Your pooch stinks but you can't give him a bath! There are several circumstances where giving your dog a regular bath may be impossible or impractical. After a dog has had surgery and has an incision you should avoid bathing, which can contaminate incisions and loosen stitches. A dog that is very pregnant or has just had puppies may be uncomfortable being bathed or cannot be moved from her puppies. Sometimes you come across a dog that just hates baths so much that avoiding them at all costs and finding an alternate way to clean the dog is more practical than traditional bathing.
Fortunately, there are several alternatives for cleaning your dog without resorting to the traditional bath with water and shampoo. So whether your dog is just temporarily not batheable, or whether you are looking for a permanent non-bathing solution, good news! You have lots of options available.
If your dog can not have a regular bath, leaving him dirty is still not an option. You will need to come up with an alternative way to keep him clean. If injuries, illness or severe water aversion make bathing impractical, there are a number of options to keep your canine companion clean. Spot cleaning, brushing, clipping and dry bathing can all be employed to remove dirt debris and clean soiled areas on your dog.