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March 21st, 2010

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09:05 pm - Meet Moe!
So this is the 3 month old yorkshire terrier that I adopted.
This photo is after only one bath and you can still kind of see the oil build up because of the stinky/clumpy hair all over him. After a bath the night we got him, the day after and now 6 days later... He looks awesome, shiny and startin to get super soft and silky!

Here he is after the first bath!

So, now you've met moe!

I also have another question for ya'll. Ive read on multiple Yorkie sites/breeder sites, that they reccommend bathing once a week and cleaning out the eyes every day. Ive already got the eye details (thank you by the way! Onc eyou said that and i started to do it every morning his eyes got way better) but the bathing.... do any of you deal with that!? I dont care about the hassle of it but I want to make sure I am going to get improvement from his coat and not regression... Let me know!

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Date:March 22nd, 2010 12:19 pm (UTC)
What a precious!!! <3
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Date:March 22nd, 2010 01:07 pm (UTC)
I have a 15month old Yorkshire terrier who I've had since he was 10 weeks old...

You really don't want to be bathing your baby all the time, the most I would do is once every 3-4 weeks! That way your dogs natural oil will come out and make the coat more shiny! PLUS! It's not good to bathe your dogs all the time since they can lose their sense of smell very easily!

It depends on the products your using too! I was recommended a tea tree oil shampoo/conditioner from a Yorkshire breeder and it's really helped with my babies itchy skin too (It's very common for Yorkies to itch more than other breeds, it's just a yorkie thing, they have really sensitive skin because their coat is actually HAIR not FUR!) So just be careful when you are trying to get all that oil out of his coat, you don't want to lose every last bit of the oil in his baby coat or it will damage his coat in the long run by looking dry and brittle.

Hope it helps! Enjoy your new baby! Moe is very very cute!
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Date:March 22nd, 2010 06:59 pm (UTC)
What a face! He's such a doll!

I don't bathe my 10 month old yorkie very often at all. There just hasn't been need for it since he doens't smell 'doggy' or get dirty. After his overnight stay at the vet for his snip-snipp, he reaked, but couldn't bathe him b/c of the stitches, so my friend/groomer recommended just using a couple baby wipes to wipe him down & clean him off. Works like a charm! And now that it's so muddy outside I just set him in the kitchen sink to rinse his muddy little paws.

I've read quite a few places that baby shampoo is great for yorkies, b/c they have hair (not fur) & it's more gentle than other dog shampoos.

I just realized I don't have a Brody icon yet. This is my Westie, Brinkley.
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Date:March 22nd, 2010 08:18 pm (UTC)

I give my Yorkie a bath once a week. I use baby shampoo. She loves her baths and her hair is always silky and clean and soft as angel hair. I think it's just up to the person. If Moe doesn't get too smelly, you might not have to bathe him that often, but I have two Pomeranians who tend to get my Yorkie smelling more like dog, so they all get a bath every week. Regardless, it won't hurt his skin or coat to bathe him. I do highly recommend baby shampoo.
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Date:March 23rd, 2010 01:33 am (UTC)
I've read about bathing them every 1-2 weeks as well. I bathe mine when she starts to look real gross and grimy so maybe once a month. I use a doggy shampoo with conditioner, although I will look into baby shampoo/conditioner that others have mentioned.

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