Siberian Huskies have a lot of fur. They have double coats because they are a breed from the cold Russian country Siberia and are primarily used as working dogs for either sledding or other outdoor tasks. They do not need a lot of washing, but there are some routine grooming things required to ensure that your husky is at his best.
Brush Coat Regularly
If you brush your Husky once a week, you will have a lot less hair in the house. They shed a lot – especially during the warmer months of the year. So, invest a good dog grooming brush and make it a routine thing to brush your dog once a week.
Don’t Bathe too Often
When you bathe a dog, you are removing the natural oils of the skin and this can cause irritation and dry skin. Only wash him when he has been rolling in the mud, splashing in a pool of dirty water, or is otherwise really dirty and smelly. Siberian Huskies are almost like cats when it comes to cleaning themselves and they will rarely be very filthy.
Brush his Teeth
To prevent tartar build-up and potential gum disease, brush your dog’s teeth at least two or three times a week. If you can make it a daily thing that would be even better.
Clip his Nails
Clipping a dog’s nails is not a simple task. Apart from the fact that they are sensitive about their feet, you need to be careful not to clip too deep. There are blood vessels in their nails and if you clip to deep you will cause bleeding and make future attempts almost impossible.
Never Shave your Husky
The double coat is there for a reason: it warms and cools Huskies according to the temperature. The fur is important to regulate body temperature. When you shave the fur, you are leaving your Husky’s skin unprotected from the sun.
After shaving, the undercoat also doesn’t grow back as successfully which will cause body temperature regulation problems. Don’t shave your Siberian Husky’s coat unless it is a medical emergency.
Check his Ears
Ear infections are common in dogs of all breeds and cause them a lot of discomfort. Do a routine check every day or two to make sure that there is no redness or sores and that it is not swollen. You can use dog ear cleaner on an ear bud to gently clean the inside part of the ear. Never insert anything into the ear. Just clean the shell of the ear.
Siberian Huskies are actually not difficult to groom. The only thing you need to know is that there will be a lot of hair. Other than that, establishing a routine for teeth, nails, brushing, and ears, will make your grooming a quick and painless event.
It is important to make your dog used to touching, brushing, working with their ears and paws, and checking their teeth from a young age. This will make them more comfortable and accept it as non-threatening.
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