GROOMING OBSESSION: Maltese Grooming at HOME – Body Trimming and Face Shaping

 

 

 

We will soon list the items that we used in this video so that you can find them on Amazon to purchase.

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Dolce FLIP TOOL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








Maltese GROOMING: Uppity-Do-Dah Hairstyles

Many people had requested a video showing you how we put up Cosette’s hair for the Black and White photo.cropped-IMG_6750_sm.jpg

It is VERY IMPORTANT to NEVER include any of the EAR LEATHER when doing any type of hairstyles.   We ALWAYS check to ensure that ZERO SKIN is in any tied up hair, therefore only HAIR is banded.

 

The necklaces, and some of the hair accessories are sold in our MOBLING store.

 

Thank you and Happy Grooming!
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Maltese Face Washing ~ Shampoo and Washing Maltese Beard and Face ~ Mini MO Facial SPAW

We show you are latest routine for washing and cleaning around the face. This is a ‘IN-Between’ baths face washing that has helped to whiten Dolce’s face and keep her muzzle very clean and healthy.

If you see our previous videos from ONE YEAR ago, Dolce’s tear stains and muzzle stains have very much whitened.   We added this new regime of shampooing the face and beard with the SHOW Premium SLS Free shampoo just before Christmas 2014.   We saw immediate results in cleaning up of all the dogs faces, while adding such a fresh smell to their kissable muzzles.

Tropiclean Blueberry Facial scrub can be found on Amazon   

Show Premium Pet products can be found at pishpad.com

MOBling is available on our website at

 

Maltese Tear Stain Cleaning Solution Demo’d by TWEETY the SWEETY & DOLCE da DIVA ** (^_^) **

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).

We also still enjoy using the Tropiclean Blueberry Facial scrub during baths, but must remember to use conditioning after using this product.

We have a SEPARATE routine for FACE/MUZZLE hair  cleaning as this is just what we often do to clean the area around the eyes.

Here is the link to purchase the Butler Schein Tear Stain Cleaning Solution

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

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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 …. ^_^

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Cosette’s NEW Korean Styling ~~ Sprinkle of Seoul ~ Korean Cut

Cosette ~ Cheerful & CaringHappy 5th Birthday to my 1st Pet Maltese Cosette.    Cosette arrived to us and she has FOREVER changed our lives.

Cosette ~ my first maltese!
Cosette ~ my first maltese!

Cosette is who has inspired us to grow MALTESE OBSESSION.    Cosette came to us via her AKC Breeder, who had her hand delivered and escorted to us by airplane ride.   Cosette was so sweet and smart from the minute we held her in our hands.   She was FULLY POTTY trained within the first MONTH.    Cosette since then has enjoyed sleeping right next to my rib cage each night in our bed.

Cosette as a puppy NEVER had any eye staining
Cosette as a puppy NEVER had any eye staining

Cosette can play fetch with a tiny cat ball 24 hours a day if we would engage with her.   We stock up on these tiny balls each Christmas as we can never find them any other time of year.

Cosette is ALWAYS Cheerful and CARING!    WE LOVE HER!

Cosette has always been in a creative AMERICAN style cut her whole life, but we decided to give her a fresh new look for her 5th Birthday.

We slowly transitioned her to a KOREAN STYLE GROOM.

Cosette ~ Cheerful & Caring
Cosette ~ Cheerful & Caring

The reason we transitioned her Korean style cut, is because we wanted to take care to NOT cause unnecessary staining by having the short muzzle hairs poke her in the eyes.

NONE of the hairs ON TOP OF HER NOSE NOR IN BETWEEN HER EYES have been cut in this particular Korean cut.    Cosette’s style of Korean cut is VERY different from Tweety’s.

Cosette has some nerves that get her stressed some on the grooming table and other uncomfortable places.   She tends to show signs of stress sometimes when she is nervous.    Cosette typically dances all over the grooming table as she really finds it nerve wracking to be off the floor.   She prefers not even to be held unless she is able to sit on your lap on the couch.

We therefore try to break up her grooming sessions into multiple MINI grooming sessions.    If you have a nervous dog, or one that dislikes the grooming process, we recommend splitting up your grooming routine into little MINI SPA Sessions ^_^

Hair products used:

 

PurePaws.net       or     in our MO SHOP

 

Cosette ~ Cheerful & Caring

 

 

We hope you enjoy the videos where we show you how we created Cosette’s new Sprinkle of SEOUL with a Dash of California ~~ SeoulCAL look.

Korean Style Cut ~~ NO Cutting Hairs on top of nose NOR in between eyes

WARNING ~~~ Please do not try to use SHEARS, CLIPPERS OR SCISSORS  around the NECK, EYES OR FACE if you are not experienced in using these sharp grooming tools.  We also recommend you not use the same tools around your DOGS FEET, unless you have been properly taught SAFETY technique on how to use them.      ~~~~~~ KOREAN style cuts involve very fine detail work around the FACE and FEET and SAFETY should be a PRIORITY.             

 


 

Cosette & Tweety and 5 Years of Styles!

A FANTASTIC and Glamorous Groom can change the entire look of a dog.    Cosette and Tweety have gone through many good and BAD grooms through the years.    We thought we’d share a visual to some different hair cuts they’ve sported over the years.   Similar to humans, a GREAT CUT will grow out very pretty!

From Left to Right shows Cosette's different styles through the last 5 years
From Left to Right shows Cosette’s different styles through the last 5 years

Cosette is my first Maltese and she is what started my Maltese Obsession.     Which style for COSETTE do your LOVE???

Tweety is the family grandparents maltese.   Grandma had knee surgery and so Tweety visits with us often.     Does Tweety the Sweety look best with MORE SEOUL or MORE CALI???

Tweety went from my mother's groomers hands to mine ~~ quite a few changes
Tweety went from my mother’s groomers hands to mine ~~ quite a few changes

 

Tweety Ears Flying

Thanks for visiting & Happy Grooming!

MOH

Tweety September 2014

 

 

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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