Generally speaking, a healthy dog with a short, smooth coat and no skin problems doesn't need to be bathed often. In most cases, dog baths are more for the benefit of their pet parents than for the dogs themselves. Even so, it's a good idea to bathe your pooch at least once every two to three months.
For dogs with bacterial, fungal or yeast infections, ringworm or mange, frequent bathing helps kill the infectious organisms and parasites. And for dogs with skin diseases, it's recommended that they be bathed every one to two days to get the problem under control, and several times per week until the skin has healed.
Put your dog in the tub and wet his body by dumping water over him or by using a hand-held shower. Apply flea shampoo as directed all over the body, and massage down to the skin, working in well. Carefully check your dog's face for fleas, and apply shampoo with a facecloth or remove fleas manually with a flea comb.
Fleas do not swim well and will drown when submerged in water. The application of soapy water to bedding will kill larvae and fleas alike, and when water is combined with certain smells like citrus to wash floors and carpets, it repels fleas from taking up residence or laying their eggs.
Aim for once a month or less, only bathing when your pup starts to smell or his hair begins to mat. If you do bathe your husky, be sure to rinse his coat thoroughly as its thickness is a magnet for leftover shampoo and conditioner.
Havanese is not a wash and wear dog as they do require routine grooming. A full brush out 2 to 3 times a week is best with baths every 1 to 2 weeks depending on the amount of coat. Never brush a dry coat, always lightly mist with a hydrating spray.
One of the nicest features of your greyhound is that he/she is virtually "Permanent Pressed" and a wash and wear type of dog. Grooming needs are minimal and take just a few minutes a day. Greyhounds have very little "doggy odor" and do not need frequent baths.
A cockapoo should generally be bathed once every two months, as a general rule. Bathing too often can cause skin issues to arise, particularly if you don't use dog friendly shampoo that is soap and detergent free. This is because shampoos can strip your cockapoo's fur of natural oils.
On the other hand, a Maltipoo only needs to be bathed approximately every two to three weeks. More frequent bathing can cause drying out of the hair, and can strip the natural oils found in their coats.
The Chow Chow does require regular bathing and brushing regardless if it is a rough or smooth coat. This bright and dignified dog can be bathed as frequently as weekly up to no longer than every 6 weeks.
Beagles should get a bath every 4 to 6 weeks to keep their coat clean and remove the odor. Bathing them more than that can cause dry skin and damaged their fur. Beagle puppies can get a bath every 4 to 6 weeks once they are older than ten weeks. Make sure to use a puppy shampoo and dry them properly with a hairdryer.
Bathe your Morkie once every 15 to 30 days. A Morkie is prone to skin problems, so be careful not to over-bathe, as this will dry the dog's skin and make it itch. Use a mild shampoo for the bath and ensure you dry the pet thoroughly after the bath.
Vets tend to recommend monthly flea-and-tick treatment across the board for all dogs, but what's best for one dog is not necessarily best for another. Yes, in some areas you really need to protect your dog from fleas and ticks year round. In other areas, it's not much of an issue.
Dogs should be treated for fleas monthly (or every other month depending on the product you use) all year round to try and prevent dogs from developing a flea problem and infesting the home.
A natural enemy of fleas is water. Fleas do not swim well and will drown when submerged in water.