Silken Windhound Breed Maintenance
The Silken Windhound has an elegance that does require grooming several times a week. The soft, silky texture of his coat can easily tangle, creating knots and matting if not taken care of quickly. He can be groomed using a slicker brush or a pin brush along with a steel comb. He will also need to be bathed every eight to twelve weeks with a mild shampoo or a baby shampoo. If there is excessive tangling in the hair behind his ears, sprinkle baking soda behind his ears. It keeps excessively tangles from forming. His ears should be cleaned weekly to prevent infection. The Silken Windhound does not generally like his nails trimmed. It is important to maintain a set schedule for nail trimming so he becomes used to them being trimmed. If trimming stresses him too much, a nail grinder can be used. Routine dental care should also be adhered to in order to keep his gums and teeth healthy.