Papillon Breed Maintenance
The Papillon sheds seasonally and needs to be brushed daily to prevent mats and tangles. You can use any kind of brush for long-haired dogs and a metal comb, but you should use your fingers to gently separate any mats you find. Your Papillon does not need to be bathed unless she gets dirty since they are clean dogs with a low smell level and they do their own grooming regularly. Because of their large ears, they are prone to ear infections such as otitis media so you should check your dog’s ears regularly. In addition, their nails should be trimmed on a regular basis. If you have difficulty trimming your dog’s nails, you can take her to a groomer or your veterinary care provider who will be happy to do it for you. It is a good idea to brush your dog’s teeth daily to keep them clean and prevent halitosis, which Papillons are susceptible to. You should feed your Papillon a high-quality dog food recommended for her breed, age, and size.