Italian Greyhound Breed Maintenance
One benefit of ownership of the Italian Greyhound is the fact that they do not shed much. Regular bathing is not required; regular brushing is not necessary either. Because Italian Greyhounds have a tendency to develop periodontal disease, it is imperative to brush their teeth two or three times a week; daily brushing is best for preventing gum disease. Their nails should be trimmed at least once a month; a good rule of thumb is if you hear their nails clicking on the floor, it is time to trim the nails. Check his ears weekly for strange odors or redness. Clean the outer ear with a cotton ball dipped in a gentle cleaner. It is best to begin a grooming routine when your Italian Greyhound is a puppy so that he is accustomed to it. Weekly checks for rashes, sores, or redness can help you catch possible infections in their early stages.