We're getting into a colder period where I live, and while a pet shop has the structure to maintain the place warm even in the cold, at home that's not the case. So what happens is I feel sorry for my dog for getting wet when it's cold, and end up not washing him! He has long ears and some medium length fur (he is a Cavalier) so it does take some time to dry him completely. I do use a blow-dry, but as I live in a tropical country we don't have a heating system at home, so when it gets cold, it's cold inside as well! Therefore, I have been washing him every 3 weeks or so... which is not ideal! Is it OK to give your dog baths once a month or so? If you own a dog, how often do you bathe it?