Bush and comb out the Wheaten regularly. Comb at least once a week to the skin for both puppy and adult coats, and daily during adolescent to adult coats. Bushing & combing with help remove matters.
Bathe the dog regularly. Wheaten can/should be bathed often. Use only a gentle shampoo (oatmeal shampoo). Cream rinse can make the comb out easier and helps the coat stay cleaner. Keep ears clean, trim nails, Check & clean eyes, and Care for teeth. Discuss this with your vet.
“Proper Grooming is the most important thing that I can stress to a Wheaten owner”
Your first step is to have one of these Professional Slicker Brushes & Comb listed on this page. There are many brushes; you want to ensure you have the right brush for your Wheaten coat.
Practice good Natural Pet Grooming with natural shampoo and oatmeal. Organic shampoos. Remember, a little goes a long way. When it comes to shampooing your dog, too much can harm the dog’s skin. Your pet’s skin glands produce oil that helps keep unhealthy bacteria away. Shampooing strips away the natural beneficial oils in your dog’s skin that are important for a healthy immune system. The harsher the shampoo, the dryer the skin will become, which will cause itching for the dog.
Wheaten will mat, especially as the Wheaten grows out of his adolescent coat and into the adult coat. Starting your puppy earl to be groomed will teach him to sit or stand quietly on the grooming table. Getting your puppy used to bathing at home and brushing will help your groomer. Always make grooming fun.
Natural Treatment for Ears
Some long-haired breeds of dogs grow hair inside their ear canals. For many years, one of the most controversial topics among veterinarians and pet groomers has been plucking this hair from a dog’s ears. New research suggests plucking the ear hair from a dog is both painful and unnecessary to prevent ear infections.
While traditional vets say that a dog’s ear should be plucked and cleaned regularly to keep the ear healthy, veterinarians specializing in dermatological conditions like Dr. Paul B. Bloom - DVM would disagree, arguing that plucking ear hair causes trauma to the ear. This trauma causes inflammation and tiny wounds, which excrete a serum; an inflamed, moist ear is the prime breeding ground for bacteria. However, both agree that routine cleaning is essential for preventing an ear infection.