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BODY COAT (SKIN) AND WASHING:
Body Coat (Skin):
The skin is the anatomical and physiological barrier between the dog's body  and the environment. It protects the dog from physical trauma, chemical insult and microbiological injuries. The skin is the mirror of the dog's body.
          It is desirable to have a good coat on the body of the dog. A shining glossy body coat is the beauty of dog. The puppy coat is soft and sometimes wooly in appearance. Puppies generally shed their coats when they are 9 to 10 months of age. As a rule, those born in winter may shed their coats in the following spring . Even the color of the coat may be changed. As for instance, a Yolkshire terrier may be born with black and tan coat, and subsequently the coat may turn to dark blue or silver. Adult dog usually changes its coat once a year. White dogs may become  a part of annoyance and nuisance in the house while  they shed their coats. The colour of the hair create problem when these fall on the carpet, chairs, clothes and floors.

In order to minimize the trouble the dog should be well groomed at the time of sheding.
Brushing or grooming is a must for dogs because it gives the dog a sense of well being.
WASHING:
All dogs should be washed to keep the skin coat clean, to remove the dogy odour and to avoid skin problems. Dog should be washed once or twice in a week in summer and on every two weeks or three weeks in winter. the water should be lukewarm (about 85º F). The dog should be taken in the bowel or bath and water should be poured on the body until the  coat is wet. Soap, preferably sulphur containing soap, should be used. Human soap conatining carbolic acid should be avoided.

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