My pup is my companion and sleeps in my bed. He doesn’t have any more odor on his skin after a week than you or I would if we went a week without bathing. I don’t believe any of the negative things that some think about bathing or the school of thought that bathing cannot be done frequently. So long as you do not dry their skin out and most importantly, rinse thoroughly, there are NO problems associated with bathing once per week. Those who own Maltese and other similar fur babies tend to keep their pup as clean and as well cared for as most do their child. Clean, well moisturized, well rinsed skin is always going to be healthier than skin that is not cleaned regularly. I use baby shampoo on Spanky’s head and face and a mild, moisturizing shampoo on his body and rinse very well. You can bury your face in his fur and give him a kiss and he smells as fresh as a clean baby (most of the time). His skin is healthy, too! Let’s say you normally shampoo your hair every day, but one week you’re sick and go 3 days without shampooing. By that 3rd day, there is a definite odor forming about your scalp, and if you can’t shampoo, you might temporarily freshen with baby powder, baking soda, or some such product. This is the type of freshning I’m referring to. The chlorophil thread probably sounded like I meant something else. Spanky is my baby!