Regular brushing controls shedding in all dogs by removing loose hair and stimulating circulation. Equipment needed depends on coat type and length. Check for burrs, mats, and cuts while brushing.
Keep dog nails short for healthy feet. Use clippers with safety guards. Clip only the ends, avoiding the quick. Train dog early for easy trimming. If difficult, seek professional help.
Clean dog's ears monthly, more if prone to problems. Use damp cloth or oil-soaked swab on outer ear. Avoid forcing into ear. Consult vet for hair plucking inside ear.
Clean slight discharges with a moist cotton ball. Do not put anything irritating in your dog’s eyes.
Brush dog's teeth using special toothbrush and toothpaste. Start with finger rubbing, then introduce toothpaste and toothbrush. Provide chew toys. Vet may be needed for tartar buildup.
Anal sacs exude scent during bowel movement. Scooting or licking may indicate impacted sacs. Consult vet for treatment.