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26 February 2009 @ 09:17 pm
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a couple of grooming questions...

how often should a bostons ears be cleaned?
and how do you do it?

should i brush her teeth everyday? i have tried a couple of times, but it's horrible, she loves the toothpaste and keeps licking and the brush wont go into her mouth on the sides etc.
any tips?

and last....how often does everyone brush the coat?
she sheds like CRAZY!
 
 
 
masonatermasonater on February 27th, 2009 06:00 am (UTC)
i clean masons with ear wipes from petco whenever they get smelly which is about once ever week & 1/2-2 weeks.

teethbrushing forget about it. that usually equals me squirting the toothpaste directly into his clenched mouth. we tried multiple brushes and just on the finger..but no sir. mason loves his shit breath.

and finally, we have this glove thing with bristles on it that we use about the same about as the ear wipes. Fortunately masons not too much of a shedder. He HATES baths though and thats a problem because somewhow he gets so smelly.

what kind of toothpaste do you use??

Melindamindy1024 on February 27th, 2009 10:46 am (UTC)
Ears - I just usually wipe them with a kleenex or tp when I bath her
Toothbrushing - again, when I bath her. Our vet told a trick that helps - sit down or kneel behind the dog and reach around to the front...you can control their head much better this way. Also we use doggie toothpaste which she doesn't seem to mind but doesn't lick like crazy
Brushing - the best thing I have found is the Zoom Groom. It is rubber and really grabs the hair
Motivesgeekkid on February 27th, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
Our Maisey sheds like crazy but it's gotten better. We have a regular, small bristle brush that we actually use on her in the bath. After the bath as she dries I use one of those rubber brushes. It does a great job and we can usually go about a month before the next bath and brush. She seems to really enjoy it, too.
just another daynympha on February 27th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
I do Cole's ears when they start to smell....maybe one a month...I used Q-tips to get in the creases. My sis has a solution the vet gave her for her Boston, it breaks up debris and they shake it out, thats prob your best bet so nothing gets pushed in there cleaning it with tissues ect.

sinnomngrl: Dizzy brainsinnomngrl on February 27th, 2009 10:53 pm (UTC)
I clean my BTS ears once a week after clipping the nails.I use a gel solution thatis available at petco.you squirt it in,massage gently and they shake out the dirt.
I use petrodex chicken flavored toothpase,which they love.I found the best way is to do it often until theyre used to it,and I usually do all things at once.
My bts LOVE to be brushed,boy!Man do they love it.