Grooming and feeding dogs

@maximax8 (27045)
February 18, 2013 5:50am CST
I have two miniature poodles. I last had the dog groomer round in November. I was short of money in January due to car repairs. I have booked the dog groomer to come round as my black poodle is now way too furry. I have noticed some white fur coming off my white and black poodle. Poodles are meant to be non-moulting. The fur of my black poodle grows more quickly than my white and black poodle. I am taking them to the vet later this week for their vaccinations. I am feeding the a mixture of wet and dry dog food. I give them a dental chew stick every day. Do you have a professional groomer for your dog or dogs? Is your dog or are your dogs fussy with their food? How are the teeth of your dog? What sort of condition are they in?
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@inu1711 (5288)
• Romania
18 Feb 13
My dog is an Airedale Terrier. I couldn't find a professional groomer for her terrier coat, so I had to learn how to groom it myself. There are plenty of information on the Internet about how to strip an Airedale. All I needed was time and ambition. Grooming a terrier's wired coat is a little more difficult than grooming a long coat like Poodles'. A friend of mine used to have a medium white Poodle and she didn't know how to groom him. I groomed him for 6 years until he passed away. Now my friend got a Bichon Frise girl and I do the grooming for her, too. Poodles and Bichons have a dense coat that is so easy to trim! The secret is to brush it properly, than use the scissors to trim it to the desired length. Have you ever tried to trim your dogs yourself?
@maximax8 (27045)
20 Feb 13
I like the sound of your Airdale Terrier dog. I can imagine a wired coat like hers. Well done for grooming the Poodle of your friend. It is lovely you cut the fur on her Bichon Frise nowadays. I find the fur once it comes of annoys my allergies.
@ElicBxn (60692)
• United States
19 Feb 13
We have a couple of older (10-12 year old) dogs. They are both short haired and have never been to a groomer. Heck, my poor dog, Cujo, never even had a BATH before he came to my house, never even been in a HOUSE before he came here. Honestly, I don't know if we'd even know if they are shedding, who could tell with all the cats?
@maximax8 (27045)
20 Feb 13
Your two dogs sound really lovely. I can see your cats probably moult. It is nice when dogs and cats get on well.
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@mrsuniega (789)
• Philippines
18 Feb 13
well for me I used to own dogs around three years ago. since the dogs are not quite expensive, i don't have vet for my dogs. i just properly feed them take them to bath three or twice a week, let them run everyday. for your poodles i think you have to groom them almost every month. try to groom them by your self besides they are easy to groom, just use proper tools to do it.
@maximax8 (27045)
20 Feb 13
Yes, my poodles like their walks in the countryside, beaches and local streets. I can brush and comb their fur. In particular cutting their facial fur is challenging.
@pandora22 (869)
• Romania
18 Feb 13
I will have my vet degree this year so I groom and treat my own pets myself. Poodles are a little harder to groom thanks to the type of coat that they have. My dog does not have a curly fur, so I only wash her and brush her. In the summer time I also cut her fur a little bit. She is quite old right now- 15 years so I can't clean her teeth professionally because I can't afford the risks of an anesthesia. I only use denta sticks for her breath.
@maximax8 (27045)
20 Feb 13
It is fantastic you will have your vet degree later this year. It is great you use dental sticks for your dogs teeth. Washing and brushing you dog is superb for her.
@sacmom (14317)
• United States
23 Feb 13
"Do you have a professional groomer for your dog or dogs?" No, I don't. But then again my dog's coat is so short she doesn't need one. "Is your dog or are your dogs fussy with their food?" She can be at times. "How are the teeth of your dog? What sort of condition are they in?" They're in very good condition. She's still young though, so I guess that should be expected. Like you, my husband and I give our dog dental chews on a daily basis. That way her teeth have a better chance of staying nice. Happy mylotting!
• United States
20 Feb 13
Dogs teeth are very important, more important than anything. Without them they cannot chew, and soft dog food still needs to be chewed. Dental sticks are a great way to keep their teeth clean, I have a friend who is a Vet and they recommend giving them dental sticks once a month. It helps them keep a clean mouth and removes all that junk they build up from eating dog food to human food.