Most Great Danes begin losing their puppy teeth around the age of 4 months. Don’t be alarmed if yours starts the process a little bit sooner or later as it’s not an exact science! From start to stop, it usually takes a month or two to lose all 28 puppy teeth.
This article marks the first installment of a series that we’re doing on traveling with Great Danes. Whether it be by car, plane, train, or boat we love our Danes and want to bring them with us everywhere! Kicking off the series will start with the most common way to travel with your Great Dane – by car.
While running with your Great Dane may be an excellent way to exercise together there a few precautions you will want to consider. Age, distance, running frequency, weather, and leash competency are just a few!
Hiking is a great way for you and your Great Dane to stay in shape and enjoy the wonderful outdoors. Before you jump right into the car and head for the trail, take a few minutes to review the tips below to make sure your hikes are both enjoyable and safe!
Happy Tail Syndrome often affects larger dog breeds who also have thin coats, such as Great Danes. Luckily, there is an easy way to treat it when it does occur!
These gentle giants may spend the majority of their day sleeping, but in between zoomies it’s a good idea to have some Dane-friendly toys ready. Regardless of whether or not your Great Dane is a big chewer, they have very strong teeth and jaws that can quickly destroy the average dog toy.
Hopefully you’re brushing your own teeth several times a day to keep them healthy and clean, but what about your Great Dane’s teeth?! Research shows that good oral hygiene is incredibly important for dogs, but it is often neglected. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 80 percent of dogs show signs of oral disease by age 3.
Would you recommend a Great Dane for someone living in an apartment? Even though they are laid-back and adorably cute, many assume that the answer is no. While their size may say otherwise, Great Danes are actually one of the best dog breeds for apartment living.
This might just be the simplest answer to all common Great Dane questions. Yes, like all dogs Great Danes shed! The good news is that Great Danes have a short-haired coat that is easy to maintain. An occasional bath and quick weekly brushing will go a long way in reducing shedding. Keeping your residence clean, and your Great Dane’s coat healthy!
Events such as Independence Day and New Year’s Eve can be particularly stressful for your Great Dane due to fireworks. Sadly, July 5th is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters in the US. Click to learn what you can do to help your Great Dane deal with fireworks.