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Belgian Tervuren is one among the four kinds of the Belgian herder dog. The Terv is long-haired like the Belgian sheepdog but fashions a blackened fawn or red-colored coat unlike the black coat of the sheepdog. The Belgian Tervuren's abundant coat of fur can make grooming efforts quite challenging, but not if you educate and prepare yourself for the exercise beforehand.
How to groom a Belgian Tervuren
Belgian Tervuren follows two shedding cycles – Spring and Fall. If you want to
bath your Belgian Terv dog, you need first to apply a specialized shampoo to
loosen its undercoat. Once this has been done, you can use a shed treatment
formula and then use a brush to rake out loose fur. Using these products will
help you clean its fur effectively and cut down on your brushing time.
Additionally, your dog will experience less skin irritation and hot spots when
you make this into a routine. Try to shampoo your Belgian Tervuren between
shedding cycles, as its coat can gather dirt and grime in the interval period.
not necessary to bathe your Terv dog during winter. Simply wet cloth and brush
it against your dog's coat. Doing so will keep the Terv’s coat moisturized and
will need to clean out any dirt accumulated inside your Belgian Terv’s ear on a
monthly basis unless your Terv is suffering from any ear problems. If that’s
the case, you may have to clean it more regularly.
could use eyewash to clean your Tervuren's eyes from allergens. Check your Terv
dog’s eyes every time it comes back from a period of sustained play outdoors.
Foreign objects may enter your pet’s eyes which will need to be cleaned out, so
your pet Terv can see clearly.
Tervurens can suffer from cracked paws. Apply paw balms onto your Belgian
Tervuren's paws from time to time; top keep its paws soft and supple.
Terv dog can sustain injuries on its explorations outside. Keep antiseptic
creams and healing lotions handy to treat your Tervuren's cuts and scratches
sustained from hunts and play.
Take your Terv to the vet
you can do most of your grooming for your Belgian Tervuren dog, there are some
things which can only be done by a professional. The Belgian herder breed is
extremely susceptible to flea and tick infestation. Take it to a vet and
arrange for safeguards against flea and tick bites and infestations.
Belgian Tervuren dogs are
most happy when running wild and free. Pest infestations could prevent them
from enjoying their time outdoors. Prevent such a situation from cropping up by
taking your Terv dog for routine vet checkups.