First of all, for the dense and thick hair of the Akita dog, parents should keep combing at least once a day to clean up the dust and dirt on the hair. At the same time, they can properly massage the dog's body during the combing process to promote its blood circulation. Promote the growth of new hair and ensure its healthy and smooth hair. Second, you need to pay attention to grooming your Akita dog. The combing tools selected should include professional combing tools such as scraping brushes, needle brushes, and coarse-tooth combs. When grooming, start from the head of the Akita, followed by the neck, chest, back, sides of the body, limbs, buttocks, and finally the tail. When combing for the first time, you can comb in the direction of the dog's hair first. For hair that is difficult to comb, you can hold the root of the hair with one hand, and then gently comb from the tip of the hair. If the hair is very congested, then the parents can use scissors to trim properly and then perform the second reverse hair combing, and finally comb the hair again.
The Akita is a medium-sized dog. Because it was used for hunting activities in the past, it usually has a large amount of activity, and exercise naturally consumes a lot of calories. Therefore, the daily diet must be adequately nutritious to satisfy the dog. The body needs. About 500 grams of dog meat should be supplied every day, plus the same amount of vegetarian feed, such as oatmeal, vegetarian biscuits and so on. Meat should be cooked first and cut into small pieces, then mixed with cooked vegetarian feed and then fed. The meat must be fresh, and the production process must also pay attention to hygiene. Don't leave the last meal to the next meal to continue feeding. Tableware such as troughs should be cleaned in time and disinfected regularly.
A veterinarian can recommend a special bowl to help with the habit and can set a feeding schedule. It is recommended that you feed your dog about six cups of food twice a day, depending on their size. High grade commercial dog food with meat as the first raw material should also be fed with fresh food. Diced vegetables such as peas, carrots, potatoes and yams, boiled eggs and rice are good fresh food to feed your partner.
Akita dogs should wear a collar and leash at ordinary times, and be held by their owner when going out to prevent wild attacks and attacks on people and other animals. Usually, we should always teach it to develop the habit of following the commands and instructions of the master. In particular, you must be able to understand the owner's orders not to infringe upon people and other animals and prevent it from deviating and causing trouble.
You should pay special attention to your dog's eyes, because Akita is prone to many eye diseases. If you have any white, red or secretions in your eyes, call your veterinarian. This lively dog needs a lot of exercise. You should plan to take Akita for a quick walk or jog every day, or let Akita run in the fenced yard.
The coat of the Akita dog is dense and beautiful. It is necessary to comb the coat every day or every other day, especially after the activities go home, to remove the dirt and dust on the coat in time. It should also be bathed regularly. It can be washed every 2-3 weeks in spring and autumn, and every 3-5 days in summer. When it is cold, use a cloth or dry towel to dry the body immediately after bathing to prevent colds.
Akita dogs are at different ages and have different nutritional needs, so when and what to eat is very important. Let Akita dogs eat suitable dog food at each stage. Eat as little snacks as possible and use them as rewards during training. And don't give people snacks, which are bad for their stomachs. Especially for desserts such as chewing gum, chocolate, ice cream, and cakes, don’t eat them. They are prone to tooth decay, damage to the stomach, and intestines. They also tend to gain weight. Chocolate can even be fatal. When the baby Akita is born, it can only take the mother's milk. When the full moon starts to grow teeth, wean it slowly. Feed it with liquid food, such as canned meat and warm boiled water to make a paste, or dry puppies heated in water. After soft feeding. After two months of age, the puppies can be officially fed. The Akita dog is not small in size and grows quickly. Some nutrition such as calcium powder can be added to the meal, but the premise is to take the amount according to the doctor's instructions and the instructions. Also, change dog food slowly when weaning, don't completely change it all at once, the dog's stomach needs a process of adaptation.
Akita's activities require Akita to be a very avant-garde and energetic dog. It will thrive and reach its best state with plenty of exercise, attention, mental stimulation and fresh air. As a perfect companion for hiking and running, especially in cool or cold weather, this lonely type prefers human company to dog company, because the tendency to dominate may be an obstacle to dog parks.
Although Akita is a clean dog, you should also comb it regularly, and you should brush it at least once a week to prevent Akita from shedding too much. It's enough to brush your teeth gently with a soft brush. Akita doesn't need to take a bath unless they get very dirty because they do most of the beauty themselves. Akita can wash her hair every few months. This beautiful dog loses many times a year. Therefore, Akita is not considered hypoallergenic. Brushing your dog's teeth once a day is always a good idea, but you should ask your veterinary care provider for some tips; they will recommend a toothpaste that is safe for dogs.
Akita can (and prefers) live in the cold weather outside. Provide shelter (like a doghouse), shade and plenty of water for your furry partner outdoors. They like to play and hunt, especially when it snows in winter. Because Akita is big and has a lot of energy, Akita will be hungry soon and often eat too fast.