German Shepherds are clean animals, unless they dig up the ground and get dirt all over them.
A GS puppy will not need frequent baths as it may be harmful for the delicate little pup. If your pup has had a bath from the shop you bought it from, there is no need to bathe it again, unless of course it gets dirty or catches some poo on its fur.
Little GS pups are sensitive to weather changes and can fall ill if given baths. Young puppies need to maintain their body temperature which is inclined towards the warmer side. Whether you bathe your pup with warm water or cold, it will have a bad impact on its health, and it might catch pneumonia or other illnesses.
That’s why many experts recommend that you don’t bathe your GS pup until it is grown or bathe it once every two months. If you bathe a GS pup, make sure you use a piece of cloth or towel to absorb the water from its fur. Keeping your pup dry will protect it from catching a cold.
If you feel the need to give your puppy a shower but are afraid to do so, adopt other ways to keep it clean.
Bathing is part of grooming a German Shepherd puppy.
If you want your puppy to stay clean and soft, you will need to bathe it once in a blue moon. GS pups will not need frequent baths, so keep the baths to a minimum. If your puppy gets dirty, you can use convenient and simple ways to clean it up instead of showering it.
If you have no experience in bathing a GS pup, follow the steps given below and maintain your pup’s hygiene.
Not every product in the market is suitable for your little pup.
When choosing bathing products for your puppy, especially soaps, and shampoos, make sure you take suggestions from your vet. If your pup has a skin condition, do not buy harsh products that will irritate and burn your pup’s skin. Moreover, there are several products on the market that advertise their products as shampoos that make your dog’s hair fluffier.
Do not fall for such advertising gimmicks and use products that are less abrasive and gentle in nature. Too many chemicals can harm a GS pup’s skin, causing its hair to fall and skin to dry off.
A GS’s pH level is different than that of humans; that’s why human shampoos don’t work well on GSDs. Bathing a GS pup too much will kill its skin’s natural oils.
If you don’t want your puppy to get dirty all the time, make sure you provide a healthy and clean environment for it inside your house. If your pup is struggling while bathing, let it become comfortable with the water. Do not force your pup to take a bath as it will irritate it. For more informative topics on GSDs, you can simply sign-up our newsletter.