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.
A Great Dane may experience their first heat anytime between six months and two years of age. Learn how to recognize when she goes into heat, what to expect, and how to handle it.
Merle Great Danes are beautiful animals. They are identified by their unique coat pattern. Merles usually have a lighter coat with darker grey spots or splotches all over. Merle coats are common in more breeds than just Great Danes.
Great Dane ear cropping is a veterinary procedure involving the removal of part or all of the pinnae, or the externally visible flap of the ear, on a dog. Afterward, care involves pinning the ears up in efforts of achieving a pointed appearance.
Using Google search data we compiled a list of states where Great Danes are most popular and the results were quite surprising! Click to learn more about the factors that were used to determine the most and least popular states for Great Danes.
According to a study sponsored by the National Canine Cancer Foundation, one in three dogs will develop some type of cancer during their lifetime. Great Danes are sadly considered a high-risk breed when it comes to canine cancer.
Fortunately, dog’s chances of surviving canine cancer are increased if the disease is caught early.
Some pet parents are trading in old-fashioned dry kibble for what they feel is a more natural dog diet. This popular, though sometimes controversial diet is known as a “raw diet” or BARF. Developed by an Australian veterinarian named Ian Billinghurst, BARF stands for both Bones and Raw Food and Biologically Appropriate Food.