KEEPING FACES WHITE|
As a shih tzu breeder one of the most frequent
questions I am asked about at dog shows is "what do you do to keep your
dog's face so white?"
My answer has always been , genetics , diet,
care, and of course EZ Groom's Crystal White Shampoo or #1 All Systems PURE WHITE LIGHTENING Shampoo.
*DO NOT Bleach, this makes
the staining come back even worse and makes hair brittle thus it breaks. ALSO
your dog may go blind if it gets in the eye, or of they ingest it start VOMITING
I usually let
puppies do what they want and IF they stain, I do not
really try to "fix" the staining until they are 4 months
old or so. I let puppies be puppies, and staining is
quite easy to remove.
Start removing the
stain by washing the face 2 x DAILY with NO RINSE
shampoo. DRY THOROUGHLY after!
Get some cornstarch
(2 cups) mixed with boric acid (1cup) mix and put in a
container, or you can use 1 cup cornstarch to 1 cup
boric. Now use this mixture on the Facial hair 2 x a
day after washing and drying it, then band face. You may
wrap if you wish.
EVERY 3 days, bathe
the dog! 15 minutes BEFORE bathing, wet the face and put
2 tablespoons of EZ GROOM CRYSTAL WHITE or #1 ALL SYSTEMS WHITE LIGHTENING, work
it in the facial hair, taking care not to get in the
After 15 minutes
RINSE RINSE RINSE and start bathing the dog. BEFORE
shampooing the dogs body, shampoo the face with BIOGROOM
or RING 5 whitening shampoo, those 2 brands are TEARLESS!
Or if you are sure you will not get any shampoo into the
eyes you can use other whitening shampoo's, its actually a better choice.
- ALWAYS Condition after!
After 1 month or so
the face will be VERY WHITE!
You can also use #1
All systems whitening gel once in a while!
- I always put SATIN CREAM of Vellus. After a bath on dogs faces.
I AM VERY
VERY UPSET - I wrote this article on 2004 - 2005 to help people whose shih tzu
faces are stained.
Sometimes this article pops up with someone else as author!
LIKE TO INFORM EVERYONE that this is MY ARTICLE!
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