I was gromming Bella yesterday and was focusing on her face and ears. No problem with mats we tackle those with patience and slow brushing. The problem that we have though is her muzzle. She doesn't get mats but these little sticky junky ball things that clump her hair and are a pain to get out. I don't know where it is coming from. It isn't dirt since it is very sticky. She does come out to the horse barn and scarfs around the stalls looking for grain that the horses have missed eating. I am thinking that this might be the culpret. Other than sweeping up after they eat, which is not going to happen since I don't sweep stalls, I have to do something else. Is there something good grooming wise that you recommend. She hates to just have her face washed over the tub so something I could spray on would be best. I have tried dawn with no luck. The surround hair is really dry as well so I think this is compounding the problem making the stuff whatever it is really stick good. I have "ice on ice" but have not tried that yet.
any help would be great since this is almost worse than those stinking little toe mats she occasionally gets
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|I'm not sure since it is sticky, but can you comb it out with a flea comb? If not, for sticky stuff I use peanut butter - the oils release the sticky and the wigglebums like the taste. I've not tried it on their muzzles, though. |
|I know just what you mean. If you wash with a good shampoo and then comb thru with a fine tooth comb it will pick those out. May need to wash and redo a time or too. I wash my guys faces nearly every day so I dont get them often. Being my dogs are basically on display when I teach class and then must have clean faces for therapy visits this is one area I really keep on top of.|
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