Care for Alaskan Malamute: specialist advice
Care for Alaskan Malamute has features to consider. And a lot depends on where the dog lives: in the country or in a city apartment.
An important part of caring for Alaskan Malamute is proper hair care.
If Alaskan Malamute lives in a house, wool will not require special care. These dogs themselves are able to put their "fur coat" in order, it is enough to comb them three times a week.
However, during molting (2 times a year, in spring and autumn), the wool must be combed thoroughly every day. Otherwise, the dog will “grow” with tangles, and the apartment will resemble a wool processing factory.
Malamute sheds very intensively, they have a lot of wool. For cleaning, it is better to use a vacuum cleaner.
Wash Malamutes only if necessary. They are quite clean and almost do not smell.
After bathing, malamute must be wiped with a towel and dried with a hairdryer.
Alaskan Malamute does not tolerate heat well, so it is better for them not to be in the sun in the summer, so as not to receive heat stroke. But you can’t cut these dogs.
In hot weather, physical activity is contraindicated for malamute - the dog's body may not be able to cope with them. However, do not forget that Malamute is a resident of the North and in the heat shows a hot interest in swimming.
Hygienic care for Alaskan Malamute is also important.
Inspect the dog’s claws regularly and, if necessary (usually 1 time per month), trim them with a special claw cutter.
Wipe your eyes once a week.
About 1 time per month, you need to clean your ears.
Teeth should be cleaned with special toothpaste 3-4 times a week. The paste is applied to a brush or gauze. The teeth are cleaned in a circular motion.
Alaskan Malamutes are fairly healthy dogs, but they may develop allergies, so choose food carefully. It must be of high quality.
Proper care of Alaskan Malamute is unthinkable without a well-organized walking. Walking should be long and intense. You will have to walk with malamute for at least 2 hours every day. However, 2 hours is only a vital minimum, and the more time he spends on the street, the better. Run with a dog or take a bike ride with you. It is advisable to teach the pet to carry different objects.
Alaskan Malamute is an active, energetic dog, poorly adapted for housing. And when he breaks free from "imprisonment", he will spend excess energy on chasing cats or digging huge pits. Much more comfortable these dogs feel in a country house. But make sure that the Malamute does not undermine and does not run away in search of adventure.