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Myth #10: Bathing causes dry skin.
You've probably heard it, and you may have even experienced what you thought was a dry-skin reaction on your dog after a bath. The truth is, cleanliness is next to dogginess and bathing should feel good to your dog's skin, not bad. The real reason why some dogs have post-bath irritation is that either the shampoo is irritating them (human shampoo and shampoo containing detergents can be too harsh for dogs), or they weren't rinsed completely, leaving residue in the coat. There is nothing harmfully drying about a gentle, hypoallergenic, moisturizing dog shampoo, fully rinsed, even if you bathe your dog every day.