Grooming Teacup Yorkie Puppies
Before you get started you may want to know a few things about teacup yorkie puppies. The type of coat a teacup yorkie puppy has will affect the kind of shampoo and conditioner you will have to use. You need to find a really good puppy shampoo and conditioner. Some say that you shouldn’t use human products on your puppy because it could dry out and irritate their skin. I have always used puppy shampoos and conditioners as not to risk that.Teacup yorkie puppies
take time and patience to groom, as well as certain tools. Some of these tools are shampoo, conditioner, scissors, comb, matt breaker, pin brush, nail clippers, pad/ear trimmers, towel, and a dryer. Make sure you have all the tools before you get started because you would hate to reach for a tool while grooming and it not be there.
Before you bathe your teacup Yorkshire terrier puppies you will want to check for matts and tangles. If the coat is only a bit tangled then you can run your fingers through it and usually get them out. If there is a matt you will want to use the matt breaker to get them out. Hold your fingers near the skin so that it doesn’t pull as bad and put the matt breaker underneath the matt and gently pull. For some teacup yorkie puppies matts are very painful so be as gentle as you possibly can. If there are always a bunch of matts you should comb your puppy more often, perhaps once a day.
Bathing is one of the most basic steps in grooming. It should be done once a week. Only warm water is suitable because you don’t want them to get sick from it being too cold or scalding them from being too hot. Get the puppy completely wet and then apply the shampoo with your fingers by running them through the coat. Be sure to get all of the shampoo out, if you don’t it can cause damage to the yorkies coat. Be sure to not get any water in the puppy’s nose, this could cause them to get sick. To avoid this you can use a soft washcloth to wash the puppy’s face. After shampooing you can use a light conditioner or mist bottle while drying. You should use a soft wet cloth to wipe in the eyes and then dry with another cloth to keep from getting a yeast infection.
After you get the teacup Yorkshire terrier puppy bathed you need to wrap the puppy in a towel but don’t rub the coat, just hold your puppy for a few minutes and that will help cut your drying time shorter. You can start brushing as you’re drying because brushing dried hair can cause damage. If your puppy is dry you can sprits it with a mixture of half water and half conditioner to dampen the coat. A lot of puppies do not like the drying process so be patient with them and don’t forget their bellies, under their legs, and near their ears.
Brushing and combing should be done completely after each bath. There will be tangles and those can be worked out with your fingers after you wet the tangle with water and conditioner. You will want to use a pin brush with metal backing because it is able to reach completely through the puppy’s coat. The comb that you use can be made of plastic or metal as long as it has long teeth on it. After you brush your teacup yorkie puppy you should run the comb through its hair to be sure that you have gotten all the tangles. Be sure to go slow because combing usually will find tangles that brushing missed.
Teacup Yorkshire terrier puppies require certain parts to be trimmed, such as their feet, the top 1/3 of their ears, and around their bottom. There shouldn’t be hair coming off of the puppy’s paw and touching the floor. It should be level with the paw. You do this with scissors but be very careful as to not cut your puppy’s paw. A teacup yorkie puppy’s ears should only be trimmed about 1/3 of the way down, some call this tipping, others just say trimming. This also helps the puppy’s ears stand erect. You should regularly check the puppy’s ears for any signs of infection like, redness, odor, or discharge. If you see these things the vet should have a look at your puppy. Around a puppy’s bottom should be trimmed for hygiene reasons. You can do this with scissors and about ½ inch is enough. Some owners choose to groom their yorkies in a “puppy cut” because it is easier to take care of and is very popular for pets.
Nail trimming should be done every 2 to 3 months because nails can quickly become ingrown. You want to be very careful while trimming your puppy’s nails because if you cut to short down to the “quick” of the nail it will cause a lot of bleeding and very severe pain for the puppy. You should always have some type of solution that will make it stop bleeding. It is best to trim the nails immediately after the bath while they are kind of soft and still wet. To not cut the “quick” take your time and only take little pieces of the puppy nails at a time and look at the nail each time you do this and if you see a gray or pinkish color, that’s the sign that you should go to the next nail. Some teacup yorkie puppies have a dewclaw which is very high on the paw of a dog. These should be removed on teacup Yorkshire terrier puppies because they catch on things and that is very painful for the puppy. They are usually removed when the puppy is very young because it is much easier, whereas when they get older it’s more like having an “appendage” removed.
The final touch of grooming your now beautiful teacup yorkie puppies
is a top knot. This keeps the hair out of their eyes, so they can see and It keeps the hair from scratching the surface of their eyes. You can also put a bow on the top knot and sprits the puppy with some of your favorite puppy cologne. After grooming your teacup yorkie puppy be sure to give your puppy a treat for being so good while getting fixed up!