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Grooming your husky

The popularity of Siberian husky’s has increased in recent years, not strange, considering they are an amazing dog breed. But, you must have enough time and patience with your pets, or else this is definitely not the dog for you.
Due to the beautiful, thick coat of a husky you will have to start proper grooming regime from the moment you get your puppy. If they are groomed while they are still small, they get used to it quicker and you will have fewer problems when your dog is fully grown.

It’s important to comb out as many of the shedding coat as you can before you bathe your husky. A coat rake or a metal comb works very well for this job. Be careful not to push too hard against the skin as this will start to irritate the area and make the experience unpleasant.  You have to groom them regularly to ensure they get used to grooming and don’t misbehave too much. Make time for this at least twice a week. It’s the perfect opportunity to inspect all other areas of your dog to ensure they are in good health.

Some experts have advised that you don’t need to bathe your husky more than twice a year, around the time that they shed.  If they are bathed too many times it will result in their coats and skin becoming very dry and irritable. While your husky is a puppy, you can use a big plastic bucket filled with room temperature water, but this will not work when he or she is a fully grown dog. There are many people who make the mistake of using normal human shampoo on their animals, never do this! Our shampoos are too harsh for their skin and you should rather buy a mild dog shampoo at a veterinarian.

When you have rinsed off all the shampoo from the coat, use a towel to dry it as best you can and finish off with the hairdryer. Avoid holding the hairdryer aimed at one spot for too long, keep in mind that they are unable to tell you if it is getting too hot so you must keep an eye on their reactions.

Nail trimming is not the easiest job, which is why this is something your dog should definitely be used to or else you will struggle. If that is the case, let someone help you when it comes to the nails. Juicy, chewy doggy treats will make this process quicker and easier, so you might want to keep that in mind! There are many different tools available to use, nicest one being the guillotine style which gives you a feeling of control.  If you would prefer one of the many others, ask the lady at your veterinarian if you could take a look at everything available and hold them in your hand to see if you find something that makes you feel more comfortable.

You should add ear cleaning to your grooming tasks as this will eliminate any problems with ear mites. Prepare a mixture of 5 teaspoons of Boric acid powder, 2 ½ cups of water and 1 ½ cups of white vinegar, you can store this in a squeeze bottle and then use cotton balls to gently wipe the ear. Never try to clean deep inside the ear, should anything look suspicious to you, rather consult the veterinarian.

Grooming a husky might sound like a daunting task, but doesn’t have to be! Make it a fun, bonding experience with your dog instead!

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