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Pet Q&A with The Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo & Stratford Perth

Q: How often should I bathe my dog?


A: Frequency of bathing your dog depends on several factors, including breed, coat type/length, outdoor activities and any medical conditions.  For dogs who have easily maintained coats and don’t tend to get themselves dirty, bathing just once or twice a year may be all that is necessary.  Dogs with longer coats or those that tend to get into stinky situations, may require more regular bathing, particularly during the summer months.  Dogs with skin conditions may require frequent bathing with special shampoo, as determined by your veterinarian.


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