The Miniature Schnauzer is, although not too demanding, is still not such an easy breed. For your pet to be healthy, happy, and looking good, he/she needs special care. We will learn about what it consists of in the next article.
How to Take Care of a Miniature Schnauzer
For the appearance of a puppy in the house, you need to prepare in advance. For a new family member, they get a bowl for water and food, a stove bench, and a whole bunch of toys. And also you need to take care of a dog leash, a set of warm clothes. You will also have to buy tools for grooming wool, toothbrushes, solutions for the hygiene of ears and eyes.
Having purchased everything you need, you should figure out where the puppy, and later the adult dog, will sleep. The couch can be installed in the master bedroom, corridor. The main thing is that the place is cozy, warm, not walkable. So that the dog feels completely safe. This breed is not very suitable for outdoor keeping. Even if she has an aviary, it is better than the possibility of free access to the house is always preserved.
Of course, you shouldn’t forget about food. Those who have chosen a natural type of feeding for their pet will have to devote a lot of time to drawing up the menu and preparing the dishes. Those who opted for drying will have to constantly buy feed. The main thing is that both the first and second options are suitable for the pet, be fresh, and of high quality.
Haircuts and Combing
The coat of this breed is not uniform. So, in order for the pet to meet the requirements of the standards, you need to trim separate zones, and cut separate ones. The regularity of such procedures depends on whether the pet participates in exhibitions. Model haircuts are done as needed, hygienic once every few months. You need to comb the dog 2-3 times a week.
Hygienic water treatments should not be performed too often. The optimal frequency is every 3 or 4 months. However, some parts of the pet’s body need to be washed after every walk outside and every meal. We are talking about paws, beards, and mustache. For bathing, it is recommended to use special mild shampoos. Also, washing is carried out before exhibition haircuts, trimming.
If visual inspection shows that the nails have grown too long, they can be slightly shortened. This can be done at home or in a veterinary clinic, grooming salon.
Regular (2-3 times a week) brushing dog’s teeth will help prevent tooth decay and tartar build-up. You can brush your dog’s teeth with brushes or fingertips. The paste should not foam. For these purposes, you can also use treats, bones.
Cleaning Eyes and Ears
Preventive treatment of a dog’s ears and eyes can help prevent the development of a number of dangerous diseases. To do this, use antibacterial solutions and cotton sponges. Ears can be cleaned with chopsticks. This should be done at least once a week. The secretions accumulating in the corners of the eyes are removed daily.
In addition to grooming procedures, do not forget that your dog needs regular veterinary check-ups. And vaccinations and antiparasitic treatments should not be ignored either.