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How to Clean Your Little Dog’s Ears

November 5th, 2007 · No Comments

Cleaning your dog’s ear may something many people tend to overlook. It is important to keep your little dog’s ears clean in order to avoid ear infections and other serious problems. Ear infections and ear mites can cause great damage to your dog’s ears if the problem is ignored. Your dog may suffer permanent damage [...]

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How to Groom a Yorkie or Maltese: Bathing

November 1st, 2007 · No Comments

Sorry about falling behind in this series. Last time we discussed how to clip your little dog’s nails and how to care for your Yorkie’s or Maltese foot pads. This time, we’ll actually get into bathing your toy dog. The beauty of having such small dogs is being able to wash them in your bathtub [...]

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How to Groom a Yorkie or Maltese: Foot Pads and Nails

October 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

This is my fourth part in the series of how to groom a Yorkie or Maltese. In this section I’ll go into the procedures for dealing with the feet. First, let’s start off with your dog’s foot pads. A lot of times, hair will grow in between their pads. I usually trim these so the [...]

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How to Groom a Yorkie or Maltese: Ear Care

September 19th, 2007 · No Comments

This is the third part of my series on how to groom a yorkie or maltese. This section involves caring and trimming of the ears. The first step involves checking the ear channels. Check for any offensive odors, redness or discharge coming from the ears. If you notice any of these it could be a [...]

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How to Groom A Yorkie or Maltese: Pre-Bath

September 13th, 2007 · No Comments

This is the second part in my series of “How to Groom a Yorkie or Maltese”. The first post was just an intro. First, you will need to go through your dog’s hair and remove any snarles or mats. Snarles are just twisted parts of the dogs hair that can be removed with your fingers [...]

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How to Groom a Yorkie or Maltese: Intro

September 5th, 2007 · No Comments

I’m going to make this a several part series on how to groom a Yorkie or Maltese. In this series, I’ll start with this intro, preparing to bathing, dealing with the ears, how to tape a Yorkie’s ears, nail trimming, actual bathing, drying, hair trimming, and the finishing touches. Yorkies and Maltese have similar hair, [...]

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