Cleaning Eyes and Ears

Like many toy dogs, Yorkshire terriers tend to collect dirt at the corners of their eyes. This mucus can form hard little balls in the hair there and be difficult to clean if not taken care of regularly. If you check your Yorkie's eyes every morning, you can easily scrape away the dirt with a fingernail.

Yorkies' upright ears do not usually suffer problems that require attention. The only problem that might arise is mats in the ear hair if you let it grow too long. Always keep your Yorkie's ear hair trimmed and tidy so that no obstructions form and muffle his hearing. Also check the ears for foxtails or other weed seeds and ticks if your pup runs around in tall grass. Some dogs are wary of letting a person touching their ears, so be gentle at all times.

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