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Grooming Needs of Pet Chinchillas

Chinchillas are known to have a hair coat that is soft with low maintenance requirements.

Nevertheless, it would still be beneficial if their owners give grooming assistance to keep their hair coats shiny and healthy. Aside from their hair coat, the grooming needs of chinchillas also include regular teeth inspection, nail trimming, and ear cleaning. 

Another important thing to remember about the grooming needs of chinchillas is their need for regular dust baths to keep their hair coat fluffy and soft. It will also help in absorbing excess oils. Dust baths are given usually a few times a week.

Aside from dust baths, a soap and water bath is given when your chinchilla gets caught in something that has a stinky smell. After a bath, make sure that the chin’s hair coat and body are thoroughly dry. Moisture creates a favorable home for fungi that will result in infection. Affected chins experience hair loss as a result of the fungal infection. 

Any sign of skin and/or hair coat problem should warrant a visit to your vet clinic Scottsdale, AZ. Visit the website to learn more.

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