Great Danes is one of the dog breeds that has distinctive feature. This large dog is very famous since it has been represented well by the famous character Scooby Doo. The real Great Danes have various colors and some of them have color pattern fur.
Just like any other dog breeds, Great Danes require grooming to keep their fur healthy and in a good shape. Here are some basic tips to groom your Great Dane;
The need to clean and bathed your Great Dane is mostly based on the dog’s condition itself. If the dog’s condition is dirty or smell bad, then you should give your Great Danes a proper bath and make them clean again.
During cold season, you should avoid from bathing your Great Danes outdoor. And after you have finish bathing them, do not let the dog go outside where the temperature is cold until you have completely dry them of. This is to reduce the risk of your dog getting sick from the cold weather.
The Great Danes skin is quite sensitive. Therefore you need to choose the right shampoo that suit to their condition. Do not get tempted to use human shampoo to clean your Great Danes. Human shampoo can caused irritation to their skin.
You should make your Great Danes get used to be brushed since they were puppies. Therefore they will accustom with the brushing and make them feel comfortable for the next brushing time.
Brushing will help them to remove excess fur and prevent the fur from getting matted. Brushing will also help to eliminate dander from your Great Danes fur and skin, and prevent them piling up that can cause health problem in the future for your dog.
Check your Great Danes ear regularly and remove any wax and dirt inside their ear. You can use soft cotton ball to clean your dog ear. Do it gently and do not insert the cotton ball too far in to their ears.
Do not use Q-tip to clean your dog ear since it can damage your Great Danes ear drum. If you do not know how to do it, you can ask your vet to showed you how to clean your dog ear properly.
You need to trim your dog’s nail regularly to prevent the in-grown nail from your Great Danes. But, make sure that you do it properly because there are still a little blood vein in the back part of the nail. If you cut the nail too far, the vein could accidentally cut and causing some pain to your dog.
These are some basic grooming for your Great Danes that you can do it by yourselves at home. If you are too busy and do not have the spare time to do it, you can take your dog to groomer and let them groom your Great Danes for you.