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How To Clean and Bathe a Chihuahua Puppy The Right Way
All Chihuahuas must be bathed to prevent build-ups of dirt and to keep their fur free of any tangles, according to many healthcare specialist. If you wonder what is the best way is to clean them, this article and video at the end will walk you through the steps to bathing a Chihuahua.
While bathing is an very important for the health of your Chihuahua, you should avoid over-doing it. It is very common for many owners to bathe their puppies a few times a week, which can easily dry out their skin.
So, how often are you supposed to bathe them?
Experts suggest to bathe them around once every 2-3 weeks, as this should keep them clean without drying out their skin. However, It really depends on a few other factors, such as their level of outdoor activity, the type of shampoo you use, if they are long-coat or smooth and how clean the air is inside your home.
Ready to bathe your Chihuahua? This is what you'll need
Before you can give your Chihuahua a proper bath that he deserves, you'll first need to buy a few supplies.
- Premium dog-formulated shampoo (do not use people shampoo, as it can be too harsh for their delicate skin)
- Wash cloth
- Dry Towel
- Pitcher or large bowl
- Some treats
Steps To Bathing a Chihuahua
To make the bathing process easier and less messy, give your Chihuahua's coat a good brushing to remove any excess fur. Brushing them beforehand will catch any loose fur on their body that would otherwise end up in your bathtub or sink.
There's really no one specific way to bathe a Chihuahua. Some owners prefer doing it in a large sink, while others prefer to do it in the bathtub or tin bucket. As long as you don't get backaches from bending over, then it's usually best just to bathe them in the bathtub. It has a readily available water source, towels, and it's easy to clean up. With the tub stopper removed, turn the water and wait for it to reach a comfortable, luke-warm temperature that isn't going to freeze or scald your Chihuahua.
Just remember to try and make them as comfortable and relaxed as possible. If they are nervous or anxious of getting bathed, try petting and talking to them to calm them down. Typically, this type of behavior goes away once they get into a routine with consistent bathing at certain times of the month.
With your Chihuahua in the bathtub, follow these steps to clean properly clean them:
- Fill a pitcher or bowl up with luke-warm water and gently pour it over their body while holding shielding their head with your free hand.
- Read the directions on the label of your dog shampoo to see exactly how much needs to be used. Because of their small size, Chihuahuas usually only need a very small amount of shampoo.
- Lather the shampoo into their fur coat using either your hands or a wash cloth. Remember, it can easily cause pain and discomfort if it gets into their eyes, so keep their head shielding during the process.
- Allow the shampoo to sit for a couple minutes to help freshen their coat.
- Fill the pitcher back up with more water and pour it over their body to rinse out the shampoo. As the water pours over their body, run their coat with your hands to help work out the shampoo. Repeat this step until the water comes out clear and shampoo-free.
- Now that your Chihuahua is fresh and clean, take them out of the tub and wrap them up in a dry towel. Gently rub the towel against their body to speed up the drying process.
- Since your Chihuahua did such a good job at bath time, give them a treat followed by lots of petting and praise.
For a detailed step-by-step video on how to wash your Chihuahua, you can watch the video bellow:
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7 ways to keep your house clean during the pandemic
Now hygiene in the apartment needs to be monitored more carefully than ever. Especially if the family has children, allergies and people of age, and pets still live at home. But you can once again stretch your legs and not grow to the sofa!
This is what Bemorepanda suggest you!
1. Use natural remedies
Cleaning products must be chosen meticulously, even if you do not have allergies or hypersensitive skin. Chemicals in detergents can be harmful to the health of all. Try not to use products that contain these compounds:
- Polyphosphates They can disrupt the barrier functions of the skin, cause allergies and damage to the respiratory tract. They pollute the environment, falling into nature with sewage water.
- Chlorine. Very volatile and toxic, accumulates in the tissues of the body and can cause various health problems.
- Ammonia. May cause mucosal burns and respiratory problems. Often found in window cleaning products.
- Artificial Flavors. May irritate the airways and cause headaches, especially for allergy sufferers. It is better to buy fragrance-free detergents.
In order not to bring home dangerous cleaners, try to take organic products or household chemicals marked "for children." In addition, do not forget about traditional remedies: for example, vinegar removes spots well, soda copes with scale, essential oils aromatize the air. Use good microfiber brushes and rags that wash everything with little or no household cleaning.
2. Vacuum furniture
Dust is not only what you see on the surface of shelves and tables. Dust particles eat into furniture upholstery and textiles and stand in an invisible cloud every time you sit on a sofa. This can cause respiratory irritation, coughing, asthma, or allergies. To breathe clean air, regularly vacuum upholstered chairs, sofas, and upholstered chairs. Remember to clean the mattress every few months. In the period when all the homework all day in the apartment, it is better to vacuum upholstered furniture once a week. Especially if you have furry pets who love to wallow with you on the couch.
3.Change bedding often
Bed linen should be washed at least once every 10 days. If you sweat in a dream, then more often, about once a week, since a moist environment promotes the growth of bacteria. Now there will be even more unpleasant, but truthful information. At night, our body goes through cell renewal processes. This means that the old epithelium is actively dying off, giving way to new skin integuments. The skin particles have nowhere to go except to stay on sheets and blankets.
4. Wash the bathroom thoroughly.
Bathroom is a place with high humidity. In such an environment, fungus and mold quickly multiply, which can be dangerous for allergy sufferers and people with weak immunity. Pay particular attention to the seams at the joints between the tiles: mold often accumulates in them.
5. Clean your refrigerator and kitchen shelves regularly.
Even if you are attentive to the issue of food storage, from time to time it happens to forget a rotten apple in a fruit box or not to notice how open cottage cheese has deteriorated. Bacteria, mold, fungi are frequent inhabitants of any places where food is stored. They can cause food poisoning, an upset stomach, or an allergic reaction.
6. Ventilate the apartment
When all family members spend most of their time at home, it is especially important to often air the rooms. The fact is that if many people breathe in a confined space, CO2 levels increase in the air.
7. Wet more often.
A powerful vacuum cleaner will help get rid of dust, but the final chord of cleanliness always remains with wet cleaning - washing floors and other surfaces. This procedure removes dust and balances dry air. After washing the floors in the apartment it will be easier to breathe. In addition, this is the only way to get rid of all the dirt and germs under your feet.