All dogs need to be brushed. Brushing helps the skin as well as the hair stay healthy. Have your puppy get used to a daily brushing by simply petting her each day. Start at the top of her head and do short brush strokes with your hand all the way to the tip of her toes and tail. As she gets used to this motion and feel you can add the comb or brush recommended by your breeder or veterinarian. Daily brushing will alert you to any foreign substances on your dog – fleas, ticks, abnormal growths, scabs, or lumps that should be taken care of immediately.
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