Tips On How to groom a yorkie
Are you having a hard time grooming your Yorkie? Read more and you will find simple tips to make it easier and fun. Grooming will never be the same again!
Having a Yorkie Terrier is fun! I love grooming my dog especially taking good care of her fur. It is a time well spent for me and my Yorkie. Grooming her myself is actually a bonding moment for us.
Grooming your Yorkie is essential to her health. Constant grooming helps also in early detection of probable health problems. At least, you can act on it immediately before it worsens. But, how to groom a Yorkie?
Let us make time and have fun. Here are some tips on how to groom a Yorkie!
1. Taking Good Care of the Fur
Just like us, our Yorkie’s fur needs the same care. They also need regular bath, brush, and cut. But if you are as artistic and playful like me, I tend to do more!
Brushing is where the fun is. However, you need to dump the fur a little bit before doing it. It will make the fur easier to manage so it will not give pain to the dog. It will also avoid a lot of tangles and breakage.
Brushing your Yorkie is just like giving a gentle massage to your dog. Do this routine daily. My dog falls asleep during my brushing so it gives me time to put ribbons on her.
Is your dog hyperactive? How often does she get dirty? Well depending on how dirty she gets, you can give her a bath once or twice a week. Applying shampoo and conditioner to her fur will help maintain its shiny look.
Remember not to share your shampoo to your Yorkie. Dogs and humans have different ph level.
trimming the fur
2. Clipping the Nails
Keep your dog’s nails short enough to keep her from harm.
Do not cut into the quick when trimming your Yorkie’s nails. If you do not know how to clip dog nails, better seek help from experts.
Use the best dog nail clippers. It will help you trim nails easily if it is sharp and comfy. If you accidentally cut the quick, apply Chap Stick to keep it from bleeding.
It would be easy to trim the nails after a bath since the nails are soft.
3. Cleaning the ears and teeth
I do check the ears every now and then to detect infection. Regular cleaning keeps your dog’s ears healthy. Use a cotton swab and ear cleaning solution to do this. Be sure not to poke down the ear canal. It may destroy the eardrum.
Like us, we need to brush our dog’s teeth. It prevents gum disease and maintains our Yorkie’s clean teeth and fresh breath.
If you make this grooming a routine, your Yorkie will get used to it. It will become a comfortable bonding moment for you and your dog, making it fun to look forward to!