The Basics of German Rottweiler Grooming
Rottweiler grooming is not as complex and time-consuming. It requires less time as compared to other breeds of dogs. Rottweilers are low maintenance, and by following a fixed daily routine, it takes only 10 minutes to groom your precious Rottweiler.
Start with a ‘Once Over’
Before grooming your imported Rottweiler, a good practice is to run your hands over your puppy or adult rottie. Doing so will allow you to feel bumps, bites, ticks, fleas, sort spots, and lumps. Look inside the ears and make sure they are clean. If needed, we recommend Ear Cleaner from NuVet Labs. Look for red or irritated skin patches on the skin.
Caring for Paws, Teeth, and Gums
Check the paws for cuts or unexplained bruises, and torn apart nails. Keep the nails of your Rottweiler short for hygiene. Examine teeth, gums, and tongue of your Rottweiler. Look for anything lodged between his teeth, inflammation of the gums, and buildup of tartar and tooth decay. Identifying these problems are important because they would need you to visit the vet for a treatment.
Skin and Coat Grooming
The coat of your Rottweiler should lay flat and free from dead hair and matting. The skin needs to be free from irritation. Massage the skin to make sure the natural oils within the skin are naturally distributed. When the natural oils are evenly distributed, the coat will appear shiny and healthy.
For the first German Rottweiler grooming session, use a brush with pins and bristles on each side. Use the bristled side and brush the coat gently to flatten out the coat for an even look. Using the bristles on a puppy will make sure that he enjoys feeling of being brushed rather than actual excess hair removal.
For a Rottweiler puppy or a adult Rottie who is familiar with their grooming routine and tools, we recommend you use a slicker brush. Remember to brush in the same direction, follow the hair growth, begin at the head and work your way down towards the tail for an even shiny coat brush.
Treating Rashes and Irritated Skin
An important step in Rottie grooming is to treat rashes, irritated skin, inflammation and itchy skin. If your Rottweiler is shedding hair more than he normally does, it could be a sign of an allergic reaction or vitamin deficiency.
All Natural NuVet vitamins and their dog shampoos are an excellent choice for controlling patchy and irritated skin. Both of these have mild moisturizing qualities, best suited for the sensitive skin of your beloved Rottweiler and will be helpful for their skin in dry winters.
Consult a vet and treat it according to the guidelines provided by your vet if any problems should continue.