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The Chihuahua Dog And Grooming Practices

Aug 7, 2008
The Chihuahua is a very beautiful miniature breed dog. The history of this breed points to the fact that this dog was a long while ago bred specifically for the Aztec royalty. Today, though expensive, it is the favorite pet choice of millions of people from all walks of life all across the globe.

Grooming your Chihuahua mostly involves brushing and bathing which needs to be done at regular intervals every two to three months. You will also need to pay attention to its eyes, which tend to water creating tear signs on the face, and its nails that need regular clipping

Clipping the nails could be the trickiest part of grooming your Chihuahua. They are very frisky and normally hate to sit still which is absolutely required when the nails are clipped. This is a moderately challenging task, which will require your utmost patience and a certain degree of skill in order to do a good job.

You would also need to have a special grooming box - something like a first aid box - with the following implements: rubber slicker, a quiet blow drier, a soft bristle brush, nail clippers, cotton balls, saline solution, grooming glove, medium toothed comb, dog shampoo and soap, betadine ointment and scrub and a pair of scissors.

You will find all these items available at pet shops or a vet clinic. Ensure that you know how to use all of these implements before you try them out on the dog. Leave nail clipping to the vet if you are not comfortable with it.

The most common method of
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Sandra Dean is an avid lover of the Chihuahua and owns a popular website where you'll discover how to have a happy, healthy and well behaved Chihuahua. Among other topics there, you will find out more about Chihuahua Grooming plus a whole lot more.
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