How to Groom a Rottweiler?

 Rottweiler are often called as handsome dogs because of their nice bossy look.These dogs have double coat.Upper one is shiny short haired coat.Rottweilers do shed like any other breed but they do not shed much.They can be a bit hard to groom as they are big dogs but their silky coat is not a hurdle in their grooming.They need grooming depending upon their daily activity level.However excessive grooming is not recommended in any case as it may cause harm to their coat.Here are some tips ans suggestions that may help you grooming your Rottweiler.

GROOMING BY HAIR BRUSH:
                                                            Rottweilers do not need daily grooming because of their silky short haired coat.Their coats are sensitive and 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 by hand.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.Daily but not excessive brushing  will help you maintaining your Rottweiler coat shine. 

BATHING: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.
                   Bathing can be a tough task because of their big size.Bathing is one of the most important section but the question is how often they need bathing?.But giving your dog bath often is not a healthy thing to do as it removes the essential oils from their skin that are necessary to prevent many skin problems and to keep the coat shiny and healthy.Twice in a month for a Rottweiler which doesn't get dirty often would be enough.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 dog 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 20 minutes for the coat to become completely dry.

CLEANING THE TEETH:
                                              Rottweilers drool and therefore they may need it every second day.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 Lab's teeth around 4-6 minutes.You can get toothbrush and toothpaste specially designed for dogs from a nearby pet store.

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. 

CLEANING THE EYES:
                                                 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.

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. 
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