By Dr. Marty Becker | vetstreet.com
iStockphotoIn the more than 30 years I've been a practicing veterinarian, I've heard every misconception about pets there is. Many of these may have been considered accurate at one time but current thinking has a different take. That means I do a lot of myth-busting as I try to help educate people about their pets.
Here are the five most common misconceptions dog-lovers hold - and the truth everyone should know.Myth 1: Dogs should be bathed a couple of times a year. Frequent bathing is bad for the coat and skin.
Fact: It's an old idea that frequent baths strip the skin and coat of moisture. A weekly bath not only makes your pet easier to live with (less shedding, less smell) but also can help prevent some skin diseases. There are all kinds of gentle shampoos for dogs, so ask your vet what might be best for your pet.
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