Saint Bernard Breed Maintenance
Both the smooth and rough coated Saint Bernard are easy types of coats to groom. They do need a comb and brush with a firm bristle brush to cope with the shedding. Bathing is on a needs-only basis, if they have rolled in mud or something that smells not so good. Shampoo may strip the coat of its naturally oily water-resistant properties. It is advisable to use a mild soap that is designed just for dogs. The eyes of this big dog are inclined to water, so around the eyes need special attention to keep them clean and free from irritation. Because of their size, they do need a good daily walk to keep them trim and fit. They can be prone to bloat, so rather than one large meal a day, it is better to have two to three small meals. Other maintenance requirements is a regular check of the ears to ensure they are clean as their floppy ears can get infected if they are not cleaned. Apart from that, brushing time is a great opportunity to check your dog for any cuts, abrasions, or parasites like ticks or fleas. They are easy to groom.