often

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I have not washed my new puppy yet, and I am wondering how often do you give bath to your dogs?

This weeks has been raining every day and night and we have been going out to potty in the rain under umbrella. He is starting to get smelly from the rain, and will need a bath very soon.

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Sofia gets her bath on the first of the month.along with her flea and tick treatment. only a little bit of oatmeal shampoo and rinse and rinse and when you think you're finished, rinse again. I follow this up with a spray of Skin So Soft and water ( 3-1) and wipe downs with baby wipes ( Un scented) in between baths.

In the summer and we run the beach, just a shower to get the salt and sand out of her coat.

Your baby might only need a spritz.. and I've found baby wipes to be really handy, as you really don't want to get his face and ears too wet.

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Ziva only gets a bath when she gets really muddy or smelly...I think she's only had a full bath in the tub maybe 4 times in over a year.  Most of the time, I can just wipe her down with a damp wash cloth or an unscented baby wipe.

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Paul.. Does Ziva like her bath?

I'm wondering how she's going to react to it now that she was 'tortured' at the lake.

I am still clicking on that image and still laughing... Showed it to my  husband this morning and thought he'd lose his coffee through his nose.

and hey.. aren't you the guy with the huge apricot hibiscus blossoms?

I have two wide open (  honestly they look like can-can dancers) and four more buds ready to show and tell.

what that has to do with baths...I have no earthly....

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Ella gets a bath when she's smelling funky. That girl gets into some stuff!

I love hibiscus! My parents left me a huge plant. I don't think it made it... I need to hire a gardener or something.

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I just posted a picture of the little hussy above..

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Actually, Kate, Ziva doesnt mind the bath at all.  She will jump over the side of the tub when I tell her "lets take a bath" and stand there and let me soak her down, lather her up, rinse her off, and I always finish with a 1:4 apple cider vinegar to water rinse just to cut all the residue from the shampoo from her fur.  We use oatmeal dog shampoo, also. 

I think it just shocked her to be running through HER ball fields and all of a sudden realize she was in water.  You should have seen her eyes pop when she figured it out.  LOL

HAD huge hibiscus blossoms.....Ziva pulled them off.

My youngest is 15mo and he has never had a bath yet. He has been wiped down but I haven't needed to get him totally soaked in the tub. The dogs that I show get a bath a few days before the show because the coat shine spray we use is very oily and we need to start with a stripped coat so to speak. You can either wipe your puppy down with a wipe or make a spray mixture we had this in a previous thread somewhere I do believe. I know of people that use a mixture of mouthwash and other ingredients to do this. MOst people bathe their dogs WAY to much which causes dry skin and other issues. Puppies need nothing more than an occasional wipe.

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Thanks Des.. We've probably been bathing Sofia too much.. Will cut back. Appreciate your suggestions.. I got the SSS and water idea from you and forgot about the Listerine.. Will do

Kate it all depends on the area. We don't get a lot of rain here and my dogs don't ever really get muddy so they do just fine on the spray or occasional wipe unless going to shows then we start fresh.  A lot of people think it is necessary to bathe them all the time which is not the case.

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We bathe Dakota maybe every other month, I love how soft and shiney she is after a bath!  I don't love cleaning the tub after lol.  For a shorthair dog she sure leaves a lot of "eyelashes" behind after a good scrubbing!  We live on a horse farm of sorts so she gets pretty muddy, I just wipe her off with a towel every time she comes in.  She only gets a bath when she's really smelly.

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Oh how I love short haired dogs, they're so much easier!!   Fancy had a bath within a few days of bringing her home.  She was clean, but had an "I've been playing with my littermates" smell about her.  Then she got one a few weeks ago.  That's it and she's 7 months old.  I do love the beautiful sheen she has right after a bath.  So, basically, if they get a little dog smelley, into the tub mine go.

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Katie...why call the poor hibiscus a hussy...LOL!! It's gorgeous, I so envy your weather!!

Attn: I thought everydoggie would get a kick outta this story. Today, Adam was showing off some of Poto's pics in the office. This pitiful person came in from the plant and said , {and I quote} ' OH NAH, THAT'S ONE A THEM DOVERMANS, HIS HEAD'LL BUST WHEN HE GETS BIG!" Adam said he and a few others had a good laugh, he told the guy to google that. He wasn't sure the guy knew about google!!

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Okay.. more exploding Doberman skulls.. why is it that people get such silliness in their heads.?? Tell him that's why Dobies' eyes sometimes get a little goopy... It's their brains leaking out to avoid an all out explosion.

Angie.. My hibiscus IS a little hussy.. look at her throwing her skirts up over her head! Shameless I tell you.. shameless!!

Our weather is absolutley spectacular.. that's one of the reasons we moved here.. I have a temperature window.. somewhere between 71 and 75 degrees...

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Pretty sure it's snowing here again *sigh*

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from Chipindobe: ....THAT'S ONE A THEM DOVERMANS....

Oh my gosh---I thought that was purely an Indiana phrase!  LOL

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Bathing Ella is A LOT easier than bathing Angel.

I miss her, not her long hair....

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 Ahhhh, I'm laughing my but off y'all, people are obcessed with that myth. I can remember hearing that when I was a kid, in the 70's. It's never gonna die. No no Paul, here in good Ol' Bama, people say "doVermans" quite frequently. Oh everydoggie in this house is asleep, except my girl & me,  we're going to watch Jay... xoxo!!

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Dobermans require bathing every 8 weeks or so :)

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We've only bathed Skye once and it was because she got in a "fight" with the cats wet food... YUCK!!! lolz. other than that... an occasional rub down with a baby wipe or damp towel and she's all good!!