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Every Day

Comb your dog through with the flea comb to remove any loose hair and dust. Also look out for any foot soreness or dirt around the nails. This is where you might notice the odd flea or tick picked up on your walk.

Any flea will be caught in the teeth of the comb – run your nail over it as it is held in the comb to despatch it. Let it go and you’ll see why flea circuses are so exciting! Never attempt to comb a tick out. SEE FLEAS AND TICKS.

THIS IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF BONDING WITH YOUR GREYHOUND – YOU WILL BOTH ENJOY IT.
THE BETTER YOU KNOW YOUR DOG THE EASIER TO SPOT IF HE IS FEELING A BIT UNDER THE WEATHER OR HAS A SLIGHT INJURY.

Once A Week

Set aside a short time to clean ears, check and clean teeth ( brush teeth daily if you can).

Comb through the whole coat then brush briskly (in the direction of the coat). You can finish with a velvet mitt to bring a beautiful shine to the coat. DON’T forget the areas at the side of the body (where the legs join) where scurf can collect or the ‘root’ of the tail where loose hair can collect. SEE SKIN.

Cut NAILS (DON’T FORGET DEW CLAWS), check for dirt around nail bed (which can lead to infections if not kept clean) and pads. Road walking (or poor diet) can dry the skin on the pads and cause cracking. SEE FEET AND NAILS.