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Old 07-26-2007, 07:47 PM
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I'd love to catalog some grooming tips. I have 2 white Chis and some times their tear stains make me want to light myself ablaze. I'm having trouble finding real tips to help with them.

Also what are the best shampoos and creme rinses and why?
Do the whitening shampoos work? I mean really work?

What do you feed to help with the coat and shedding?
What brushes do you use?

What else would you like to know about in regards to grooming secrets or tips?
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Old 07-26-2007, 08:33 PM
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I was told by someone with a white chi who had very bad tear stains that she started to put a teaspoon of white vinegar in a bowl full of drinking water and after just 2 weeks the tears had nearly gone.
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I was told by someone with a white chi who had very bad tear stains that she started to put a teaspoon of white vinegar in a bowl full of drinking water and after just 2 weeks the tears had nearly gone.
I'm gonna give that a try. Thanks for the tip!
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ive found simple salt water better for cleaning eyes than most store bought products, there is a product called angel eyes however that works REALY well.

grooming on a short haired chi i usully suggest additional omega 3 in a high quiality diet and a simple rubber curry comb whihc will not only bring off the shedded hair but stimulate good circulation to the skin. for a real shine after a good groom rub down with a chameios cloth for a lil extra sheene

on long haired chis a deshed rake will easily take out the dead hairs, again add omega 3 (fish oil) and feed a high quality diet. a good rub down with a chameois will again add some shine to the coat as well.

my favoite shamppos thus far, Earthbath, (the coat brightening with lavender is especially nice) and Cain and Able brand shampoos and conditioners.
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I put the vinegar in the water today. Man you should have seen their faces. Maybe I'll start with a few drops and work up to the teaspoon.
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ive found simple salt water better for cleaning eyes than most store bought products, there is a product called angel eyes however that works REALY well.
I've seen the Angel Eyes product in my gwlittle catalog & was wondering if it really worked! The advertisement sounded pretty convincing, but I still wasn't sure!

What ratio is best for the salt water? And what kind of salt is best...does it matter?

I don't show mine or anything, but Stewie always has those tear stains...I'd like to at least be able to lighten them up some! They seem to be getting worse!
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Old 07-31-2007, 01:11 AM
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im told by alot of maltese customres that i shoudl get the angel eyes in cause it works great.
ive done 2 teaspoons of seasalt or epsom in 1/2 cup of warm/hot water so it dissolves better, stir and allow to cool to a comfy warm/cool.

and belive it or not, SPIT works the best. our cocker had bad tearstaines, then we got the cat, the cat cleans the dogs eyes every night by licking him, saliva is a salt based solution that cleans the tearstains away very quickly.
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and belive it or not, SPIT works the best. our cocker had bad tearstaines, then we got the cat, the cat cleans the dogs eyes every night by licking him, saliva is a salt based solution that cleans the tearstains away very quickly.[/QUOTE]

So would saline work then Foxy? I wouldn't want to try it without asking.

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