The Spinone Italiano has a muscular, robust body that enables it to work on almost any terrain all day long. This powerful build contrasts with a soft, almost human expression, and gentle eyes.
Lifespan: 10–15 yr
Height: 22–27 in
Weight: 52–96 lb
Spinoni Italiani don't blow their coats twice a year like breeds with thick undercoats. But they do shed. To keep shedding under control, brush regularly to remove loose hair. You should also trim your dog's nails regularly to keep them at a short, tidy length. Nails that get too long can cause discomfort or lead to problems walking. Finally, maintaining good dental hygiene is essential for any dog's long-term health. In addition to scheduling professional dental cleanings, establish an at-home care routine that includes regular (ideally daily) teeth brushing.
Spinoni are more prone than other breeds to bloat (also known as twisted stomach). To help prevent bloat, break your dog's food up into several meals a day, and use a specially designed food bowl to slow their eating. Also, avoid feeding your Spinone Italiano immediately before or after any vigorous activity. These are just a few ways you can help prevent this life-threatening condition. Ask your veterinarian about other methods, including surgical options, for preventing bloat.
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Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.