How Often Do I Need to Bathe My Dog?

Answered by Dr. Christina Chambreau

Doggy odor? Well, dogs just smell, and they need to get bathing  in order to not smell like a dog. Some people bathe their dog weekly, sometimes once a month, in order to not have that doggy odor. However, if you build your dog’s health, you will never need to give a bath again. It’s okay if you need to give a bath temporarily, or, if your dog has a skin problem like demodectic mange, you may need to bathe even twice a week. So, how often you give a dog a bath depends on your needs. 

Now, when dogs are completely healthy, they do not have dandruff, they don’t shed, and they don’t have that doggy odor that necessitates getting a bath. Your goal is to build the health of your dog so that the only time you need to give him a bath is if he rolls in something yucky or if he loves to play in the mud and becomes really muddy. Sometimes you just need to rinse him off and other times, if special people are visiting, you’ll need to give him a bath so you have a pristine clean house and a pristine clean dog.

Check out the Holistic Pet Health 101 Course at HolisticActions! to learn the steps to build the health of your dog so that you’ll no longer need to give them a bath. 

This is Dr. Christina Chambreau, licensed veterinarian and faculty at HolisticActions! Academy.

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Dr. Christina

Christina Chambreau, DVM, is an internationally known homeopathic veterinarian and associate editor of the Integrative Veterinary Care Journal, she’s written several books on animal healthcare. 

After opening her own homeopathy veterinary practice in 1983, she founded the Academy Of Veterinary Homeopathy and was on the faculty of the National Center for Homeopathy Summer School for ten years.

Dr. Christina is also an integrative medicine adjunct faculty liaison for the Maryland Veterinary Technician Program and lectures on a wide array of topics including integrating holistic options into veterinary practices, as well as guidance on how to choose the best approaches to heal animals and sustainability.

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