Siberian Huskies have double thick furry coat which needs proper and careful grooming.
Siberian Huskies do not shed all the year and usually shed heavily twice in a year when they blow their coat.Siberian Huskies like to be clean and are also self cleaners.They have long furry tails and they hate to get their tail dirty.You may have had such an experience if you are an Husky owner.Here are some suggestions which may help you to groom your Siberian Husky.
GROOMING BY HAIR BRUSH:
The outer coat is water resistant and thin while the inner coat is thicker and softer.Special care must be taken while grooming them by hair brush.Always use a metal tooth comb specially made for pets.You can start the grooming section by hand by slowly massaging.In this way you can feel any loss of hair on a specific part of coat or any kind of rashes if occurred.This will also allow you to feel any kind of lumps or bumps present.You can first use a wide toothed hair brush and after that a narrow one.Don't rush in any case as it may hurt the coat if hairs are tangled somewhere due to dirt or less grooming.A vacuum cleaner would be certainly be a requirement specially in their shedding days.
Giving your Husky a bath would surely be a tough task. Bathing would be a difficult task because of their furry coat.Bathing is one of the most important section but the question is how often they need bathing?They may need bath once after 3 months.Specially the Huskies kept mostly indoors need more bathing.Try to use a good quality shampoo and special care should be taken near eyes,nose and ears as shampoo may bring harm to them.You may need a helper in this section also.Don't let your Husky out in direct sun exposure after bath.Try to clean the coat with a towel or a hair dryer can also be used.Do not brush the coat again if not completely dried.It may take almost 30 minutes for their coat to become completely dry.
CLEANING THE TEETH:
Almost all pets don't like this section.Special care must be taken try to use a soft toothbrush and a medicated toothpaste.Move the brush gently over canines.Try to brush your Husky's teeth around 4-6 minutes.You can get toothbrush and toothpaste specially designed for dogs from a nearby pet store.
CLEANING THE EYES:
Siberian Huskies have almond shaped eyes heavily covered with hairs to save them from cold weather. Eyes are the most sensitive part.Try to use a cotton dipped in a lubricant ex.Water or Hydrogen Peroxide and roll it gently around the corner of eyes.You don't need to push anything at all.By repeating the process 5-10 times you will see all the dirt coming out.
CLEANING THE EARS:
Ears should be checked regularly as their is always danger of the occurrence of mites.Usually the sign for having mites is the excessive scratching of ears.You need to consult a veterinary specialist in such case.Try to use a cotton bud or wet wipes and roll it gently inside the ears so it can carry the maximum dirt with it.Try to repeat the process for 4-6 minutes.
CUTTING THE NAILS:
Nails need to be cut if are not shedding themselves.You need to be careful as it may result in bleeding if not carefully cut.Try to use a sharp edged nail cutter and cut the dead part usually turned to yellow.Try to push the paw with your thumb so you can see the whole nail out and can cut it at the right place.Look twice and make sure that you are cutting the nail at a significant distance from the root.