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Barba
16th November 2007, 11:04 AM
He's only 9 weeks but a friend told me he's should only be washed every other month? Is this right?:confused:

adam53
16th November 2007, 11:48 AM
Good question, i'd like to know this myself. Our 2 cavs are washed and groomed on average every 4-5 weeks. Obviously they're brushed and kept clean in the mean time. Have you washed Charlie yet? Eddie and Lola love it, they just sit in the bath/shower falling asleep under the water. Loki just tries to drink the water. He's also too big for the bath now! Luckily enough they only recommend you wash an akita 2 or 3 times a year at most because of the type of coat they have.:-p

casshon
16th November 2007, 11:52 AM
I think there are already some answers from your previous post:
http://board.cavaliertalk.com/showthread.php?t=21546

Barba
16th November 2007, 12:30 PM
Good question, i'd like to know this myself. Our 2 cavs are washed and groomed on average every 4-5 weeks. Obviously they're brushed and kept clean in the mean time. Have you washed Charlie yet? Eddie and Lola love it, they just sit in the bath/shower falling asleep under the water. Loki just tries to drink the water. He's also too big for the bath now! Luckily enough they only recommend you wash an akita 2 or 3 times a year at most because of the type of coat they have.:-p

Thanks adam53. Yeah, we’ve washed him once but he hated it and I felt so guilty. My friend had said that washing him too often would take away the natural oils from his coat?

I just don’t want to do him any damage. I wish Charlie was as good as Eddie and Lola to just sit there. He just cried and cried! :(




I think there are already some answers from your previous post:
http://board.cavaliertalk.com/showthread.php?t=21546

Thanks, but not really. In the previous post I had asked if it was ok to wash him at 8 weeks and was given advise but I just wanted to see now what the general consensus was and if washing him will take away natural oils. Probably should of stated that.

*Pauline*
16th November 2007, 12:59 PM
I shower Dylan once a week and need to do legs and tummy more often as he wees on these!

Barba
16th November 2007, 02:06 PM
Thanks Pauline. I don't need to worry about it then. Might do exactly as you do! Thanks

Barbara Nixon
16th November 2007, 02:16 PM
I only bath my dogs if they are really grubby (and would if they were smelly or had some kind of staining). They sometimes get summer baths , to cool them down and a warm bath can help if the anal glands are playing up. Also, Teddy did have regular baths, to see if Malaseb eased his skin problem, but as it didn't, he's back to the same routine as the others.

A good grooming usually cleans them up and a spray of grooming solution adds freshness. The two little ones tend to get messier so need more baths than Monty, who only has three or four a year.

This photo was taken in between baths and not just after one.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d54/BarbaraNixon/003montyp.jpg

Barba
16th November 2007, 03:05 PM
I only bath my dogs if they are really grubby (and would if they were smelly or had some kind of staining). They sometimes get summer baths , to cool them down and a warm bath can help if the anal glands are playing up. Also, Teddy did have regular baths, to see if Malaseb eased his skin problem, but as it didn't, he's back to the same routine as the others.

A good grooming usually cleans them up and a spray of grooming solution adds freshness. The two little ones tend to get messier so need more baths than Monty, who only has three or four a year.

This photo was taken in between baths and not just after one.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d54/BarbaraNixon/003montyp.jpg

What a beauty!! Thanks for your reply Barbara http://www.alexanderpringwilson.org/images/emoticons/wave.gif

OhMarley
17th November 2007, 04:47 AM
General rule no more than once a week, however some dogs (MARLEY) are so gross and filthy they have to have belly and feet washes in between ;)
There is no rule when it comes to washing a dog you don't have to do it every 2 weeks, monthly etc its totally up to you. However cavs like some other breeds will need to be washed more reguarly then say a staffy as they don't have the kind of coat that repells dirt... Puppies are terrible when it comes to be filthy ... My old cav had to be bathed weekly as he had skin problems, Marley has to be bathed weekly because he has an amazing ability to get himself so smelly and dirty!!!!!!!!

merlinsmum
17th November 2007, 10:09 AM
General rule no more than once a week, however some dogs (MARLEY) are so gross and filthy they have to have belly and feet washes in between ;)
There is no rule when it comes to washing a dog you don't have to do it every 2 weeks, monthly etc its totally up to you. However cavs like some other breeds will need to be washed more reguarly then say a staffy as they don't have the kind of coat that repells dirt... Puppies are terrible when it comes to be filthy ... My old cav had to be bathed weekly as he had skin problems, Marley has to be bathed weekly because he has an amazing ability to get himself so smelly and dirty!!!!!!!!

I think Oakley must be related to Marley! He has the same amazing ability. Yesterday he had more leaves and twigs in his undies than there were in the woods:D:paw:

Barba
19th November 2007, 02:54 PM
Thanks for your replies. You've been a big help.:)