Dolce Daily Brush Out + July NEW Go To Grooming GOODIES!

Table Top Grooming Table — the colors available on Amazon vary — all MO GTGT items are sourced in the SHOP tab above!

DolceDOLCE Flip – Top Knot FLIP Tool

PurePawsUSA.com   10% Discount Code is MO10

Dolce July Grooming Goodies
Dolce July Grooming Goodies

I believe the prices are better if you purchase direct through PurePawsUSA.com and use the 10% Discount Code MO10, but I have sourced some items through Amazon for those of you that are interested.  The travel kits are NOT available on Amazon

CET Virbac Enzymatic Toothpaste VANILLA MINT

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TOPLINEPET.com

Madan Steel Tail Comb

Madan Band Scissor
Chris Christensen

The wooden pin brush come in SMALL and Med ~~ I use the purple SMALL in the video.   Amazon available colors vary from day to day ~~ more colors are available on the Chris Christensen Website.

Yoga Towel Mat is MUCH Longer then my GTGT BLUEApana Hot Yoga Mat Microfiber Towels:    We found them for $16.99 at TJMaxx and Marshalls stores in the Athletic Sports Section.   They retails for $50

 

Baby Travel Pillow:   Comes in a variety of colors on Amazon.   We found them at TJ Maxx.

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Tweety Face/Eye Wash and Simple Top Knot Tutorial

Tweety Face/Eye Wash and Simple Top Knot Tutorial

Tweety is making her debut VLOG appearance.    She was groomed into her Korean cut over a month ago, and we will VLOG her upcoming clipper Korean cut for viewers to see how we do this at home.
 
This technique of washing her eye area is only one of the many ways that we as maltese owners can keep the eye area as clean as we can.    
 
One question that I am sure to get is what our thoughts are on Angel Eyes and antibiotic treatments for eye tearing.  My experience working for many years in the pharmaceutical R&D as well as the sales and marketing end of antibiotics, has led me to lean against any unnecessary use of antibiotics for our family (both humans and dogs).    Bacterial drug resistance has become a huge problem in the pharmaceutical R&D world and I lived too close to seeing the human struggles resulting from antibiotic super infections and resistant strains of bacteria.


Spa Lavish Blueberry Facial Cleanser by Tropiclean

Above is pictured the Blueberry facial cleanser that is used in the video.   

On my other dog, I also use Contact Lens saline solution that contains Boric Acid to cleanse the eye area.   The saline cleansing is followed up with applying corn starch, which helps keep the eye area dry.

There are various different ways to clean the eyes and remove tear stains.    Excessive tear staining could be the result of blocked tear ducts, teeth problems and/or other health issues.



We hope you enjoy meeting Tweety!

Note:   All fluffs as wells as their groomers have different tastes, needs and favorites.   Not every SPAW treatment need be the same.    Maltese Obsession is happy to share our PAWSITIVELY Perfect GO TO Grooming experiences.
 
 
 

1st VIDEO BLOG with DOLCE +++ 10% Discount on Madan Brushes and Combs

Video Blog Review:   Dolce will review the Madan Apple Green (FIRM Cushioned) Pin Brush

 

10% Discount on Madan Pin Brushes and Combs when you mention Maltese Obsession at checkout with coupon code MO10      www.toplinepet.com

10% Discount will be issued in the FORM OF A REFUND via PAYPAL after purchase is completed
Pretty Brush Bouquets
We’ve already reviewed: 
 
Baby Bear = Orange SOFTY
Mama Bear = Baby Blue MEDIUM
we can’t leave out
Papa Bear = Apple Green FIRM
 
Welcome to view our FIRST VIDEO BLOG aka MO VLOG.   We also show you how we do Dolce’s signature inside out ponytail flip top knot!
 
Dolce and the Maltese Obsession Pack hope you enjoyed our first video to greet all of our Maltese loving friends.    
 
Please come back and see more video blogs and tutorials.    We are hoping to come up with a fun idea for a brush giveaway!!!
Note:   All fluffs as wells as their groomers have different tastes, needs and favorites.   Not every SPAW treatment need be the same.    Maltese Obsession is happy to share our PAWSITIVELY Perfect GO TO Grooming experiences.
 

ICE ICE Baby ~~~ Mats don’t have to be a BAD word

ICE on ICE Detangler by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen makes some awesome shears.   Pawsitively awesome GO TO GROOMING  brushes, Buttercombs, Kool-pup Dryers, shampoos etc. etc.

Today I’d like to share with you a reason that I am no longer afraid of MATS!

CC Ice on Ice Leave in Detangler & Finishing Spray contains sunscreen and is a conditioning spray, finishing spray and most useful to us as a DETANGLER.

Ice on Ice to detangle a mat


Mats used to stress both our fur babies out as well as myself.   I have tried MANY detangler’s including the Pure Paws line, but ICE ON ICE helps mats SLIP LOOSE with minimal work and zero stress on my fur babies.
How to loosen a mat on your maltese dog:

  1. Spray liberally into the mat
  2. Pull apart by going first sideways, then up ~~ spreading apart the mat with your fingers
  3. After most of the mat has been loosened, then GENTLY use a brush to finish loosening 
ICE on ICE Trial Size
Spray LIBERALLY into the mat
Pull mat apart sideways at first
Spread fingers into the mat sideways and up&down
Still spreading the mat apart with fingers
Spray more ICE into the now opened up MAT
Mat is easily coming apart now.   You can see the ICE sparkling in the sunlight!
Once the mat is mostly broken apart I brush out gently using a soft cushioned pin brush

Once the fingers have separated most of the mat, I can use a soft cushioned Madan pin brush to GENTLY brush out the hair.   I am HOLDING the hair at the base near the skin to prevent any PULLING …gently…no pulling
Chris Christensen Wooden Pin Brush 7″ $25
A FANTASTIC tool to use together with ICE on ICE is the Chris Christensen Wooden Pin Brush.    The wooden pin brush is likened to my fingers and the brush just GLIDES through and separates the mat that has been sprayed with ICE on ICE.
 
This brush comes in the 7″ body for $25 or the 8″ body for $35, with choices of some pretty colors such as blue, black, purple (shown above), pink and bright yellow!
 
The wooden pins are made of hornbeam, which is apparently harder then bamboo.    We use bamboo chopsticks for all types of cooking in our house, including deep frying.   It is no wonder that a wood that is harder then bamboo, such as HORNBEAM would be such a fantastic wood to use to create this AMAZING wooden pin brush.
 
Dogs that are heavily matted or puppies that are new to brushing would benefit from this CC Wooden pin brush.      Any dog that is sensitive to brushing will LOVE and ENJOY brush outs with this GENTLE and FANTASTIC GO TO Grooming tool.
After the brush, spray some more ICE if needed and then gently use a grooming comb …
Hold hair with fingers to prevent pulling ~~~ gently comb out a few hairs at a time
I am now GENTLY working the comb through the loosened mat, but going through just a SMALL section of hair at a time with a 7.5″ grooming comb.    I hold the hair with my left hand to ensure NO PULLING nor TUGGING on the skin…
 
The loosened up mats that came out afterwards. BYE BYE MATS!!!
This mat took only a few minutes to work out of the coat.   The ICEonICE really does a fine job of making the mat slippery enough to loosen out with the fingers.    
 
You can see from above that I have a little 2 oz trial sized bottle.   This little bottle is great to have at every Grooming Brush Bouquet that I have around my house.    I purchase the 16oz bottle and just refill my little 2 oz trial sized sprays.
 
ICE on ICE has no distinguishable odor.   
 
 
Here is another pesky mat that formed from Dolce’s top knot band.   I either cover her eyes and spray the ICE onto the mat OR safer and better yet,  I spray some ICE on my comb and then try and work out the mat.
 
Ice on Ice Detangler, Conditioning, Finishing spray and Stain repellent with sunscreen is available in
  • 16 oz Ready to Use Spray $12
  • 16 oz Concentrate (16:1 makes 2 gallons) $37
  • 2 oz Trial size bottle available in the $10 KITS 

Ice on Ice

($10 Trial size kits include ICE as well as a choice of shampoo set)
 
Daily brushing your maltese will help prevent most mats.   I brush my dogs out every morning and evening.    There are times throughout the year where suddenly, my dog will experience a coat change and virtually MAT OVERNIGHT.     When this happens I am happy to have these great items in my GO TO GROOMING kit to ZAP the MATS!!
 
Other Recommended Detanglers:    The Stuff, Stasko, Cherrybrook, Show Sheen, Animology, Cowboy Magic…ICE ICE BABY!!!
Note:   All fluffs as wells as their groomers have different tastes, needs and favorites.   Not every SPAW treatment need be the same.    Maltese Obsession is happy to share our PAWSITIVELY Perfect GO TO Grooming experiences.