Other Needed Items
Other items that you should have in your grooming arsenal include:
Nail clipper or grinder- We suggest a grinder as this works quickly to file nails down. While they can be a tad noisy, most Poodle adapt quickly and since it really cuts down on the time that it takes to tend to the nails, it is a better choice then clipping.
- Quality canine eye wipes are an essential grooming item to keep tear stains
at bay. The face should be wiped down after every meal. If a Poodle dips his head far into the water dish to drink and facial hairs become wet, the face should also be wiped well.
- Dry cracked paws can be quite a problem for this breed. A good quality paw wax can protect the paws from injury due to walking on hot, cold and rough surfaces. This can also help to repair paws that have been previously damaged.
- Since the Poodle breed in general is prone to dry skin issues, this extends to the nose leather as well. Applying an effective canine nose balm or butter in the summer will protect against the sun and in the winter
it will help to prevent chapping. A thick butter can also heal cracking.