The most vain dog breed that ever exists is the Chow. Their great lion-like coat makes them alluring and delightful. It's their crowning splendor. Raising a Chow Chow as a pet may require a lot of dedication. Of course, it is just natural for pet owners to devote time and efforts to their beloved companions. However, the Chow Chow's features demand a comprehensively meticulous grooming, making it one of your pet's most important needs. Being a Chow owner means you must pay attention to your pet's superb appearance or the dog may lose his distinct identity. Keep it. Value it. Have fun with it. Be proud of it. Flaunt it.
How to maintain your Chow dog's imposing beauty
You may bathe your Chow pet once a week. Use a shampoo intended only for dogs so as not to irritate the skin and damage the coat. Once your Chow Chow is thoroughly wet apply shampoo and, as intensely as it is needed, rub all the way to the skin. Keep the soap out of his eyes. Rinse him well until the water runs clear. Just to make sure that the shampoo has been washed off entirely, rinse him once more. Keep him in the tub as you towel him. Check his ears and get the water out . Once blow dried, you're now ready to proceed to the highlight of grooming out your Chow pet.
Use a comb designed for dogs. Brush your Chow Chow all the way down to the skin or the strands may stick altogether and the dirt may not be fully removed, causing serious skin problems. Brush him weekly after every bath and apply coat dressing to prevent hair breakage. The fine-toothed comb is for removing shedding and dead hair.
Long toenails may injure your pet's feet, so you should trim them once a week. It is best to do it after every bath as the sheath at the end of every toe may have softened up. Your Chow pet may try to escape from having his nails cut. When his tantrums carry on, divert his attention to some treats - anything that will tickle his fancy. It may either be his favorite snack or toy. Be firm, and persist in cutting his nails. However, if he still does not cooperate, never lose your temper. Instead, play with him for a bit, and then you may go back to the main task.
The most sensitive parts of grooming your Chow are cleaning his ears and brushing his teeth. See a veterinarian and he will teach you the proper way. The bottom line is that in every grooming session, apply the three usual steps - bathing, brushing, and clipping. Once you have already learned the others, cleaning his ears and brushing his teeth, you may now add them up to complete the whole routine.
Now your Chow Chow is ready to display his ostentatious looks.