OILING your Shih Tzu|
I receive a LOT of email from people asking me
to "TEACH" them how to oil their shih tzu! So here is a NEW ARTICLE! ENJOY!
By: Cheryll Ann Limso
- Let me FIRST point out that Oiling is
only done on show dogs and NOT pets! Pets will get VERY
- Oiling is done for convenience and a
NON oiled coat is ALWAYS better than a coat that has been in oil.
(Hot Oiling a dog occasionally as treatment on a dog not
in maintenance oil is a DIFFERENT STORY)
- A coat that has been in oil for a few
months can usually NOT be successfully taken out of oil,
in short once you start oiling you have to oil forever
or your dog will have TERRIBLE MATTS!
- If you prefer you can oil 4 days and
do not oil 4 days then oil again then no oil, etc . THIS
IS USUALLY A BETTER METHOD!
- Dogs in oil are usually bathed and
oil is removed a few hours before a dog show, AFTER the
show dog MUST BE IMMEDIATELY bathed and put back in oil!
If you are lazy and do it the next day, GOOD LUCK on
combing out all the Matts!
STUFF I LIKE TO USE WHEN PUTTING DOG IN
- SUMMERWINDS Protecta Coat -
- Bio Groom Coat Oil -
www.cherrybrook.com or Luz Caminade in Cebu locally
- Neutrogena Body Oil - any department store
- IN A PINCH - Extra Virgin Olive Oil - ONLY WHEN YOU ARE
REALLY DESPERATE - I do not really recommend this!
- UNICURE Conditioner -
- SUAVE Conditioner - any variant buy at supermarket.
OK to make the oil MIX in a BIG JUG
around 1-2 cups OIL (any oil you prefer to use from the
list 1-4) and 1 cup of Conditioner Either Unicure or
Suave, Fill jug with warm water, MIX VERY VERY WELL WITH
Bathe dog as normal
AFTER you have rinsed off the Conditioner
stand dog in small TUB or a BABY wash Basin, the bottom of
tub or washbasin should have like 2 inches of water at
POUR Contents of jug OVER the dog, making
sure the whole dog is SATURATED WITH MIXTURE!
The mixture will fall into bottom of tub or
baby basin and mix with the 2 inches of water there, now
keep scooping water from bottom of tub or baby basin and
pour over dog do this for 5-7 minutes making sure the
WHOLE DOG is oiled. (if you miss some parts these "parts"
DO NOT RINSE when you are finished!
Take the dog and dry him as usual!
You must bathe dog every 4 days, most
people bathe the dogs every week, but I find 4 days to be
PHOTO OF MY DOG at 10
months of age, IN OIL! YES - I AM LAZY!