WINTER SNOW WHITE is how we love our Team MO girls to look, but with fresh cooked foods and our mud and crud outdoors, it can take some great key products to achieve the WHITE we love. We let Dolce’s face go dirty and naturally stained for awhile to test out the new Pure Paws Whitening Foam. Her face stains from fresh cooked foods and from her saliva. We do NOT use the Pure Paws Whitening Foam near the eyes.
Tear stain products will be reviewed in a future Blog / Vlog.
Our newest favorite product for spot whitening of the long beard or stained paws is Pure Paws Whitening Foam. It is far more effective at whitening the stained beard then all of the previous products we have showed you. Whitening Foam and White Magic are very different applications.
If you need a product to break up the protein stains in the paws, Pure Paws has a Bio-Ensymatic Pretreatment Spray that safely removes protein stains.
In the video we share one of our WINTER WHITE Pure Paws Spa Smoothie mixtures. The winter can bring drier coats for our girls so we mix Amplify Shampoo with Silk Basics Shampoo, or we sometimes use Silk Basics only. We will add a TINY amount of WHITE MAGIC about once every 3-4 baths to help brighten and whiten the girls coats.
The STAR LINE Brightening Shampoo is also a good alternative to the WHITE MAGIC. You can use this alone diluted 1:10 or 1:12, or you can mix this Star Line Brightening Shampoo with the SILK Basics, Amplify or Reconstructing Lines from Pure Paws.
NOTE: Please test on a small patch before using any of the whitening products by Pure Paws. Heavier then normal conditioning is also recommended after using any of the whitening line products.
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The White Magic:
A few drops or a 1/4 cap or 1/2 cap can be added to a bath smoothie mixture to give the coat an extra boost of brightening and whitening.
PurePaws.net Information on White Magic
With our White Magic Shampoo, any dog with white hair that needs to look a little whiter and a little brighter is in luck. Pure Paws White Magic Shampoo is a coloring shampoo. It is important to know that when using any bluing shampoo, the coat should be very healthy.If the coat has been altered with any products that pull color such as enzymatic shampoos or bleaching products, the hair shafts with remain open and absorb color more rapidly. Another thing to remember is that the shampoo must be diluted to the point that the suds turn white rather than blue: White Suds=White Coat and Blue Suds=Blue Coat. Also for DOUBLE COATED breeds or other breeds with absorbent coats, the colors take effect much sooner and with more pigment. White Magic is a true whitening shampoo. This shampoo is a semi-permanent color, with a plant derived sufactant base. This whitening shampoo adds shine, controls frizz and prevents tangles and will NOT dry out or damage the coat! NOTE:If this is your first time using the White Magic, we recommend a slightly higher dilution ratio of 10 or 15 parts water to 1 part shampoo. DO NOT let the product sit in the coat until you are more familiar with the product. remember that every coat type has a different porosity and will absorb differently.
The Whitening Foam:
The Whitening Foam is designed to safely remove protein based stains utilizing enzymes, titanium dioxide and violet colorant.
NOTE: Please test patch before using directly on your dog
We at MO like using the Whitening Foam on long beards that are stained and on stained feet. This is NOT MADE for tear stains, so PLEASE AVOID THE EYES.
LOVE MY EYES for TEAR STAINS
We recommend the LOVE MY EYES KIT or the LOVE MY EYES FACE WASH made for TEAR STAINS. We hope to soon shoot a video tutorial on how we use this product. A professional line to eliminate tear stains.
A great way to test out the different PURE PAWS lines is by trying out their TRAVEL KITS. Remember that these are professional products and that you should dilute the shampoos 1 part shampoo to 10-12 parts warm water. The travel kits can last quite a good amount of shampoos with the required dilution.
Blow Drying Brushes Used
Blow drying can make all the difference in how the dog will ultimately look. It is especially important to blow dry correcting before any trimming or clipper work. A great blow dryer and great brushes help make blow drying results great. We LOVE the Chris Christensen wooden pin brush and the wooden slicker brush (Mark II Small Slicker Brush). The wooden pin brush helps avoid any injury when drying around the face. The Mark II Small Slicker brush is AMAZING at pulling the hair straight. Pure Paws also had a slicker brush, which I also LOVE, but they are sold out at the moment.
Tweety’s voice at the end of this video reminds me of the voice of my daughter’s cello.
If you have watched our very first videos from last year (Late Spring/Early Summer) ~~ you will notice that Tweety and Dolce’s faces have very much cleaned up and become very WHITE!
We do NOT like using any chemicals or shampoos that are too harsh around our dogs faces, as we find that this can sometimes damage the hair and make the hair MORE SUSCEPTIBLE to SEVERE and permanent staining.
The Butler Schein Tear Stain Cleaning solution is relatively INEXPENSIVE for the EFFECTIVE OUTCOME that we have seen.
We are very busy and thus we only use this solution AFTER BATHS to clean the area AROUND the eyes. We also use it as we show you in the video about 2 time per week. If your maltese has heavy staining, then please visit your VET to check to see if there are any underlying conditions that may be causing excessive tearing (eg. Allergies, food, blocked tear ducts, teeth decay etc).
The music you hear was at a lesson where Dear Daughter and her Music Mentor and Piano teacher picked a key signature and just started PLAYING ! This music was created with no musical score, but rather the pianist started playing and the cello also started SINGING !! It was a MAGICAL MOMENT that I am so happy to have captured on my phone camera. We will see what the final song, (IF THEY finish composing it) sounds like, but it was so beautiful I had to share it! ….song has no name…yet
Addendum to the comments we have received about tear stains:
Getting lots of questions about this product. We do NOT sell this product, but it is available on Amazon and other sources. The Butler Schein/Henry Schein Animal Health division DOES have distribution globally.
The effectiveness of this product is NOT guaranteed as there are many factors that affect the severity and longevity of tear stains.
Butler Schein and Henry Schein Animal Health is a scientifically based company/distributor. They are part of a Corporation that has MEDICAL/Dental & ANIMAL HEALTH Divisions ~~ The expectations of a company that provides products for MEDICAL & Veterinary practices is much higher then products that are pretty easily sold at the pet store level.
‘Everybody can be a cook, but takes some R&D to be a CHEF’
There are lots of tear stain remedies out on the market, but many products do not list all the ingredients NOR has much scientific research gone into their development. The SOURCE of the raw materials/chemicals that are used by non-medical or non-scientific company is also something to think about. Example == water out of a well, vs water out of the faucet vs Purified Mountain Spring Bottle Water.
It’s all H20, but many different levels of QUALITY and PURITY of just WATER can exacerbate tear staining in our dogs. The same goes for the Water and Boric Acid ingredients that some companies use for ‘pet store’ tear stain remedies. What level of PURITY or QUALITY does their source of WATER and Boric Acid have?
NOTE: My background is chemistry/pharmaceutical R&D, Marketing and Education (this is what paid the BILLS for most of my life ^_^. I spent many years ‘COOKING’ ~~ so to speak ~~ in a Laboratory ~~ dealing with the legal drugs (aka Pharmaceuticals). I retired and traded in my White Lab Coat for Kitchen and Grooming Aprons ^_^
As a CHEMIST ~~~ I would like to KINDLY IMPLORE FRIENDS ~~
PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE Boric Acid and try to make a home remedy when it comes to caring for eyes. Peroxide is also a NO NO as it can cause PERMANENT DAMAGE to both the eyes and the hair. Only ONE SET OF EYES friends === and these EYES are VERY SENSITIVE!
YES to company’s and manufacturers that bring to you the SCIENCE behind their products!
NOTE: ANY COMPANY can throw a INDUSTRY BUZZ WORD on their LABELS for Marketing Purposes. I give my RESPECT to company’s that can back their claims with clear scientifically based answers. SADLY — the pet industry is not monitored by a governing department such as the FDA….
ANTIBIOTICS === I worked professionally in the pharmaceutical industry for many many years. I (personally) PREFER NOT using Antibiotics for neither our humans NOR our dogs, (unless absolutely necessary of course). There is a tremendous problem with overuse of antibiotics in this world (this is a scientific FACT).
Pharmaceutical company’s are facing the scary task of trying to develop new antibiotics to combat the SUPER-INFECTIONS that we face today. Sadly the SUPER UNCURABLE INFECTIONS are forming FASTER then the SUPER Antibiotics can be developed 🙁
NOTE: I would NEVER JUDGE anyone for using antibiotics, as I do feel that this is a personal choice that we are all entitled to make ^_^
I WILL however, push back on anyone that is DEMANDING me to make a video about a HOME REMEDY or any NON-REPUTABLE product.
Maltese Obsession shares our favorite Grooming Go To products, but we do AGREE that there are MANY GREAT choices out there to choose from. LOTS and LOTS of AWESOME items to try and test out! ^_^
k……sigh…breath…nuff said… I just had to share this note as I have received many messages that have SCARED me about what folks think that I should VIDEO next as a home remedy for EYE CARE …. must now go back to MY HAPPY PLACE with the dogs …. ^_^
Chris Christensen makes one of the better dryers for home and pet grooming. I will compare the ‘Kool Pup’ with a pretty sub-standard ‘pet dryer’ that I am sad that I spent money on.
I am SMILING at you!!!!
The one thing I have learned over the years is that ‘YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR’, although this isn’t always true….but it proved true for dog dryers that I chose.
KOOL PUP is currently 25% off! I paid full price == it really is a great deal!
Drying the dogs with a human hair dryer never worked very well for me. The COOL air was always TOO COLD and the HOT was TOO HOT. Not to mention how awkward it is to try and dry a dog when I only have two hands with a clunky hair dryer in one hand. THE FORCE of the air was always toooooo weak to ever dry the ears completely.
Dolce with Kool Pup (left) and Metro Air (right)
Years ago I cheaped out and spent $100 on a Metro Air Dryer. Three tries and I never touched it again until I had to dig it out for this review (WASTE). $100 was a LOT of money to spend on a dog hair dryer in my mind. This ORANGE thing was LOUD and the tank get HOT HOT HOT and the air is TOO HOT and the tank is UNSTABLE. The cord was sooooo short that the dryer had to sit right next to the dog in order to reach, which makes it feel like both of us are in the middle of a hurricane! The orange canister on this ‘thing’ gets super hot as well…clunky…hot….oh dear…
The hose on the Kool Pup is about 3x longer
Dolce right after the Youtube Video shoot!
When I fell in love with the Maltese breed 5 years ago, I became consumed and ‘obsessed’ with everything maltese. I dragged my kids to every AKC dog show and every grooming show that came near us. It was at one of these dog shows that I was introduced to the Chris Chistensen KOOL PUP dog dryer, along with many of their other products.
The benefit of visiting dog shows and in particular ‘Grooming Shows’ is that many of the pet industry vendors will have booths for you to visit. You can touch and feel many products that are available to us and even NEWER products that haven’t yet been released to the public yet. Pet shows are amazingly fun to visit.
See how long the hose is on the Kool Pup? Hi Dolce!
The Kool Pup just recently went on sale for $220, which makes this a good time to splurge if you have multiple dogs like I do. I paid $325 for it at the show, but was lucky to have received quite a few gifts along with my purchase.
Thanks to our grooming obsessed friends on Spoiled Maltese forum for alerting our SM community that this Kool Tool was on SALE SALE SALE! Never has it been priced this low. I might have to get another for the human girls in my home!
The added ‘HOLD A HOSE’ flexible extra arm, that can be used with the dryer to allow a hands free drying, is currently $85. The dryer can be used without the arm, but I have to say that the extra arm comes in really handy if you can make the splurge.
This dryer comes in some pretty cool colors and is very small for the amount of air that is forced through it. The hose on the Kool Pup is plenty long enough that I place the actual dryer as far away as I can from the grooming table, in order to help with the reduction of noise for my dogs.
The force of the air on the dryer is quite strong and will reduct the drying time of your dog significantly. You’ll notice in the VIDEO TUTORIAL, that I had to ‘batten down the hatches’ and cover my grooming supplies, so that I wouldn’t have top knot bands flying all over!
The air temperature coming from the dryer will warm up after a few minutes of running on FULL POWER.
Currently $220 for the Kool Pup on sale from $325…thanks for the heads up on the sale SM friends
The ‘LOUDNESS’ factor plays a role when drying our maltese. The scientific and R&D side of my brain wanted to measure and compare the decibel levels.
Hair Dryer on high measured 98-99
Metro Air on ‘ON’ switch measured 107-108
Kool Pup on the highest measured 79-80
Decibel Level for Hair Dryer 98-99
Decibel Level for Metro Air 107-108
I used an app on my iPad to measure decibel levels relative to the hair dryer, the metro force and the Kool Pup. These levels can vary depending on how the decibel meter is calibrated.
Kool Pup Decibel Level on HIGHEST is 80
Kool Pup Decibel Level on MID LEVEL was 75
Kool Pup on Lower Setting was 68, but I NEVER use it this low as the air comes out too cool on the lowest setting
The number one complaint heard about the Kool Pup dryer is that the air is not warm enough. This force dryer pushes the ambient air in your room and does warm it slightly. The fact that the air doesn’t get too warm, makes it amazingly safe to use on our dogs. On cold winter days when the dogs are really cold after a bath, I will ‘FEED’ the Kool Pup warm air by facing a warm hair dryer towards the vent of the Kool Pup. This allows the Kool Pup to push a ‘warmer then ambient’ temperature out to my cold dog.
My GO TO GROOMING TOOL(s) GTGT that I use when blow drying my dog are the CC wooden pin brush and the Madan pin brush. The CC FUSION brush is brass plated and is not meant to be used on a wet coat NOR with any types of sprays and solvent.
When the dog is wet it is more pleasant for your dog if you brush out with the CC Wooden pin brush. As the dogs becomes dryer, you can switch over to the Madan pin brush in order to fully straighten the hair.
Dolce says YUCK to any other dryer!
The video tutorial will show how straight Dolce’s fur becomes after using the Kool Pup. If I didn’t dry her with this amazing little dryer, her hair would be pretty WAVY and CLUMPY. You can see her natural wavy hair in the beginning of the video.
This battle of the dog dryers was a ‘BLOW OUT’!
The END!!! ‘nuf said…
Dolce smiling right after the video shoot was finished!
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.