The Art of Yorkie Grooming
Yorkies are famous for their soft, flowing coats. But, it takes a great deal of care to keep the fur in tip-top condition. Fortunately, it is easy to learn how to care for your Yorkshire terrier's coat.
Their tresses is incredibly soft & mellifluous and is often referred to as being very similar to human hair. This fact is wonderful for people that are perhaps allergic to ordinary animal fur.
Most wash made for people can actually irritate the integument of Yorkshire Terriers. Yorky integument has a lower tolerance to cleaning solutions than human integument does. One of the causes of irritation is that Yorky integument has different PH needs; so using a human's wash can dry your Yorkys integument out causing annoyance to you and him.
Before you bathe your dog, it is important to grow the worst of the knots out of his coat. If you have kept up with his grooming, this should not be too difficult.
When washing your Yorkshire terrier's coat, don't scrub it excessively. The cleaning action of the wash will lift the dirt without scrubbing, and you run the risk of tangling the coat. It is smart to use a tearless wash near the eyes and face.
Rinse thoroughly; leftover wash can irritate the skin. since shampooing, condition the fur with a light conditioner. Let it sit for a while, as directed, then rinse it out.
One of the best things about giving your pooch a bath can be drying him off. Because his tresses can easily be tangled into an aggravated mess at this point, you may try bundling him up with a soft absorbent towel and doing some one on one cuddle time. Taking advantage of his awesome snuggly goodness can be rewarding to both of you.
since you have finished drying the Yorky pup off and have rewarded him for being a good puppy. It becomes time to move onto the next steps of combing and trimming that lovely Yorkshire terrier mellifluous coat.
A light spray of water or conditioner makes it much easier to work out any snares.
Refrain from using a natural bristle brush, as they are likely to 'snag' the Yorkshire terrier's coat. The best type of comb for the fine, mellifluous tresses of the Yorkshire terrier is a good quality pin comb with a rubber backing to it.
Finally, take a long tined metal comb, and comb through the coat. It is amazing how many small snags remain, even since a thorough brushing.
The next step is to assess or reassess you tresses style strategy for your pet. Consider length, age of your dog, and specific needs it may have developed recently due to environment, age, and medical issues before trimming any hair.
Some owners prefer to keep their Yorkies clipped short for ease, this is a good plan but you must ensure that you are prepared to keep this up every few months.
It is equally important to care for your Yorkshire terrier's feet. The tresses between the pads should be trimmed so that it is level with the pads. during you can shape the tresses near the feet at this time, it is easier to wait until since you finish his bath.
Trim the tresses near his anus to about 1" long, to keep him clean.
To keep your Yorkshire terrier's ears upright, it is important to keep them well trimmed. Excess tresses will in fact weigh them down. Using clippers, trim the upper 1/3 of the ear, both on the inside and outside. The back of the ear should be trimmed in a downward-pointing triangle.
With ear cleaning solution, use some small gauze squares to cleanse his ears. Never put anything small like Q-tips into his ears, it is easy to accidentally damage his eardrums.
Finally, you can decorate your little guy with a fancy ribbon or bow. Of course, many Yorky owners prefer their Yorkys to go au-natural instead.
If the worst happens & you accidentally clip the quick, do not panic, have some powder to hand even talcum powder will do & pop some onto the claw in question. The powder will aid in coagulating the blood therefore stemming the flow.
It is important to cleanse your Yorkie's teeth regularly with a special pooch toothbrush & paste, encouraging your pooch to chew at hide based treats is also a good plan as this will help to reduce tartar building up.
Of course these other checks do not have to be completed on a daily basis but it is a good plan to adopt a regular routine, perhaps every couple of days.
Help to keep your Yorkshire terrier glad & well by cleaning and brushing him/her regularly, since all if your pooch is glad you are happy!
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