Chickadee Says: How Tink Stays Clean: All Natural Pet Grooming

Saturday, October 5, 2013

How Tink Stays Clean: All Natural Pet Grooming

Hello Darlings!

One of the questions I get asked over and over is “how on earth do you keep Tinkerbelle clean!?” Samoyeds like Tink are super white, incredibly fluffy, and fabulously naughty (read: mud puddles). However, as much as those three qualities sound like they make for an extremely dirty dog, Samoyeds are a hypoallergenic dog breed- they have no dander as they have hair that keeps clean much like a human’s would. But when I can’t just brush out the dirt, there are a few tools I use to keep little miss Tink sparkling!

A good shampoo is key. I use a combination of two Earthbath ones, Mediterranean Magic, which is for combating any strong smells (Tink is rather gross sometimes and likes to roll in dead things) and Light Color Coat Brightener which brightens up her fur and smells like lavender! Earthbath is an amazing company that makes all-natural shampoos (and a number of other products) that are great for your pet, environmentally friendly, and not tested on animals!

After her bath, I blow dry Tink to prevent any hot spots, which, with how dense Samoyed’s coats are, are easy for them to get. As she is drying I swear by the Furminator to get all the extra loose fur out.

If she needs it, I use a nail clipper and a file. I prefer the kind where you stick the nail into the center hole then cut, as I feel that this type of clipper is easier to use than most and prevents injury! Use a file to smooth down any rough edges so she doesn’t scratch herself (or the floor!) and you’re good to go.

If I don’t have time (or the patience) to give Tink a full bath, I use TrueBlue Fresh-In-A-Flash Cleansing spray, a biodegradable coat-freshener that smells wonderful and really brightens up a dirty coat! All you do is squirt it on you pup’s coat and brush! Super easy and super effective!

Lastly, don’t forget to brush! Use a natural pup-specific toothpaste (this one is peanut butter flavored) and a long-handled dog toothbrush and keep those teeth pearly white!

Do you have a grooming routine? Let me know what products you use in the comments below!
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