Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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Great Dane Grooming Tips: 5 Ways To Have Your Dog Looking Fabulous

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Anna Olson
Mar 29 ·

Grooming, hair care, and skin care are important aspects of keeping any pet dog. In some ways, Great Dane owners are lucky, since this breed only needs short, routine grooming. However, their size and their year-round shedding can be a major pain if not addressed. Luckily, we’ve made a list of five Great Dane grooming tips to help cut down on shedding and keep your gentle giant happy.

Grooming Your Great Dane

Great Danes only have one coat, which is short. They will not need haircuts, and too-frequent bathing may cause skin issues and strip their coat of necessary oils. While they shed about as much as smaller dogs with short coats, since they are larger they will as a result shed more hair regardless. Here are five Great Dane grooming tips to help you keep your dog in their best shape.

1. Bathe On A Regular Basis

Even though this breed has a short coat, they do need regular baths. Depending on their activity level, bathe a Great Dane once a week, or space baths out further. Your dog’s regular baths will minimize shedding and keep their skins and coats healthy.

Great Dane Grooming Tips

2. Add A Hydrating Spray

To keep that coat looking fresh and moist after a bath, finish with a hydrating or moisturizing spray. This will help keep your Great Dane’s skin healthy. There are many sprays available, many including natural ingredients like aloe.

Great Dane Grooming Tips

3. Brush Weekly

A weekly brushing session is the best way to cut down on your Great Dane’s shedding. This breed sheds year round, but even a short brushing session can help with that. Scheduling the brushing session for the same day of the week as ear cleaning and nail trims helps to make it routine for you and your pet.

4. Check For Dandruff

With their sensitive skins, Great Danes may develop dandruff for a number of reasons. These could range from grooming and too-frequent baths to something wrong with their diet. Check with your veterinarian if basic fixes do not resolve dandruff, as serious conditions like hyperthyroidism and Cushing’s disease could be at fault.

5. Wipe Their Muzzles

A Great Dane’s mouth and muzzle can get messy if you’re cooking something tasty or they drink their water too fast. Keep a rag or towel on hand for strings of drool, keeping them off your floor, or off of you.

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Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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