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Q: What happens if I don't bathe my dog frequently enough? Or, too often?

A: Not bathing your dog will lead to a dirty coat that could result in skin diseases or infections. Conversely, you should never bathe your dog too frequently because it will dry out his skin and lead to itching and, possibly, bacterial skin infections and skin rashes. The ASPCA’s general rule of thumb is to bathe your dog once every three months but it varies from breed to breed or coat style to coat style. In between baths, you can also try using an odor neutralizer or a doggie deodorant to curb any unpleasant smells. 

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