We have several ways to bath our dogs. We often use soaking tubs to have the dogs SOAK in Shampoo as well as Conditioner.
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.
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.
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
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’
We LOVE playing around with shampoos to try and find the perfect formula to get them
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
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
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
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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 ^_^
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.
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.
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 ^_^
We will take more about the uses of the AMPLIFY line from PURE PAWS in a future blog post, but we love it as our GT for Korean style cuts…..more later
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.
~ ~ 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.
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!
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???