Every dog is different. Some you can bathe everyday and it wont dry out their skin, some you cant. However, If you do want to bathe your dog often all you have to do to prevent irritation and dry skin is put a teaspoon of vegetable oil in its food every day, or give it Omega Fish Oils. But as far as the yorkie breeds go, I had a yorkie and a yorkie poo and they had a bath every three days, and still do and I have never had any problems with it. As long as when you bathe them you put puppy conditioner on it and then feed it either vegetable oil or fish oil. Even if your dog doesn't have dry skin fish oil wl still benefit his skin and coat, making it much shinier, softer, and look more taken care of. Also fish oils will hake your dog healthier:
Studies show fish oil can support the health of canines just like it can with humans. A study published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine found that dogs with heart failure had lower levels of EPA and DHA than their healthy counterparts. Supplementing with omega 3 oil rich in EPA and DHA improved the survival rates for all dogs.
There’s more too! Now you can stop yelling at Fido to stop licking himself raw. Fish oil has been shown to reduce the itchiness, redness, swelling and hair loss associated with those dry, raw, hairless patches they seem to fixate on. And if he has arthritis – common in large breeds – then omega 3 is the most important thing you can do for Fido. Just like in humans, it will decrease the pain and stiffness associated with arthritis.
I know that was some info you didnt necessarily ask for but I figured you might like to know just how much that omega 3 can help your pet. Not to mention it will make it where you can give your dog a bath every freakin day if you wanted to so it can be all sqeaky clean all the time. I mean I have never had a problem with it and mine take a shower everytime I do, they just walk in and jump into the shower with me, and I take a shower atleast once a day so so do they. You should hve no problems with it unless you are not giving it Omega 3, if you dont do this then he will without a doubt get dry skin and then scratch it and then lose patches of hair from excesive scratching. Hope this helps.
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