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Grooming / Video Trial on a Shampoo Addictive
« on: Feb 05, 2016, 13:30 »
I recently found a shampoo additive that has helped my rescue Abby.
Her long hair  tangling and matting terribly and comb outs become a nightmare for her. This was my last resort for I had tried every conditioner ever made for problem knotty hair.
I was frankly dumbfounded it worked and worked so well from the first shampoo....second shampoo this week was even better.
I asked professional groomers why doesn't everyone use this or not aware of it and she said simply that to save on advertising the company now just uses Facebook to get the word out and of course not everyone uses FB do they?
So I'm sharing my secret via a video I made to show you what all professional groomers already know about...

Grooming / Stains and Colloidial Silver
« on: Feb 05, 2016, 13:21 »
Sorry I have been gone way too long and having a catch up day with the forum....
Here's a few things I've been working on.....
I've had some good results lately treating bacteria, yeast and red stains under the eye and chin that were wet from tears or drinking water, red fur between the paw pads and thought I'd share the results.

I was using a name brand Colloidal silver in liquid form and gel at 15% ppm was helping my females wet weepy eyes but it didn't last all day and it wasnt strong enough to kill the bacteria causing the problem with facial staining. Colloidial  Silver has been used for century's in people as a natural antibiotic and bacteria can not grow in its presence.

The 15% gel formula ( Same manufacturer ) wasn't suitable for long facial hair as I left it sticky and eventually hard. But the gel did work better on paw pads...applied at nighttime when it had a chance to stay on the paw longer.

So I read all the PDF files on manufacturing Colloidial  Silver and found not every brand is the same...cutting to the short's how Not how finely the silver into microns but rather the weight added per million to sterile water...Also the process of of charging the ion in the silver is important in manufacturing.

So I found a UK supplier that was manufactured under laboratory conditions at 30% ppm....That's double my previous.
999 Silver (80% ionic, 20% particulate) in steam distilled water, Ph 8.46. Average particle size 27 nm  as determined by TEM.
The results started showing within one week....

Abby had a whisker pad that stayed so wet all the time from tears the hair was actually rotting in patches.
Her eyes were no longer weeping with tears, the mucous deposits were minimum in the morning and she was no longer rubbing her face on anything upright because it itched. Now her face and eyes stayed dry around the clock with a fine spray twice a day.
Her red stained white hair got no deeper in color and white new hair was growing in with no stains what so ever.
Her face no longer smells of yeast and she's not rubbing her face on furniture anymore.

After one month a noticeable difference as you will see.

With such good results I started my male on the same spray for red stains from tearing in his deep skin fold and got the same results. Dryer eyes,  staining lessened.

Are my results the typical? That I do not know.....But I can attest it did work on my two dogs.
It must be applied twice a day and without fail for it to work. Abby's eyes will go back to tearing excessively if I stopped but she is a ill bred puppy mill dog with bad genetic's.
My male is a better bred dog but I know him and his tear air gets in there and it's a perfect breeding ground for bacteria...wet and I apply it every day.
As the old stains grow out I'm trimming just the in another month Abby will have white whiskers again and a white chin.

So here's my results in pictures....

General dog chat / Dog CPR Chart
« on: Jun 20, 2015, 21:46 »
Print and save. Hope no one ever needs it but you never know

General dog chat / What's In Your Doggy First Aid Kit?
« on: Jun 20, 2015, 21:43 »
Here is a few idea's....

Rectal thermometer


gauze patches

cotton balls


Styptic pencil (cauterizes small wounds) or stop bleed powder

butterfly bandages

small electric trimmer with spare battery (to shave an area if you need to butterfly bandage it before going to the vet)

Small syringe (to measure and give oral medication)

kaopectate (diarrhea)

benadryl (allergic reaction and topical dermatitis)

hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting)

the phone number and address of the nearest emergency clinic


Antibiotic cream

Small Magnifying glass ( for thorns)

Dog treats / Paw Oatmeal Cookie
« on: Jun 20, 2015, 21:33 »

2 Cups of oatmeal

4 T. of peanut butter

2 T. water

4 Eggs

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

2 tsp. of raw honey

180C................20 min.

Mix all ingredients together. Cover bowl, let set for 10 min. Drop by teaspoon on parchment lined cookie sheet. Store in air tight container in the refrigerater.

Dog treats / Birthday Pup Cakes
« on: Jun 19, 2015, 23:07 »

Doggie Birthday Pupcakes      

Doggie Birthday Pupcakes      

Always a hit for our paws special day

Serves: 12 pupcakes

2 cups carrots, shredded
3 eggs
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tsp cinnamon
½ cup rolled oats
3 cups whole wheat flour

8oz low fat or fat free cream cheese, softened
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
Preheat oven to 350F
Apply cooking spray to muffin tin
Stir together the carrots, eggs, and applesauce
In another bowl, combine cinnamon, oats and flour.
Add the egg mixture and mix until well-blended. Add water a spoonful at a time if dough is too dry.
Press into muffin tin. The dough won't rise very much, so you can fill them all the way without fear of overflow.
Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool completely on wire rack.

Whip together both ingredients until light and fluffy.
Spoon frosting into pastry bag and pipe onto pupcakes, or spread with a knife.
Store extra cupcakes in refrigerator, and let come to room temperature before feeding to pups.

General dog chat / Allergy Check List
« on: Jun 19, 2015, 19:20 »


Food allergies result from an ingredient in the food affecting the dog's immune system.

Food allergy symptoms include:

* Diarrhea
* Itchy skin
* Excessive scratching
* Hot Spots and skin infections
* Chronic or recurrent ear infections
* Hair loss

Contact Allergies

Contact allergies result from a part of the dog's exterior body coming into contact with something.

Symptoms of contact allergies in dogs include:

* Hives
* Rashes
* Blisters
* Darkening or thickening of the skin

Grooming / Abby's Journey To Healthy Hair
« on: Jun 18, 2015, 11:18 »
I wanted to add another Shih Tzu to my home and a companion to my male last year. My husband found a ad and sight unseen we went to have a look.
She was the same age as my male but was very skinny, left outdoors all the time and in a state of neglect. Not at all what I was looking for but my heart broke seeing her in that household. So last Christmas I adopted her and brought her home.
First a vet visit for a check up and arrange spaying. She was underweight, ear infection, one ear canal impacted with dirt and hair in patches looked like it was dryer lint.
With the paper wok that came with her we searched it back in her short year of life that she was bred in a puppy mill (which still happens to be running). Sold to a puppy store, bought and passed onto another woman who didn't want her then onto the last woman were we found her.
She was on the cheapest dog food and chews that are commonly bought in discount stores.
I put her on home cooking, groomed her with the very best shampoo and conditioners.
After three months she shed out her old trash hair, new growth was silky and shines.
She gained weight and my little junk yard dog has now blossomed into a beautiful healthy baby.
There is no substitution for quality food. Cheap dog food needs to stay where you found it...On the shelf! Don't buy cheap food.
When I can figure out how to post pictures I will show you my sweet little girl.

Grooming / Self Taught Grooming Video's
« on: Jun 17, 2015, 21:17 »
I have self taught myself to groom my two Shih Tzu's and made several video's to help out others on a Shih Tzu site that I am a member of.

Asking permission first to post them here if it's ok?

Introductions / Hello from Yorkshire
« on: Jun 17, 2015, 21:05 »
So happy to have found your site. Very useful information. I own two Shih Tzu's, both 1 1/2 yrs old.
My male is a allergic and sensitive dog and by trial and error found the foods he's allergic to and how to care for his skin so he isn't so itchy. He also is prone to tear staining and red dye yeast....which I've just got cleared up.
They both eat home cooked and after worrying they may not be getting all the vitamins ....I just received my first bag of Lily's Kitchen Chicken & Duck.  He also is very finicky about his food and what he likes this week, he won't touch next week.
While they were being baby sat at their Uncles they loved LK which was in their dogs bowl... so I'm trying a bag and the breakfast crunch.
Won't be the first time I've tried a new food...if it doesn't work out, it too will go to the bin. Fingers Crossed.

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