Australian Shepherds are active, intelligent dogs that make excellent companions. They require regular brushing, tick and flea control, ear cleaning, and nail trimming. They also require regular veterinary care and must be brushed regularly. You can keep your Australian Shepherd healthy and happy by following these tips.
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How to care for an Aussie’s coat
The first and most important step in caring for your Aussie’s coat is to establish a routine. Make a schedule for grooming and other care. Missing a grooming session can lead to matting, tangles, and other problems with your Aussie’s coat. When creating a schedule for your dog’s grooming needs, follow these general guidelines:
- Bathing: Bathe your Aussie only very occasionally, usually up to once a month.
- Brushing: Brush your Aussie twice a week to remove loose hair and prevent matting.
- Nail Care: Check your dog’s nails every two weeks to determine if clipping is necessary.
- Trimming: Aussies only need an occasional trimming. When you start to notice the fur around your Aussie’s toes and ears getting longer, it’s time for a trim.
- Brushing teeth: The recommendation for brushing teeth is three times a week.
Understanding Australian Shepherd Coat
Dog breeds have many unique coat colors and textures. But there is another key difference between dog coats.
Some breeds have a single coat and others a double coat. What does this mean?
When a dog has a single coat, he only has one coat of hair to insulate him. Breeds that have a double coat have double the fur.
Brushing is essential for Australian grooming. It’s the easiest thing you can do to maintain your dog’s coat. The Australian Shepherd sheds a lot, so brushing helps stimulate the skin to encourage new coat growth and remove dead hairs.
Not brushing your dog regularly can cause a buildup of dirt, debris, oils, dead hair, and loose hair, which can eventually lead to health complications. . They have specific periods in time when they move. They can shed moderately for much of the year, but then shed heavily for a few months when the seasons change.
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