With a short haired Chihuahua, it is quite simple. From time to time, brush it with a glove, a slicker brush or a soft bristle brush. We recommend brushing once a week in order to detect the presence of ticks or fleas.
Bathe your Chihuahua as often as necessary. Once a month is enough if it doesn’t get dirty a lot and if he doesn’t smell too bad. If it gets dirty often or he feels, then you can bathe him every week or every two weeks. Here are some tips for bathing your Chihuahua:
– Pay attention to the temperature of the water and use warm water.
-Start the shampoo by around his neck and then then down her body. a towel.
– Make sure you do not put soapy water in his eyes and ears.
The rinsing is important: take time to well do it thoroughly to avoid itching and dryness of the skin.
These two areas are important to check because they can easily become infected. The ears should not feel bad, if you used to feel your dog to this place you will feel immediately when there is a funny smell. Look if there is no deposit of fat or pus. To clean his ears, use a special product that found among veterinarians or pet stores. Soak a piece of cotton with this product and clean inside his ear. Do not put too much product either because the inside of his ear should stay dry.Make sure not to go too deep into the ear canal. To clean his eyes, take a piece of cotton slightly wet with water and remove the deposits and small droppings. In case of infection of the ears or eyes, consult a vet.
We must cut the claws of your Chihuahua regularly because they grow as our own nails. Do not do or let them grow will be unpleasant for you and your dog. To cut, use small scissors or a special Cup-claws for dogs.Be sure to cut only the tip of its claws to avoid cutting his vein.