I wash Bella twice a week with a really good quality shampoo then I spray some mink oil to condition her coat. I wash the other three once a week. I'm a bit fanatical about having clean dogs. lol. Bella stinks really bad after a few days so she needs to be bathed twice a week. Surprising because she has such a short coat but honestly if I dont' wash her twice a week she will stink us out of a room. lol.
I think twice a week is alot. Mink oil will not replace natural oils. I can understand the smell but the lack of natural oils and mink oil possibly clogging pores might be the cause of your nasal irritant.Twice per week? Wow, that's a lot. What are you feeding?
I feed her pro plan and I groomed for 12 years. If you have a dog with a good coat and you use a high quality natural shampoo, there is no coat damage. Her coat is very healthy and I spray the mink oil very sparingly not as a replacement to conditioner but it adds a nice sheen and it does topically condition it. Her coat is beautiful and so are my other three dogs and they get bathed once a week and have for as long as I have owned them. Two of our dogs get clipped every two weeks as well. I haven't had any problems with dry coats and we live in a very dry climate which you would think we would, but I guess we have just been lucky. I can't have a dirty dog climbing all over my furniture.I think twice a week is alot. Mink oil will not replace natural oils. I can understand the smell but the lack of natural oils and mink oil possibly clogging pores might be the cause of your nasal irritant.
I'm no vet, as in dog, hehehe but one thing I learned in the military during long winter exercises, if your body was dirty, you got cold faster because your pores for venting did not work as designed.
Now you can use this idea to help other things, when in observation posts and our slightest movement was not allowed we would cover ourself in a dust bathe to clog our pores so we wouldn't get eaten alive by mosquitoes .
Whiskey groomer to groomer I'm sure you would agree, it does come down to the products you use, I wouldn't bathe her twice a week with a cheap shampoo, I use very high quality all natural shampoo and its a quick shower shes not soaking in the water for long periods of time. top to finish is about five minutes. in and out. shes gotten very used to it and she actually runs into the shower stall when I say bath time so I know she likes it. My other three hide from me when I make that announcement. lol. I think this one just likes the water.I've bathed Whiskey once other then when I had to bathe him with a special shampoo for his skin.
2 times a week seems extremely excessive to me and that's coming from a groomer... I guess that's unless your pup is still going to the bathroom in their crate.
well I can't use a hose on her out here as my hose does not have softened water and its way too cold. The walk in shower is much easier and the water is warm and softened.In case it'll help you to hear it more than once...
What discowhore said.
We've bathed Gracie twice, mostly because I didn't want her to be a year old or older before she had a bath.
As near as I can tell, if the skin's healthy, these dogs come pretty clean while playing in the hose if you towel them off afterwards.
Still, you never know when it'll be YOUR dog that finds poo to roll in or their first skunk just when you are expecting company.
Hummmmmm, good idea, use my walk in shower instead of the tub. I like that and it sounds so easy on my back. I'm glad most of u agree that it should be done only when needed. She never goes while in her cage (thank God) but no matter how clean I try to keep the yard she will find something to step in. I fill a bucket w water and a touch of soap and one at a time dunk her feet in and dry............. Thanks Allwell I can't use a hose on her out here as my hose does not have softened water and its way too cold. The walk in shower is much easier and the water is warm and softened.
That's terrible LOL:roflmao:Rachael got a shower when she was nine months old because she was going to the National. Then, I think she go another one. Then, four years later she got another one. Then I took her to work and had someone in the grooming salon bathe her. So, thats what? Four times in eight years. She sleeps under the covers...
Skunk events get her drenched in OdorMute, but not bathed. Wayyy more of these than showers, unfortunately... too many to count LOL!
Yikes! I should have clarified.well I can't use a hose on her out here as my hose does not have softened water and its way too cold. The walk in shower is much easier and the water is warm and softened.