Taking care of a Great Dane
Great Danes require minimal grooming. For shedding and upkeep of fur, brushing once or twice a week is recommended.
They may suffer from dry skin or sensitivity so bathing too frequently is not recommended. Bathing once a month with appropriate dog shampoo should suffice.
For an adult Great Dane, a daily 30 to 60 minutes of exercise can be optimal. Puppies and adolescents require more exercise at about 90 minutes of daily exercise.
This can include a walk or a play in a large yard, however, a daily walk is best as it also stimulates their other senses and allows them to use their keen sniffing skills. Ensure you do not over exercise Great Danes when they’re young as their bones are still growing and this could lead to overexertion or health issues when they are older.
Food designed for larger dogs can be a good option for this breed. The amount you feed will depend on the size of the dog and the type of food. You could feed your Great Dane kibble or meat depending on their nutritional needs. Consult a vet and determine the right diet for your dog.
They are a large breed that are prone to bloat – a life-threatening condition that results from eating too much or too quickly. Feeding more than once a day mitigates this risk as the amount of food is smaller and they are less likely to scoff it too quickly.