Shar-Pei Pitbull Terrier Breed Maintenance
Your Shar-Pei Pitbull Terrier hybrid falls into the low maintenance category, with a low to moderate amount of shedding being possible, especially during the normal shedding seasons. His coat is not considered hypoallergenic and will need to be brushed weekly except during those periods of normal seasonal shedding, which will likely require daily brushing to remove debris and loose hair. Frequent vacuuming should also be expected during these seasonal shedding periods. He is consider low in the drooling category and low to moderate in the smell category, as he needs special attention given regularly to wiping/drying the folds in the wrinkles to prevent fungal infections. He is prone to ear infections, making weekly ear checks vital, cleaning them as needed using a cotton ball and approved canine ear wash, to maintain good ear health. As with all canines, dental health is important, too. He will need to have his teeth brushed at home two or three times a week to prevent development of periodontal disease and the tooth loss which is known to accompany it.
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