Rat Pinscher Breed Maintenance
Maintaining the Rat Pinscher's coat is easy because it is so short and sleek. Dirt and debris do not adhere well to the hair and is easily removed with a bristle brush or a pet wipe. The Rat Pinscher is not a hypoallergenic dog but is considered a moderate shedder. Owners should only bathe their Rat Pinscher when necessary because this breed has sensitive skin and may develop atopic dermatitis as its natural oils are stripped from the skin. The Rat Pinscher may have poor dentition from birth and requires weekly teeth brushing. Three times a week is ideal, and owners can provide their Rat Pinscher's with hard rubberized toys to help with plaque and tartar build-up.
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