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Do Chihuahuas need baths?

Bathing is a very important step for us to beautify Chihuahua. If we do it right, it can be a very interesting experience for us to bathe a Chihuahua. In fact, the whole experience should be a pleasant ritual. Bathing can reduce Chihuahua hair loss, reduce Chihuahua skin itching, rash, and improve the overall health of your Chihuahua fur. In addition, it’s also a powerful connection experience between you and your Chihuahua.


1. Bath Chihuahua in the sink

You can take a bath with your Chihuahua in the sink. In fact, a clean sink is usually a better choice than a bath. Because of the size of the bathtub and the amount of water it can hold, Chihuahua may be under threat when taking a bath. So we can use a sink instead of a bathtub. Second, in order to make your Chihuahua less afraid, the sink is actually more practical. It allows you to handle your Chihuahua better and has more control over water use.

2. Control the water temperature for the Chihuahua bath

Next is the water temperature: be sure to use warm water. Not too hot, not too cold! Chihuahua is a freckled puppy who doesn’t like to be frightened by hot or cold water. Before your Chihuahua is exposed to the bathwater, you must feel the temperature with the palm of your hand. We recommend filling the sink with a few inches of water before putting the Chihuahua in. This will give you a more relaxed bath experience. Professional tip: use a non-slip pad to prevent your Chihuahua from slipping all over the sink. The small towel covering the bottom of the sink also works well.

3. Body bath products are prohibited

Do not use body bath products! These products are not suitable for Chihuahua at all. Their skin needs a completely different pH balance. We can buy some high-quality dog shampoo or conditioner. You can buy some at the local pet store.
After soaping a Chihuahua with soap, you’ll find its fur beautiful and clean: rinse, rinse, rinse again. The general rule of thumb is to rinse until you feel the Chihuahua’s fur is clean and there is no soap. Don’t leave any shampoo. It’s very important because it can damage the fur of your Chihuahua.

4. Dry thoroughly

When you take your Chihuahua out of the bathtub/sink, be sure to wrap her in a warm Plush towel. Scrub thoroughly but gently to make sure your Chihuahua is clean and dry. It’s important to warm up so it doesn’t get cold.

5. Positive attitude

Last but not least: your attitude is very important in this dressing ceremony. Have a positive attitude and talk to your little chihuahua while you’re in the shower. It’s very important to establish this connection in the bath because it creates a strong emotional bond. It will also determine how your Chihuahua behaves during the grooming ceremony. Keep it fun and love.