Care Tips For Your Poodle

Posted on: 7 February 2018

Poodles are a hypoallergenic dog, which is great for households that have anyone that may have allergies, asthma or other breathing problems. Poodles come in several sizes; the standard poodle is the largest, then there is the toy poodle, micro-toy poodle, and even mixed breeds with poodles. Whether you choose a standard poodle or a poodle mix, your puppy needs to be cared for properly. If you've been looking at poodle puppies and thinking of getting one, Ssee below for care tips for your poodle.

Groom Often

Poodles are known for their curly coat, which can mat and look unsightly if not well-cared for. Give your pup a bath and shampoo to clean the coat, then brush through it to remove mats. If you aren't sure how to brush through the mats, or your poodle has a lot of mats, you may want to take your poodle to a professional groomer. A groomer can bathe and brush your dog's coat and can also trim your dog's coat as needed, such as around the eyes, face and paws. If you have a white poodle, you may have noticed staining around the eyes. A groomer can help remove these stains.

Socialize Your Dog

Poodles are sweet and loving, and they can also be active dogs. Take your dog out to the dog park for activity and socializing. This will help keep your dog active and in shape, while also getting your dog used to other dogs and humans. This is something that should be done with any dog. Teaching your dog to be more social will help prevent issues such as biting another dog or another person, which is more likely to happen if your dog is not used to being around anyone other than you.

Take Your Dog To The Veterinarian

Be sure to take your poodle to the veterinarian often for regular checkups and exams. The veterinarian can clip your dog's nails, which can get sharp, and they can also clean your dog's ears. Poodles' ears can get dirty, which can stain the fur around the ears. If your dog's fur needs to be clipped at all, the veterinarian can do this as well. Don't miss any checkups with the veterinarian and always get your dog's shots as scheduled to protect your dog.

Poodles are hypoallergenic dogs, which make them a great addition to any household, but especially a household that has anyone with breathing problems. Following these tips can help you take good care of your poodle, no matter what size or mix you may have.