Short haired: once or more times a week with a brush or comb.
Longhaired: 2 or 3 times a week with special grooming brushes and combs etc.
Regular trips to one of our professional groomers may be needed. Dogs can be washed with a quality dog shampoo and thoroughly rinsed and dried once a week if necessary.
Dogs require a properly balanced diet for health. Such a diet contains protein to build the body, fats for skin and coat health, carbohydrates for energy and minerals and vitamins for healthy tissues. Roughage (fibre) is essential for bowel function.
Meat by itself cannot be a complete diet and requires heavy supplementation, which is difficult to do correctly. In large, rapidly growing dogs a sole diet of meat can be responsible for major mineral upset and skeletal damage.
Fresh drinking water should always be available, particularly when dry foods are used.
Greenies (after 6 months of age) and Rawhide chews will aid in cleaning of teeth and massaging of gums. Small, sharp cooked bones such as that found in chicken, rabbit, or fish should be avoided.
It is usually advisable to stick to a commercially based diet for reasons of convenience as well as nutrition. There are many types of puppy and adult foods available for this purpose.