The French Bulldog is an excellent companion for protection, a funny and loyal friend, in which fighting qualities are clearly manifested at the moment of protecting the owner. If you decide to get a dog of this breed, you must first familiarize yourself with the rules of caring for it.
It is necessary
- - massage brush;
- - shampoo for dogs or baby soap;
- - rubber mat;
- - towel;
- - cotton swabs;
- - napkin;
- - nail clipper.
From the very first days of your stay with your French Bulldog, you need to accustom him to combing, cleaning eyes and ears, trimming nails, and other hygiene procedures. The coat of this breed of dogs practically does not shed, does not have a specific smell, does not remain on upholstered furniture and clothes. But she needs regular brushing, especially when the puppy down is replaced by a normal coat.
Brush your dog when he is calm. Feed him, praise him, French Bulldogs love it. The brush should be purchased from pet stores and should not injure the skin or hair. A massage brush is best suited for this purpose. Brush your bulldog daily, start from the head, then go over the body, not excluding the tail and sides.
French Bulldogs, by nature, love water, but they hate it when they don't want to. Therefore, it is recommended to carefully and gradually accustom the puppy to bathing, try not to frighten, so that the washing procedure does not cause unpleasant associations in him in the future. It is not recommended to bathe French Bulldog puppies under one year old. If the dog is healthy, the hair will be cleaned thanks to the massage brush. A dull coat indicates that you are feeding your dog incorrectly or that it is unhealthy.
When bathing, put a rubber mat on the bottom of the tub, put a bulldog on it, let the dog look around. Then open the tap with water, adjust the water temperature (37-38 degrees), dampen the wool, apply shampoo and lather, rinse. You can use baby soap to bathe your pet. The head is washed last, the shampoo should not get into the ears and eyes. Dry the dog with a towel, let it shake.
Cleaning the ears of a French Bulldog is enough once every two weeks, sulfur and dirt can cause inflammation of the ear canals. It is very convenient to use ordinary cotton swabs or cotton swabs for these purposes. If you get an unpleasant odor from the ears, discharge of dark sulfur, you should contact your veterinarian. Do not use any drops without the advice of a doctor, do not self-medicate.
The eyes of the French Bulldog are one of the indicators of health. In a healthy dog, they are always shiny, clean and properly open. If tears or pus come out of the eyes, the pupils become cloudy, or the whites turn red, take the dog's temperature and see a doctor. Eye care is reduced to daily rubbing with a napkin dipped in clean water.
An integral part of a French Bulldog's toilet is nail care. Keep track of their length at all times. Inside the claws are nerve endings and blood vessels, these parts are very sensitive. It is only necessary to cut off the outer part, covered with a membrane of keratinized cells, this will not cause much concern to the pet. Use special clippers or nail clippers to shorten your nails. Remember that too long claws interfere with your pet's walking, as a result of which the joints are deformed, and the movement becomes stiff.