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Tips for maintaining the Rhodesian Ridgeback


Once the optimal keeping conditions for a Rhodesian Ridgeback have been created, its care is no more difficult than that of other dog breeds. You should pay attention to these things. Rhodesian Ridgeback: A beautiful, easy-care dog - Image: Shutterstock / Zuzule

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is large, strong and has a short fur. In addition to grooming his coat, you should regularly check the animal's teeth, ears, eyes and claws.

How to groom the fur of the Rhodesian Ridgeback

With its short coat without undercoat, the Ridgeback is fairly straightforward to care for. The four-legged friend has little hair - only when changing the fur, as with all dogs, can it get a little more. Brush it regularly during this time to support it.

But even when he is not changing his hair, the dog is happy about a little massage with a nice brush in between. This not only stimulates the blood circulation in the skin, but also removes dead skin cells.

Check eyes and ears regularly

The dog's eyes should always look clear and unclouded. If you have watery eyes, redness, or injuries, you should see a veterinarian. The dog's big ears should also be checked regularly for a healthy appearance. Pay attention to changes or soiling. It is best to carefully clean the latter with a damp paper towel, but never penetrate the ear canal.

If your pet is sensitive to touch or has an ear injury, you should see a veterinarian with them to have the sensitive hearing aid checked.

Teeth and claws of the Rhodesian Ridgeback

The teeth of the Rhodesian Ridgeback should be examined from time to time for changes such as tartar, redness or injuries to the gums. Visit a veterinarian if you notice something, just as if your dog suddenly doesn't eat as well as usual. Special tooth cleaning snacks and chewing bones help prevent tooth problems.

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In order to keep your pet's claws healthy and short, it is usually sufficient to take them on asphalt for a walk. If the claws are still too long, you can have the vet show you how to cut or file them. As with any other dog, you should also focus on a healthy diet, regular visits to the vet and a species-appropriate, well-thought-out attitude.