Is Fido stinky?

Don’t worry about it. Your puppy’s smell is natural. He or she is running around and rolling over the yard all the time. Perhaps it’s time for a bath? But how often should you bath your puppy?

First off, if your puppy is less than seven to eight weeks old, you should hold off that first bath. His body is still tiny and may not be able to self-regulate the temperature just yet. Be patient and give it some time.

On the other hand, if your pup is over eight weeks, how often you bathe him or her depends on the weather, time spent outdoors, and hair length.

It is advised to bathe your dog once every three months at a minimum. You may also wash Fido every other week with shampoo. If you’re in doubt, use your judgment.

In some cases, your puppy may need a frequent bath if he or she has an oily coat, such as the Bassett Hound.

It’s not suitable for your puppy to take a bath every day because they need natural oil to promote proper hair growth. Regular bathing can cause dryness and skin irritation, which bring discomfort to your puppy. We don’t want that.

So, our advice is not to overdo it and talk to your local grooming service for a professional opinion.