Yorkshire Terrier has silky long hair coat and therefore needs proper and careful grooming.They like to be cleaned and are true attention seekers.Here are some techniques that would help you groom your Yorkshire Terrier.
GROOMING BY HAIR BRUSH:
Yorkshire Terriers need daily grooming because of their silky long haired coat.They are delicate and special care must be taken while grooming them by hair brush.Always use a metal tooth comb specially made for pets.You can start the grooming section by hand by slowly massaging by hand.In this way you can feel any loss of hair on a specific part of coat or any kind of rashes if occurred.This will also allow you to feel any kind of lumps or bumps present.You can first use a wide toothed hair brush and after that a narrow one.Don't rush in any case as it may hurt the coat if hairs are tangled somewhere due to dirt or less grooming.
Bathing can be a difficult task because of the long haired coat.Bathing is one of the most important section but the question is how often they need bathing?.They may need bath every second day because of their high activity level.Thrice a week would be enough.Try to use a good quality shampoo and special care should be taken near eyes,nose and ears as shampoo may bring harm to them.You may need a helper in this section also.Don't let your Yorkie out in direct sun exposure after bath.Try to clean the coat with a towel or a hair dryer can also be used.Do not brush the coat again if not completely dried.It may take almost 20 minutes for the coat to become completely dry.
CLEANING THE TEETH:
Almost all pets don't like this section.Special care must be taken try to use a soft toothbrush and a medicated toothpaste.Move the brush gently over canines.Try to brush your Lab's teeth around 4-6 minutes.You can get toothbrush and toothpaste specially designed for dogs from a nearby pet store.
CUTTING THE NAILS:
Nails need to be cut if are not shedding themselves.You need to be careful as it may result in bleeding if not carefully cut.Try to use a sharp edged nail cutter and cut the dead part usually turned to yellow.Try to push the paw with your thumb so you can see the whole nail out and can cut it at the right place.Look twice and make sure that you are cutting the nail at a significant distance from the root.
CLEANING THE EYES:
Eyes are the most sensitive part.Try to use a cotton dipped in a lubricant ex.Water or Hydrogen Peroxide and roll it gently around the corner of eyes.You don't need to push anything at all.By repeating the process 5-10 times you will see all the dirt coming out.
CLEANING THE EARS:
Ears should be checked regularly as their is always danger of the occurrence of mites.Usually the sign for having mites is the excessive scratching of ears.You need to consult a veterinary specialist in such case.Try to use a cotton bud or wet wipes and roll it gently inside the ears so it can carry the maximum dirt with it.Try to repeat the process for 4-6 minutes.
CUTTING UNNECESSARY HAIRS:
Yorkshire Terriers have quick hair growth and they need to be trimmed.Specially the hairs at the forehead may cause problem for eyes.You can also trim hairs to give your Yorkie a specific and unique hair style of your choice.However there is no need of excessive trimming as once in a month would be enough.
CLIPPING THE HAIRS:
You can use any colorful hair clip to give your Yorkie a nice and unique look.