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"White Glove":

White Glove is An Extreme reference, but Are Your Hands Clean After Petting Your Dog?

If you think your pet would pass a 'white glove test' - you're in good shape.
What does that even mean?

If you think we'd run him down with a damp white cloth, and come up with 'stains' from waxy, to oily, to brown or black, he needs to be brushed and thoroughly 'washclothed'.
I mean sure, you could bathe 'em. What a pain in the neck. And rarely endeavored simply for that reason. But wash cloths are super-easy.
MOST dogs have no itching from clay, sand, dust, settled smog, leaf-litter, pollen and moulds on the ground (and embedded in their coat) but: For those dogs that ARE itchy from those 'dusts' (ATOPY) - being 'white glove' clean is critical. So, how would THIS dog do if I used a damp paper towel on the coat today?

A waxy coat merits grooming action of some kind. An oily coat merits at LEAST thorough brushing. A flaky coat merits action of some kind. Regular brushing and washclothing of dogs may be your most important hedge against skin issues.

What's the Take Away?

  1. We don't brush our dogs enough
  2. We don't keep their skins "clean" and flake-free
  3. The coats don't get any rain nor near enough moisture
  4. Oils, serum, waxes and flakes of skin catastrophically impact skin-performance.
  5. A crew cut ALWAYS improves derm cases.
  6. More baths, more wet wipe-downs and more brushing.

Best Brush Ever

This is the best brush on the planet. This is the one I use on Ajax and I *did* used to use a Furminator - used to recommend that but for Ajax, it kinda grated on his elbows and knees. This is smoother and it CLEANS itself with the push of the button on the back the tines retract and then you just remove the mat of hair. They're cheaper than you'd think, too!

Amazon has them click here.

Have you seen these?

These can track your pet (or kid) in real time and unless they get the thing off their collar, you can find your pet. Highest rating on Amazon - reliable and again, unlimited range. (It uses the internet)

Put one on your pet soon, and cut your chances of losing your pet.

Long range, waterproof Pet Location GPS Tracker.

Something else I found for my dog "Ajax" that's cool:

Sporn Dog Halter STOPS "pulling and tugging" NOW. (Link)

This is what I use now, with my dog Ajax. I used to use the Gentle Leader, but I didn't like including his face in the thing. Now, this just goes around his chest and he DOES NOT PULL ANY MORE. It's great! Amazon.com has it.

You can buy a fat bundle of 'wet wipes' with Cetaphil and I'd recommend it. They're great for cleaning healing wounds, dirty ears, cleansing around some eyes, under-tails, surgery sites, sores.

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