The Chilier, sometimes called the Chiffon, is a mix between a tiny, long-haired Chihuahua and a Cavalier King Charles spaniel. This is an adorable little dog with a short-to-middle-length coat covering its ears, chest, abdomen, and neck. However, they are very calm dogs and should be treated with some care, since if they feel threatened, especially by people or other dogs, the Chihuahua’s temper might show through. Although they are tiny and adorable, these dogs do not usually have more than ten pounds of weight, so they do not do well in homes where large dogs are present.
Grooming the Chilier is not a difficult task because the only grooming needed is to regularly brush and trim the coat. It is essential to keep the Chihuahua clean, so bathing them at least once a week is necessary, although owners can bathe their dogs as often as once a month. Some Chihuahuas, however, are not fond of being washed, so owners should clean them only when necessary. Because the Chilier is so small, they do not require a bath or brushing as long as they are taken out regularly, and it should not take longer than fifteen minutes to groom a Chihuahua’s coat. Since Chihuahuas are prone to hairballs, which become clumps in certain areas, this is not an alternative to clipping. However, it should be kept in mind that a dog that accumulates hairballs is more likely to be a problem dog, so owners should also make sure that the Chihuahua is brushed regularly, even if they are not a problem breed.
Another safety concern for the owner is that the Chihuahua’s legs are pretty small, and they could accidentally step on something sharp and painful. For this reason, the owner should clip the nails of their Chihuahua with scissors or clippers. Some Chihuahuas will not like this procedure, but it is required because the Chihuahua’s nails could be damaged, which could cause them to contract minor heart disease over time. This can eventually lead to death if it is left untreated. Even though there is no documented evidence of Chihuahua heart disease causing the condition, Chihuahuas are still vulnerable because they are such delicate and small dogs.
Maintaining Your Kitten’s Chilier
For indoor or outdoor chilier use, older cats with health problems or overweight ones will benefit from a chilier. Older cats that are not getting adequate exercise may benefit from a chilier that is adjustable. A chilier helps keep a cat who is obese or has a health issue in an upright position. This helps prevent the buildup of fat in certain areas around the hips and torso, which may lead to joint problems and weight gain.
Older cats that do not use a chilier will also benefit from a hip dysplasia chiller. Hip dysplasia is a condition that causes a bump on one of the cat’s hips. Over time this becomes worse as the joint wears down and can cause a chocker or other serious health problems. A hip dysplasia chiller helps prevent the bumping of the hips and helps prevent patellar luxation, which is a precursor to hip dysplasia.
An indoor/outdoor chilier will come with a carrying case and brush. The brush is designed for the comfort of the dog and to provide regular grooming for their coat. To help prevent your dog from getting tangled in the chandelier, be sure to brush and bathe him every day. Be sure to purchase a chilier made out of thick nylon or a high-density polyethylene film for long-lasting durability. If you are unsure about whether or not your dog will benefit from a chilier consult your vet.