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    Thanks Natt,

    I heard that the reason behind tomato paster and vinegar is same which is neutralising the system. My boys won't drink water with apple cider (I used the one with big apple picture on the bottle) but loved tomato paste (mind you "organic"). They did not mind but I am the one who could not cope with that routine. My chookie seemed a bit better but not very much. Yes i have a tiny trimmer, too. He won't let me do it. So be it. i just use scissors now. Luckily he likes the touch, so I just pretend that i just massage with scissors and cut very quickly before he bites me.
    Yes I took him to a groomer. Groomer said they only could do the body as he was very aggressive, so there goes my $60.00.
    Some people say wipe the around eyes with contact lens cleanser/disinfectant. That seems working better than those cleansers you can buy from pet suppliers.
    I swear Chookie will be my first and last swf dog. Not for me...I love him though. Too much self talk....I should stop...
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    Hi everyone,

    Chookie had hair cut and bath. Please have a look at the photos and make some suggestions how i can improve etc (after the ordeal, Chookie got tired and would not get up so photos are not really for the grooming purpose....at least I think he looks so pretty..)

    BTW i groomed Chookie's head for teddy bear look and kennel cut throughout the body with #5 leaving tail quite long.
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    Oh he looks good!
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    he looks great good job. Very cute.

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    he looks really good.
    We also have a s/zuX just like him who hates her face being cut, but we get a mobile groomer (one that comes to your house) and she does our dogs with no real problems. You can have them bathed and have eyes clipped. You don't have to have their body done. But it looks like you did a pretty good job yourself.

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    Thanks everyone. I call him Pretty Boy rather than Chookie....
    Again feet are also difficult to groom...I have to do that another time.

    BTW you can see those black whiskers on his left jowl (right side is not too bad)...how do you get rid of them? My partner tells me to leave, saying "He is a boy besides they are very sensitive...." though I can not stop thinking about there must be a way to get rid of them...

    Perhaps this obsessiveness indicates that I am not qualified to be a swf dog owner...well he will be my first and last swf dog....I promise
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    [QUOTE=hachna;108812]Thanks Natt,

    Some people say wipe the around eyes with contact lens cleanser/disinfectant. That seems working better than those cleansers you can buy from pet suppliers.
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    Hi hachna,

    we have starting having some major issues with tear staining in the last few weeks - jax looks like he has been crying blood tears!

    we rang the groomer and they were really unhelpful; pretty much said there was nothing we could do. The vet said he has lazy tear ducts which is apparently normal. She suggested using weak black tea to clean but i find this is not helping to improve.

    Chookie's eyes look great in the pics you posted - can you give me more information about how you clean with the contact lens solutions? how often, how u dry it after etc?

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    Hi azu,

    The daily eye cleaning routine as follows:

    1 tissue-clean off any gunky stuff around eyes
    2. comb (I use flea comb)
    3. clean with contact lens solution (i use cotton balls)-no rinse (i have been a contact lens user more than 25 years now-I can say it is safe)
    4.when it dried, comb through

    Fortnightly-trim off any discoloured hair

    Unfortunately we can only minimise the discolouring and i guess we can do occasional bleach by a groomer.

    People suggest good apple cider to the water bowl:1. my boys do not drink the water 2. I am not sure about vinegar and teeth situation. so I decided to stop

    tomato paste-I think it improved a bit but not enough for me to conitnue with the hassle-you may want to try-it won't hurt your dog

    I am trying to get a pair dog goggles so he can wear for outing-summer is approaching and I think the goggles can help. I have found us shops are at least 50% cheaper, we should enjoy the fact that our money can go further

    Good luck!
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    thanks hachna - I will try. I also wear contacts so have solution at home.

    I was going to try the apple cider vinegar but thought it would be quite hard to get him to drink it...and the thought of feeding him tomato paste was unappealing as i know he would get it all over his mouth

    thanks again for the advice!

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