From its start as a puppy, your chug depends on you for general hygiene. You want him to have clean ears, teeth and a coat free from fleas and ticks are all the conditions you check for a healthy pet. Bath time can be a great bonding time for you and your chug puppy.
A healthy chug puppy actually does not need to be bathed as often as most people think. Although most chugs don’t like to be washed, they appreciate the contact and attention that they receive from their owners during a bath. It is also a good time to perform some other necessary hygeine maintenance, such as cleaning the ears, checking for ticks and fleas, and brushing the teeth. Most chug puppies may dislike these activities, so it may be best to get it all done in one shot – like ripping off a band aid.
Brushing your Chug Puppy’s Teeth
Brushing your chugs teeth is just good dental hygiene. Most vets recommend that it be done at least twice a week to ensure your chug dog maintains healthy teeth and gums. The chug dog should have its own toothbrush and special toothpaste designed for dogs. You can brush the back teeth in a small circular motion like you would your own. For the pointy teeth, brush up and down. If you struggle brushing your chug dog’s teeth, the next best thing you can do is give him teeth cleaning chug dog biscuits. Greenies are popular and ususally result in fresher breath.
Checking for Ticks & Fleas
Fleas will generally be found under your chug puppies fur. They tend to look like little pieces of pepper or a mole. The fleas themselves can vary in size, from tiny infants to larger adults, which are about an eighth of an inch long. They can’t simply be picked off the chug dog like ticks can, they will jump before you can catch them. If you do find a flea or their droppings, you know it’s time to start the chug dog on a program to control and eliminate these pests.
For your family’s sake, make sure you check your chug puppy for fleas often, as they can cause lyme disease.
Cleaning his Ears
Pet supply stores sell special solutions for cleaning your chug puppy’s ears. Chugs can easily get ear mites due to their often exposed ear canal. These small insects live in the ears and feed on the waxy secretions inside Over time, the bodies of these short-lived creatures build up and form a black, dirty substance. Use a cotton swab to apply the solution to the chugs ear.
Taking care of your chug puppys hygeine will not only make him smell great, but it will also keep him healthy as awell.