Though frequent bathing can cause dry skin, dogs that are active and spend a lot of time outdoors need baths more often than dogs that are less active. A good way to combat flaky, itchy and dry skin from too many baths is to use a conditioner each time you bathe your dog. Conditioning products will help to moisturize your dog's skin and seal it in until the next time you give her a bath.
When choosing the best conditioner for your dog, be sure to look in the pet isle. Human conditioning products are not formulated for dogs, and can contribute to dry skin. In addition, look for a formula that is made for dry skin to get the most moisturizing benefits from the conditioner.