Your dog needs impeccable hygiene for his balance and his health. Bathing, brushing, cleaning of the eyes, ears, legs, and anal glands, maintenance of teeth and nails, the care to be provided comes in different forms. Here are some general tips that apply to every dog breed.
From the age of three months, the puppy can bathe. To do this, the use of a specific shampoo and compresses to protect the ears is recommended. The dog snorts on its own. Then, using a towel or a hairdryer – set to the lowest power and kept at a safe distance – drying should be immediate. To avoid knots, dry in the direction of the hair. If the dog lives in an apartment, the bath is done once or twice a month. If, on the other hand, it is in the pavilion, twice a year is sufficient.
Faced with dirt and dead hair, brushing is essential. Each coat has its own rhythm! Cleaning is weekly for short hairs, daily for long hairs.
The eyes should be cleaned with a cotton ball soaked in a special lotion to purify the contour. As for the ears, between risks of parasites, infections, and hairs blocking the auditory canals, they require special attention: place a cotton ball soaked in veterinary milk or a special wipe at the bottom on a round-tipped scissor or a special wipe at the bottom, massage lightly. With dry cotton, scrub the edges. The operations are to be repeated two to three times a week.
For the legs, you must ensure that there are no hairs, stones, or thorns between the toes (this prevents the formation of fluff and abscess).
The nails are treated with suitable cutting pliers. To combat bad breath and tartar build-up, teeth should be brushed with a toothpaste specially designed for animals. Otherwise, rub them with a compress of baking soda.
Finally, if you see your dog squirming his bottom against grass, it may be a sign that he has worms or engorged anal glands.
Against worms, give it appropriate treatment. And to unclog the anal glands, compress the anus with a cotton ball. All of this care has double importance. First, prevent inflammation of the skin, mucous membranes, and discharge from the eyes, nose, ears. Then, offer a privileged moment of communication which reinforces the confidence of the animal towards the owner.
Regarding his diet, he is a dog who can overeat and in turn will eat whenever he has the opportunity, it is for this reason that it is very important that we can keep control over each of the servings that it consumes, like that with the passage of time and the moment when the dog reaches its most adult stage, it can suffer from obesity. We must avoid giving them sweets and special meals for people at all times because if this happens we can create a situation that we cannot control later.
This is a dog that feels completely satisfied with only 20 minutes of commuting. Being a very active breed and despite being able to live in an apartment, it must have enough freedom to run.
As we have already mentioned this is a very affectionate dog that he feels the need for a lot of attention and care that we can give him as an owner, is a pet that needs everything. the family is above him.