Why frequent baths are good for your dog - Dr. Marty Becker

Why frequent baths are good for your dog

Wednesday, Oct 8th, 2014 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Whether your dog loves getting wet or hates it, the fact is, frequent bathing is a good thing!

For decades, veterinary health care professionals recommended that people not bathe their dogs very often because it stripped oils from the skin, drying it out.

We now know this is not only false, but by bathing your dog once a week (more often during the height of the allergy season), you wash off allergy triggers that can make dogs itchy and miserable — and may even make your allergies flare!

Frequent bathing will result in a healthy, huggable coat immediately and can prevent serious health problems from occurring later in the dog’s life. So get out the doggie bubble bath, and start scrubbing — we do!