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How to Groom a Pomchi

| Updated September 26, 2017

Things You'll Need

  • Soft-bristle brush

  • Blunt-edged scissors

  • Damp cloth

  • Soft-bristle dog toothbrush

  • Dog toothpaste

  • Mild dog shampoo

The energetic and playful pomchi is a hybrid dog breed created by crossing the Pomeranian with a Chihuahua. Also known as a chiranian or chi-pom, your pomchi may have a long or short coat depending upon the parent’s physical features that it inherits. Pomchis are easy to care for; however, you must regularly groom your dog. Make sure to groom the hair and clean the eyes and teeth as part of the overall grooming. This will prevent health problems and ensure the well-being of your pomchi.

Brush your pomchi’s coat daily with a soft- bristle brush. Comb the coat in the direction of the hair growth. Use gentle strokes while brushing, as your pomchi’s delicate skin can get easily bruised. Daily brushing will keep your dog’s coat manageable and prevent mats from forming.

Trim excess hair on your pomchi’s body. Use blunt-edged scissors to trim excess hair under the tail, and keep this area clean. You should also examine the hair between your dog’s paw pads for overgrown hair. Trimming excess hair in this area will prevent your dog from slipping while walking on smooth surfaces.

Clean the area under the eyes with a damp cloth to remove any discharge from the eyes. Regular cleaning under the eyes will prevent unsightly tear stains from forming, which can lead to bacterial infection.

Brush your dog’s teeth once a week with a small, soft-bristle dog toothbrush. Use commercial dog toothpaste to brush its teeth. Poor dental hygiene can cause bacteria buildup, which can lead to tooth decay.

Bathe your dog only if it appears visibly dirty. Use warm water and a mild dog shampoo while bathing. Unnecessary bathing can deplete the natural oils from your dog’s skin.