How often should I wash my dog?

How often should I wash my dog?


For every human who says, 'Wash your dog every month' there’ll be one who says, 'I wash my dog every week.' There’ll also be those of you who say, 'You shouldn’t wash your dog at all.'

At UWDOGS we think that’s kinda’ sad for both you and your pal, coz’ if you’re not washing your dog on a regular basis (apart from them being dirty and smelling like possum pooh), you’re both missing out on some seriously-good bonding time. We understand that depending on your dog's breed, he or she may not actually need a bath. Farm dogs like Kelpie's or Sheep Dog varieties have super oily skin, protecting them from the extremes of the outdoors - hot and cold. Do make note though, that every dog is different and we've experienced many Kelpie X dogs come to us with hot spots and angry red rashes, who have benefitted 100% from both a shampoo and conditioning treatment.

In essence, dogs play hard and dogs get dirty. They like to roll in anything dead and pee on anything that’s already been peed on. Swim in the ocean and dig up your garden. Eat greasy bones and without doubt, love to roll in anything rotten. Then they wanna get into bed, with you.

"I enjoy the smell of salty dog - with a splash of Eau De Crab... apparently, that is not the preferred smell among humans. I'm told that some of us need washing more often than most!" Stink @mydogstink Florida, USA

So how often Should I wash my Dog?
If you love your dog, and want to build a relationship that goes beyond the general day to day larkin' about, then bath-time is where it’s at. To connect with your buddy just add warm water, professionally formulated soap-free and pH balanced moisturising Underwater Dogs Shampoo.

Then give a jolly good massage. 

It’s always best to use a conditioning treatment. Just like your own beauty routine, conditioner detangles and locks in moisture giving your scalp the added benefits of conditioning agents which combat dry and flaky skin (i.e. dandruff). A professionally formulated dog conditioner locks in moisture, helping with tangles and matted coats conditioning both hair and skin.

Who wouldn’t want that ultimate, snug-able, ‘sleep-with-me…oh I thought you’d never ask,’ softness and shine. Never mind that they’ll smell good enough to eat!

The trick is, you must use a great Shampoo and Conditioner made especially for dogs!

NEVER use shampoo or conditioner made for Human’s, OR the hand-soap, OR the dish-washing detergent. The pH is markedly different; therefore all the care in the world plus YOUR favourite haircare product just ain’t gonna cut it. Your dog’s acid mantle will be stripped of its natural oils and the skin will in time (if not immediately), itch like Hades.

So do your pooch a favour and use a superior soap-free and pH balanced shampoo and conditioner made especially for dogs…like Underwater Dogs. They’ll gain all the benefits of scientifically researched and professionally developed formulas that will take care of their well-being and give back to you ten-fold. Nothing like a clean, happy, delicious smelling pup. Then be prepared for them to go back outside and roll in something messy…coz’ that’s what they do!

So why Underwater Dogs haircare products?
Underwater Dogs products are scientifically researched, professional grooming salon formulations. Our Shampoo gives a thorough clean while remaining gentle on your dog’s skin. Puppy Shampoo is our extra mild shampoo formulation available for your little fella or for those with extra dry, sensitive, itchy or allergy-prone skin-types. (we recommend for all those canines with ultra-sensitive skin). Conditioner moisturises and revitalises your dog’s beautiful coat, creating protective barriers that lock in moisture.

No-Knots is a serious detangler and deodoriser for coats that need extra help with matting and tangles. Perfect for that in-between time when re-conditioning and smelling great is the order of the day (suitable for long-haired breeds or those with knotty bits). Gloss is our glorious silicone based shine deodoriser…feels like silk and gives long-lasting protection that leaves your dog's coat looking fresh and smelling like Pina Colada. Hmmmm... just like a tropical island getaway. Suitable for all breeds.  

Fragrances are a 'Summer Delight,' delicious gelato-cocktails of yummy coconut, vanilla, mandarin and pineapple. Good enough to eat...there’s nothing quite like it! Underwater Dogs promise you the cleanest, softest most delicious smelling dog on the block!

So how often should I wash my dog?  

When using Underwater Dogs gentle, soap-free, paraben-free, ultra moisturising and pH balanced formulas, you may wash your dog whenever you choose. If that's weekly for those indoor types or assistance dogs, fortnightly coz' you're just a 'bit on the nose', or monthly because you're the outdoor type - we cannot express more, the importance of keeping your dog's skin cleansed and moisturised. Good skin and hair health the best prevention and/or rejuvenation of dry, sensitive, itchy and allergy-prone skin.  

Say good-bye to the itch and hello to softness and shine!

Underwater Dogs products all come with the UWDOGS 'Pawprint of Approval.' At UWDOGS we stand by our professional formulas offering our 100% Money Back Guarantee.

Underwater Dogs is professional haircare for canines promising you the cleanest, softest most delicious smelling dog on the block! Professional grooming salon formulas, naturally moisturising shampoos and conditioners are soap-free, paraben-free and pH balanced, made especially for your dog.

We’re proud of our product range and would like to reassure all our dog-loving customers that our quality ingredients, and scientific formulations will not let you down. All products are backed by the Underwater Dogs 100% Money Back Guarantee. 

If you have a question or would like to speak with the Underwater Dogs team, please email our Customer Service Dog: woof@uwdogs.com OR, connect via our Contact Page