Grooming a Yorkie

Grooming a Yorkie can be a process, here is how I prefer to groom my Yorkie. First I place my Yorkie comfortably on the floor on a large soft towel, first removing any accessories that she may be wearing. I then spray her coat with a conditioner/water mix. This helps to prevent split ends and/or breakage. After bathing her, I make certain that there is no trace of shampoo/conditioner in her coat.

Now it's time to brush my Yorkie.  Using a pin brush, I comb her ear featherings in a very gentle manner.  After doing so, I then turn her over to her back side and begin brushing her chest, arm pits, and under her legs.  I then continue this process by brushing her legs, tail, thighs, neck, and back.  I repeat this process two additional times using a comb and then a bristle brush.  It goes without saying that you should exercise extra caution when brushing her face and muzzle.

I then take a pair of tweezers to gently pluck away the hair inside her ears being very careful not to hurt her. This is important because hair inside their ears can lead to infections and not to mention, is uncomfortable for them.  Using an ear cleanser or ear wipes is sufficient in removing ear wax that is evident.  Be sure not to poke your fingers into their ear canal.  Use cotton balls to remove excess cleanser and to dry their ears.

Brushing their teeth is of paramount importance as it can prevent painful and costly dental surgeries.  You can purchase toothpaste and tooth brushes at any pet store.  Simply use a pea sized amount of tooth paste and gently brush all the teeth inside their mouths for about a minute or so. This should be performed twice per week.

Now wipe away the eye crust using eye wipes. Be very careful not to get the wipes into her eyes as this will sting.

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