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.
MINK OBSESSION: New Minky MO Bows
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.
If you prefer Chris Christensen over Madan for brushes and combs, the Chris Christensen pin brushes, slicker brushes, wooden pin brushes and metal combs are excellent:
A great less expensive alternative wooden pin brush that I love for both myself and my dogs are:
Maltese Puppy Villa Supplies
Pee Pads from COSTCO or from AMAZON
Puppy Pee Pad Tray or we use a washing machine tray from HomeDepot or Lowes
X-Pen aka Excercise Pen
Puppy Teething and Play Toys
Puppy Bed(s) … will have accidents, so you’ll want to pick up a few
Puppy Blankets (where you can rub your human scent on so the puppy can still smell you when you are not with them)
Plastic Shower Curtain to lay underneath the Puppy Villa
Some pee tray ideas. Check the size and you’ll want a pretty low lip so that the puppy can easily hop in to go potty. For boys you can get a little fire hydrant and place in the middle of the tray. The tray replacements for the wire crates work well.
WARNING: This Laundry Machine Tray is HUGE, but I wanted to leave you a link … it can be found at Home Depot or Lowes. We love these as we have multiple dogs.
PUPPY FOOD AND TREATS
There are so many amazing choices in what to feed your new puppies. Generally you’ll want to keep the puppy on the same food as what the breeder had them on. You can transition to a new food slowly to ensure that you won’t be having to clean up a mucky wet sick poop. Experiment with foods that your puppy will enjoy as well as one that will help produce nice clean stool. Runny poops for consecutive days may mean that the puppy does not tolerate the food or treat.
We have experimented with kibble, raw and a variety of premium dog foods. Tweety had an illness that required her to be on either a prescription diet or a limited ingredient grain free diet. We chose to bring Tweety back to health by home cooking a grain free diet for her. Currently we still either home cook or we purchase food from JUSTFOODFORDOGS.com The girls also enjoy the JUSTFOODFORDOG treats. They LOVE the food and they have maintained and overall great health.
Puppies are pack animals and love sleeping and hanging out with their humans. We recommend getting a BIG HUMAN bed. We started training our girls by having them sleep inside their puppy crate in the middle of our bed. I woke up in the middle of the night several hours apart to let them out to potty on the pee pad in our bathroom. We did our potty sessions with low light and zero conversation to keep the puppy relaxed and to let them know that night time was for sleeping. After a quick potty break they were put back in their little crate for more sleep. The puppy quickly learned to not potty until morning and they were eventually able to sleep through the entire evening without a potty break.
Some families prefer the puppy to sleep alone in their puppy villa. If possible it is best to have a separate puppy villa as close to a human family member as possible so that the puppy can not be alone and scared. We recommend having a ticking clock near the puppy to allow the puppy to hear the pulse of mama’s heartbeat. A huge comfort to the puppy when then they can’t be right next to their humans is clothes or blankets that have the human scent on them. We like to throw our sweatshirts or t-shirts in with the young puppies to allow them to nest in something soft that smells like us. Puppies have just been separated from their Mama and pack so they will be grieving the loss of their loves, but they will absolutely bond and love with their humans.
HUGS and WET KISSES to all the new forever furry kiddos you’ll be welcoming into your hearts and homes!