Teeth- There are plenty of good reasons to clean your Chihuahua's teeth and even puppy teeth should be cared for. First this breed already is prone to dental problems like misaligned teeth that trap food and cause bacterial overgrowth; this can lead to gum disease which has been linked to much worse such as heart disease! Second, bad Chihuahua breath not only signifies this problem but is unpleasant for you and your guests..especially since the Chi is an in-your-face breed.
If you need instructions on how to clean your Chihuahua's teeth, it's fairly simple (as long as they cooperate). Simply put a drop of doggy toothpaste onto a finger brush or small canine toothbrush and rub along the teeth and gums once per week.
Tear Stains- Tear stains under Chihuahua eyes are very common as the eyes are large, protruding and very susceptible to infections. Gently wipe the tear stains with a wet cloth as you see them appear. If you feel as if you're constantly wiping, it may be time for a vet visit to check for eye infections-- especially if there is colored discharge.
Ears- Often an owner may notice a pet scratching their ears or rubbing them on furniture which usually signifies a problem such as an infection or fleas. The upright ears of the Chihuahua are easy to check regularly (once every couple weeks) for signs of dirt, mites and fleas, or excess hair and wax. If there are hairs inside the outer ear canal you can pluck them. Take a cotton ball or pad soaked in a doggy ear cleaning solution and gently wipe inside to remove dirt and excess wax.