How To Properly Care For Your Chihuahua’s Anus Glands
Anal problems are one of the most common reasons why owners seek out Chihuahua dog supplies. As a breed, they have sensitive and difficult skin and anal areas. In fact, most people will agree that a well-kept Chihuahua anus gland is much easier to clean than an unkempt one! This article is written for those who want to know how to properly clean their Chihuahua’s anus with something other than talcum powder or baby powder.
Contrary to popular belief, the anus of Chihuahuas is not special in some way. It’s just that the area is much more delicate than the vagina of a human and therefore more likely to become irritated. Many owners mistakenly think that brushing their Chihuahua’s anus glands will help eliminate any build-up of old fecal matter or even promote the growth of more Chihuahua pups. This is simply not the case. Instead, this is a very good “ritual” to prevent anal infections in Chihuahuas.
There are many different methods for achieving proper Chihuahua brushing. Some use a comb, others use a toothbrush or fingers, yet others prefer to use a spray bottle of water and a soft cloth. Either way, your Chihuahua should be thoroughly cleaned before you begin anything else. You should never beat around the bush when cleaning – always start by brushing in the direction of hair growth. The same goes for removing excess fur or clumps.
One of the most popular ways to clean Chihuahua anus glands is through the use of specially formulated Chihuahua butt cleaning products. These are often available at your local pet store or over the internet. One such product is called “Butt Away”, which is widely considered one of the best on the market. It’s relatively inexpensive and easy to apply. Best of all, it removes waste completely from your beloved Chihuahuas.
If you’re not one to use an expensive product like Butt Away, you can still give your Chihuahua a good brushing.
Simply use a soft bristle brush and run it up and down his back. Make sure to gently brush the same areas that were brushed with Butt Away. Also, try running the brush under warm water first to soften the bristles.
Some people prefer to bathe their Chihuahuas to help keep their fur short and their anus glands clear. Others simply use a small amount of baby shampoo and a soft brush to gently clean their Chihuahuas’ rectum. Whichever method you choose, be sure to dry your Chihuahua well after bathing or showering. You don’t want your Chihuahua to get a burn when they’re having their anal glands cleaned!
If at home you feel that brushing is too much for your furry friend, consider using a specially formulated Chihuahua shampoo or soap. There are a variety of soaps available to purchase at your local pet store. They also make some quality dog shampoos that are specially designed to clean up the mess left behind by your Chihuahua. Use these products every morning and evening to keep your Chihuahua clean and happy.
If your Chihuahua seems to have a problem with excess oil in their fur, you may want to consider giving them a natural flea treatment once a week. Just a few drops of this essential oil on a cotton ball will eliminate a large number of fleas from your Chihuahua’s coat. Just remember that many of the commercial flea treatments are too harsh for your Chihuahua’s skin. You should only use a non-toxic flea treatment once or twice a month and always follow the directions on the container. Be sure to wash any towels or clothing you use after use to prevent further problems with your Chihuahua’s coat.