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Bathing in winter

Old 08-05-2010, 11:22 PM
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Default Bathing in winter

Do you guys give your dogs baths when it is cold? I was wondering how y'all go about doing if you do.
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:06 AM
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Our dogs (Labs) spend a lot of time in very cold water all winter. We want them to be as waterproof as possible, so NO BATHS between September and April.

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Old 08-06-2010, 03:34 PM
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i have never given TOBY my lab a bath.he goes in river a lot and streams while grouse hunting.
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:46 PM
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My dog plays in creeks alot too.I only give my dog a bath for flea control.
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Old 08-07-2010, 07:46 AM
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I bath as the dogs are in the house with me. However I try not to do it during winter as bathing reduces/removes the natural oils of the dog's coat. But if they roll in something offensive to me they do get bathed.

I have seen no difference as the coat comes back to normal in a few days.

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Old 08-08-2010, 06:38 AM
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if its an inside dog then bathe it and keep it inside till it dries, if it is an outside dog then why bathe it.
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