BATH – How We BATH a MALTESE DOG at Home

We have several ways to bath our dogs.    We often use soaking tubs to have the dogs SOAK in Shampoo as well as Conditioner.

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Soaking tubs are great for deep cleansing and conditioning.   You can find these drink tubs at Michaels during the summer months.   Foot soaking tubs that we have linked below are also great bath tubs for maltese less then 5 pounds.

 

 

 

 

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SHAMPOO OBSESSION:

We use a variety of products on the dogs that we groom.    When we bath puppies or dogs with sensitive skin issues, we like to use PURE PAWS OATS and ALOE.

FACE SHAMPOOS USED:

Tropiclean Blueberry Facial Scrub — rinsed thoroughly and condition afterwards as it can cause hair to dry out if left in too long.

Chris Christens HAPPY EYES, Tearless Shampoo — Sulfate Free === This was a first time using this product.   I like how safe it is for the face.

I also used the SHOW PREMIUM PET PRODUCTS  ROYAL TREATMENT Shampoo on Dolce’s face.   THIS product is NOT made for the face as it is a body shampoo, but I enjoy the way it smells on the dogs faces.   I am very careful not to get this product in the eyes as it is NOT a Tearless shampoo, albeit it is a SLS free product.

BODY SHAMPOOS USED:

PurePaws SILK BASICS Shampoo

PurePaws RECONSTRUCTING CONDITIONER mixed with PURE PAWS SILK CREME Conditioner

PURE PAWS is available at PUREPAWS.net or in our MO SHOP for cheaper shipping.    Amazon has some but the prices are very high!

 

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After we bathe the dog, we immediately clean out the ears.   We also clean the ears weekly if possible to prevent ear infections.

 

 






 

 


GROOMING: Teeth Brushing ~ Maltese Teeth Brushing Tutorial

 

We hope you enjoy watching us brush our teeth so that we can KISS KISS our humans!

 

NOTE:    Normally the CET Virbac Vanilla Mint toothpaste should cost between $8-$12 dollars depending on where you can find it.   It is sold on Amazon, Chewy’s, Doctor Foster and Smith and in your local specialized/boutique pet supply stores.    Sometimes this particular flavor sells out, so we like to stock up when the price is good and supply is available.      Many dogs and their humans really love the chicken and beef flavored toothpaste as well.

 

UPDATE:   January 2016   VANILLA MINT TOOTHPASTE IS BACK IN STOCK


 

Dreamy Chiffon & Pearl Hair Bling in 5 Colors!

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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Happy Easter 2015 from Team Maltese Obsession

Happy Easter to all of our friends.   We appreciate every one of our friends we have made through our Maltese Obsession journey.   We share with you a little video EASTER GIFT basket, where the Team MO girls dress up in their Easter finest and show you ‘LIFE at Team MO’

 

Day 2 – Groom & Glam Giveaway

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Day 2 ~~ Groom and Glam Giveaway ~~ its Dem Big Pastel Bows that the Girls Rocked!

 

…and HERE WE GO Day 2!

Each day will be either GROOMING GOODIES or GLAMORIZING BLING!

Todays Day 2 Winner will receive

 

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Set of 5 Bows in Pretty Pastel Colors ~~ You saw the MO girls rock these bows in Cosette’s recent Birthday Youtube video!

QUESTION ~~~~ WHAT ANIMAL DOES DOLCE REMIND YOU OF IN THE GIVEAWAY VIDEO? — DOES YOUR FUR BABY DO THE SAME THING TOO?????

WHAT???!!!! there are 10 MORE DAYS of GIVING after today??...FUN!!!!!
WHAT???!!!! there are 10 MORE DAYS of GIVING after today??…FUN!!!!!

 

 

Remember to look out for the qualifying rules.

Please SHARE and INVITE your friends to Participate!

Winter WHITE ~ How we turned Dolce’s fur into WINTER WHITE FUR!

Dolce in Winter White ^_^
Go To Grooming Shampoo to get WINTER WHITE

 

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Factor Zero – Cleans and Clarifies WINTER WHITE with (1+2) + 3 = SNOW ARTIC ICEY WHITE


We LOVE playing around with shampoos to try and find the perfect formula to get them

  • SOFT
  • SILKY
  • STRAIGHT
  • MAT Resistant
  • WINTER WHITE

EVERY maltese needs a different formula for this optimal ALIGNMENT of COAT PERFECTION!
Our maltese are PET Maltese and thus our main goals are simply SILKY, STRAIGHT and MAT FREE.     Dolce recently celebrated a birthday, and so I gave her our special formulation to get her even WHITER then she already is.

It was a SIMPLE as  1-2-3

First ~~~ We brushed out her coat before bathing to remove any unwanted mats

Next ~~~ We Clarified her coat with Pure Paws FACTOR ZERO = which happens to be a form of Enzymatic Whitener

Factor Zero -- Great for getting hair back to it's natural state and remove previous products from hair
Factor Zero — Great for getting hair back to it’s natural state and remove previous products from hair
Pure Paws Factor Zero Clarifying Shampoo
Pure Paws Factor Zero Clarifying Shampoo ~ Enzymatic Whitener

 

Factor Zero Clarifying Shampoo ~~ Always Step 1 as a form of Enzymatic Whitener
Factor Zero Clarifying Shampoo ~~ Always Step 1

 

NOW READY FOR THE 1-2-3 White WHITE?? Scary SNOWY White?   ARTIC ICEY WHITE? ^_^

SHAMPOO + WHITEN = 1 + 2

1 spoon of Pure Paws WHITE MAGIC + 2 spoons of AMPLIFY Shampoo ======= Dilute the 1+2 in Water ==== APPROXIMATELY 1 portion of Shampoo to 10 portions of Water

1 Spoon White Magic + 2 Spoons of Amplify Shampoo
1 Spoon White Magic + 2 Spoons of Amplify Shampoo

CONDITION = 3

3 spoons of Pure Paws AMPLIFY Conditioner ============= Dilute  to a 1:8 ratio (this dilution varies depending on the coat requirements of the dogs we style/groom and (sometime I will use the Conditioner UNDILUTED)

(1+2) + 3 = WINTER WHITE

http://store.purepaws.net  or http://showcoatpetsupply.3dcartstores.com        with MO10 Discount Code gives you 10% off 

NOTE:    We do not use these shampoos near the eyes.     We take care not to let any shampoo or conditioner get into the EARS NOR The EYES!

DOUBLE NOTE:   NO PHOTOSHOP and NO NO NO to PEROXIDE —- REMEMBER that I come at all this as an ORGANIC CHEMISTRY  ^_^

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WHITE MAGIC – never used alone for Maltese. A LITTLE goes A LONG way, only add a WHISPER amount and mix with the MAIN Shampoo

QUOTE FROM THE PURE PAWS DEVELOPMENT TEAM:

There has been a lot of questions about how whitening products work and if the White Magic dries out coat, Here is a slide that explains briefly what Pure Paws uses to make the White Magic. I can guarantee you that this product will not dry out any coat as long as you follow with a conditioner like with any normal shampoo.

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1 TINY WHISPER SPOON of WHITE MAGIC + 2 HEAPING SPOONS of Amplify Shampoo == DILUTED IN WARM WATER 1:8 or 1:10 Ratio

We do not use bleaches or peroxides to create a whiter coat. Our goal is to take care of the skin and coat and not damage the coat to get the results we are looking for. There are other ways to make a coat look whiter like:

1. Optical Brightners (Brightening Shampoo – No Rinse)
2. Enzymes (Factor 0 and BioEnzymatic Spray)
3. Pigments and Bluing agent (White Magic)

They all work differently and will give different result. The most important thing is that NONE of these products will dry out or damage a coat like bleaching agents or peroxides.

 

Here is a very INFORMATIVE PICTORAL Explanation from Pure Paws, which strives to educate.

How Whitening Agents Work
How Whitening Agents Work
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The little TRAVEL SIZE bottles for the RECONSTRUCTION Shampoo and Condoner
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Pure Paws Reconstruction Shampoo and Condition are our GO TO Shampoos === has been for years now === Only occasionally do I add a WHISPER of WHITE MAGIC

Our Maltese Obsession friends that have followed up from the beginning know that our GO TO GROOMING SHAMPOO is the Pure Paws Reconstruction LINE (PURPLE BOTTLES) — the reason this is our GTGS is that we find that our dogs mat very little or not at all using the Reconstructing Line.

We do however augment this formula to add shine or to additionally bulk up the hair, depending on the needs and style we are shooting for.    There are many many different mixtures of Pure Paws shampoos that we use to achieve the style and look that we are trying to achieve, whether it be for our dogs or for a clients.    The owner of PURE PAWS, calls it the MIXOLOGY of PURE PAWS.

I LOVE going to my Pure Paws product bar and playing mad chemist and making my own MAGIC formations ~~~ Mooowahahaha ^_^

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ANOTHER OPTION for WINTER WHITE would be to use the Reconstruction Shampoo and Conditioner:

(1 + 2) + 3 = (Spoon of Winter Magic + 2 Spoons of Reconstruction Shampoo) + 3 Spoons of Reconstruction Shampoo) = WINTER WHITE

OPTIONS ~~~ If the WHITE MAGIC is a scary product to use due to it’s very intense purple/violet pigment ~~~ try mixing in a SPRINKLE of the PP Star Line Brightening Shampoo instead.    Mix just a tiny spoon with your normal shampoo and it will also enhance the WHITE in your Maltese coat.   Condition, Condition, Condition the coat afterwards to ensure optimal results.

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MOH’s GO TO SHAMPOO is Pure Paws RECONSTRUCTION — PURPLE BOTTLES ~~ It’s ALL AWESOME!

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Dolce's Winter White ~ How we get Dolce the Maltese Clean and WINTER WHITE
Dolce’s Winter White ~ How we get Dolce the Maltese Clean and WINTER WHITE
How we get our Maltese WINTER WHITE Clean
How we get our Maltese WINTER WHITE Clean

Dolce's Winter White Dolce's Winter WhiteHappy Grooming!!!

~ ~ MOH ~ ~

If you would like to see DOLCE wearing her WINTER WHITE, please view her in this video

 

We have paid for all of the products that we discuss, as we want to be able to provide the most objective review as possible.

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