How to care for hairless dogs?
Chinese Crested, American Hairless Terrier, Mexican Hairless Dog, Inca Peruvian Orchid – these breeds amaze with their elegance and exoticism. If you dream about a dog, but are afraid of problems with molting, here are your ideal pets! On the one hand, caring for hairless dogs is simple: they do not need grooming and regular combing. But on the other hand, the lack of hair makes the skin defenseless and makes its additions to the content. We will talk about the features of caring for naked dogs in our article.
Care for naked dogs differs from the standard. We list the main points.
1. Adapting to the weather!
Hairless dogs would just be happy in the shade of the jungle somewhere in Bali. But if you approach their content responsibly, then in Russia they will be no worse! The main thing is to adapt to the season.
In the cold season, “naked” dogs cannot do without special warming clothes and shoes. They must be made of quality, safe materials and fit in size.
On hot days, you need to ensure that the dog is not in direct sunlight, and before walking, apply a special sunblock to her skin. This will help protect sensitive skin from burns and dryness.
2. We swim more often!
Naked skin gets dirty faster: dust and skin secretion accumulate on it. Therefore, it is necessary to bathe hairless dogs more often, about 2 times a week. To do this, use special shampoos that are suitable for sensitive bare skin and frequent use. Unsuitable shampoos for dogs, and especially human products, should never be used. They will lead to dryness, peeling and dermatitis.
Hairless Dog Care
3. Daily monitor skin cleanliness
Along with bathing, the skin of a hairless dog should be regularly cleaned with a damp cloth. Particular attention should be paid to skin folds: they accumulate the most pollution and secretions. Sometimes crusts form in the folds. They can not be scraped off. It is enough to apply a moisturizer on them (for example, baby cream), let it soak in and after a few minutes remove the peels with a napkin.
4. Fighting with black dots
Acne affects not only people, but also hairless pets. Black spots and blackheads appear due to clogged pores. Usually regular washing and proper nutrition prevent their appearance, but there are exceptions.
Acne alone does not harm the dog’s health, but spoils its appearance. If there are a lot of them, then it is better to consult a specialist for removal. Individual acne can be removed independently, at home. To do this, soak the place of the pimple with an antiseptic, gently squeeze and spray the skin again. Also, when blocking pores, it is recommended to peel using special exfoliating gels (for example, ISB Mineral Red Derma Exrteme).
5. We monitor the condition of the ears and eyes.
Due to the lack of hair (which means protection from pollution), dogs and eyes are more likely to get dirty. Their condition should be regularly monitored and cleaned with a special mild lotion (for example, ISB Traditional Line Clean). Follow the instructions for use and always use a clean cotton swab for each eye and ear.
Caring for a naked dog
6. Eat right!
Hairless pets spend more energy to keep warm. Therefore, they eat much more often. It is important to ensure that the dog’s diet is high-quality and balanced, and not to forget about physical activity. Proper nutrition and an active lifestyle is the key to health. Trite, but true.
These are the main features of the care for hairless pets. And do not forget about the main thing: only your attention and love can make a dog truly happy!
Please your pets, for them it is vital!