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Vet Minute: The Importance of Dental and Skin Care for Breeding Stud Dogs

How do you take care of a male dog used for breeding? In this Vet Minute, Dr. Marty Greer discusses why healthy teeth and skin are especially important for a breeding male dog.

Dental and Skin Care for Stud Dogs How Do You Prepare a Male Dog for Stud?

Why is dental and skincare so important for a breeding male dog? Proper dental health can help prevent periodontal disease, which can impact the dog’s heart. A strong heart is crucial for the overall health of your dog, especially a breeding male.

When it comes to skincare, if his skin is healthy, he will feel better and perform better. Make sure your males are clear of dermatitis, mange, hot spots, acne, and other skin problems. It's essential to manage any bacterial skin infections, ringworm, yeast, pyoderma, or bacterial dermatitis with appropriate shampoos and treatments. Ensuring your stud dog is free of parasites like mange mites and fleas is crucial to prevent transmission to the female during breeding. Look for small black specks, which may be a sign of fleas, and use flea preventatives if necessary.

Before breeding, schedule a spa day for your male and perform a comprehensive routine physical exam. This will ensure he is healthy both on the outside and inside. For more information or if you have other stud dog and breeding questions, visit K9reproduction.com.


The Importance of Dental and Skin Care for Breeding Stud Dogs
The Importance of Dental and Skin Care for Breeding Stud Dogs

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