Longhaired Whippet Breed Maintenance
The Longhaired Whippet is remarkably easy to maintain, with the long silky hair only requiring a good brushing once a week. Elegant and graceful, this dog shouldn't be bathed often to protect the natural oils in the coat which make it easy to maintain. A very mild and gentle dog shampoo should be used whenever you do bathe this dog. Usual maintenance issues such as nail trimming, teeth brushing and checking their ears for signs of infection all apply. But caution should be used with worming drugs as this breed carries a recessive genetic mutation in the MDR1 gene, which can make them sensitive to certain drugs. Your veterinarian can check this by a simple cheek swab tissue test and can advise what is best for your dog.
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