Washington Heights, New York
728 W 181St
New York, NY 10033
(347) 726-9409

Should You Bathe Your Dog? November 25, 2019

Washington Heights, Manhattan
Should You Bathe Your Dog?, Manhattan, New York

Basic dog grooming maintains your pet’s health and appearance, and bathing is an essential part of caring for your dog. However, many owners don’t know the best way to go about a bath routine. Here’s a breakdown of why bathing your dog is important. 

What Pet Owners Should Know About Bathing Their Dogs

Is It Essential to Bathe Your Dog?

Dogs are generally active and enjoy time outdoors. While they’re playing in your yard, debris like dirt, twigs, tree sap, dead insects, and rocks can get trapped in their fur. Dirty, unkempt fur gives your dog a messy appearance. Allowing your dog’s coat to remain dirty can also lead to skin irritation and infections. Regular dog grooming and bathing eliminates these issues and keeps your dog’s coat healthy. 

How Often Should You Bathe Them?

dog groomingWhile you can give your dog the occasional rinse at home, it’s usually best to take your dog to a professional groomer for more thorough bathing. They’ll pamper your dog according to breed and coat type. 

One bathing appointment per month is usually enough for most dogs, but breeds with more oily coats may need to go multiple times per month. Dogs with short hair, like beagles, or those with double coats, like huskies, can usually have baths about every six to eight weeks. Regular brushing is usually enough to keep their coat healthy between dog grooming appointments. Keep in mind that bathing a dog too often can strip their skin of natural oils. Your groomer will likely recommend a grooming schedule.

 

If you’re looking for reliable dog grooming to keep your pets looking fabulous, visit the professionals at Pet Fashion & Grooming in New York City. Their team has worked with pets and their owners since 2008. They offer grooming, veterinary services, pet medication, and boarding in their clean facility. Owners can also browse a wide selection of pet supplies, from animal shampoo to pet jewelry. You can learn more about their products and services by visiting them online, or call (347) 726-9409 to schedule a grooming appointment. 

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Pet Fashion & Grooming
Should My Older Dog Eat Special Pet Food?, Manhattan, New York
Like humans, dogs’ needs change as they get older. This sometimes translates into special dietary concerns. Though it’s not necessary for all older dogs to eat special pet food, it m...read more
4 Tips to Prepare Your Dog for Boarding, Manhattan, New York
When you go on vacation, you may worry about boarding your dog. However, with a few simple steps to prepare, your pet will be relaxed and ready to enjoy their stay. Here are some&nbs...read more
4 FAQ About Dogs & Lyme Disease, Manhattan, New York
The warmer seasons allow for more chances to play with your dog outside, but they also bring a greater likelihood that you’ll need to take them to an animal clini...read more
3 Benefits of Pet Boarding , Manhattan, New York
When you need to be away from home overnight, finding someone to take care of your pets is a priority. If friends and family can’t care for your furry friend, it’s best to consider p...read more
Pet Boarding or Sitting: Which Is the Right Choice?, Manhattan, New York
It can be tough to decide what to do with your pet when you have to go out of town. If it’s not possible to bring them along, then you generally have two options: bring them to a boa...read more