Archive for the Grooming Category

How To Trim Your Chihuahua’s Nails

Like most small dogs, Chihuahuas aren’t too keen on getting their nails trimmed. Many will run and hide in their crate or bed when they first spot the dreaded nail clippers. Trying to play hide-and-seek with your Chihuahua is difficult enough, let alone actually clipping their nails. Some chihuahuas will pull away, while others yelp […]

Dealing with a Shedding Chihuahua

Whether your Chihuahua is a deer head or apple head, long coat or smooth coat, he’s going to shed. With the exception of certain hairless breeds like the Xoloitzcuintli or Chinese Crested, all dogs shed. It’s a natural and ongoing process that’s actual beneficial for our canine companions. As an owner, though, you may have […]

How To Clean and Bathe a Chihuahua

One of the most important grooming routines for a Chihuahua is bathing. Whether you own a long-coat or smooth-coat variety, all Chihuahuas must be bathed to prevent build-ups of dirt and to keep their fur free of any tangles. Unfortunately, many owners allow their Chihuahuas to go un-bathed for long periods of time, making the […]

Chihuahua Dental Care and Oral Hygiene 101

Chihuahuas are known for having relatively few health problems compared to other dog breeds. Like most small dogs, though, Chihuahuas tend to have oral problems that can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, tooth loss and even stroke. One of the reasons for this is simply due to their small mouths, which generally force teeth […]

Chihuahua Flea Treatment and Prevention

If you see a flea on your Chihuahua, it’s important to take immediate action to treat and prevent them from coming back. Although they are most commonly found in parts of Europe, Asia and Africa, dog and cat fleas can still be found year-round in warmer regions of the U.S. The problem is that many […]

How To Brush a Chihuahua’s Coat

Whether you like it or not, your Chihuahua is bound to shed some of their hair inside your home. Naturally, long-haired Chihuahuas are more prone to shedding than their smooth-coat counterpart, but the fact is that BOTH types will shed. The most effective method for dealing with excess hair is to frequently brush your Chihuahua’s […]