Anyone have problems with face staining? : LUSENET : Shih-Tzu Talkshop : One Thread

Do you have problems, or solutions to this problem?

Of my six dogs, two stay nice and white, despite the fact that I don`t do anything different with them, than the others!

I use Galaxy Products, obviously, and a no-rinse shampoo EVERY night on the one that I am showing.

Personally I don`t like bleach - I`m very nervous about using it.(:o)

-- Anonymous, June 25, 2000


You`re right Susan, generally speaking I think that there are more black and whites with staining problems. Mind you, I also think that there are some lines which are genetically more prone to staining, just as there are some lines that stay stain free with little or no effort. (I`ve only ever had one dog like that - more`s the pity!)

-- Anonymous, August 22, 2001

Roz, Given the password by Jenny Quick. Have you tried Osmonds Facial stain remover? We have an 18month old b/w with mottled whites and we use it on her stained whiskers and her back legs. we found that it works better if you wet the coat with it and then use cotton pads to wipe the coat. If you rub the coat, once soaked between 2 cotton pads it gets the most out. We have also found that cornflour worked into the damp coat will also help to pull the stain out as well as whitening the coat.

-- Anonymous, June 26, 2000

At the moment, I am very lucky, as the little bitch I am showing just doesn`t stain. I do think that sometimes it`s in the genetic make up of the dog, and also their own personal ph balance can contribute to staining.

I have heard of the products you suggest, I understand that they are very good, and I will bear them in mind!(:o)

-- Anonymous, June 26, 2000

Another thing which I do find has helped, is that all my dogs drink from water bottles. I use the big litre bottles, I have four of them in a rack in my kitchen. Even my old Granny Shih-Tzu took to them without any problems. The faces stay dry, the water keeps fresh, and I no longer have a permanently wet kitchen floor!(:o)

-- Anonymous, July 24, 2000

Hi i have a little black and white boy who stains badly on his face i have tried just about every product on the market to try and remove it but nothing seems to work, its probably becaus i dont give them a real chance i try one for a few days and if i dont notice a difference i try something else. I too am nervous about using bleach on my dogs face, i wouldnt use it on my own so why should i subject my dog to it. any other ideas? Pat

-- Anonymous, August 19, 2001

Hi Pat! I swear by Chris Christensens no rinse shampoo. I find it`s a great product. I do my dogs face hair every night - you just spray it on, or use a cloth if your dog doesn`t like sprays, leave it for a minute or two, then blot it off with a dry cloth, and dry the face hair with a warm dryer. If you haven`t tried it, mail me your address, and I`ll send you some from my big bottle to try.(:o)

-- Anonymous, August 19, 2001

Maybe its just me, but I notice the darker parti colors (black/whites and red/whites) stain worse on their face than the lighter partis (gold/whites and silver/whites). I spoil my dogs a bit and let them do alot of "doggy" things that alot of show people here dont, so thus my dogs get dirtier and are more prone to stain. I've never used bleach personally. But here recently a friend of mine found some horse shampoo that really pulled the stain out of my boys face and legs. He's a dark gold/white. Its a whitenning shampoo for horses. Its made by Farnam and its called Bright & White. Its to remove manure stains on white and paint horses. They let me try it and I have some on order right now. I have also on occasion used the hydrogen peroxide/milk of magnesia/cornstarch mixture. You just mix half hydrogen peroxide and half milk of magnesia then mix cornstarch until its a toothpaste consistancy. Then work it into the mustache, band the mustache up and let it sit overnight on the dog. Rinse WELL the next morning and wash the mustache and be sure to condition REALLY REALLY well as this is drying to the coat. I usually do this every other night three times, if you need more wait a week and do it three times again. Just be sure to condition!

-- Anonymous, August 19, 2001

I should also add I wouldnt use that mixture on a dog thats a bad head/face rubber as they might get it in their eyes.

-- Anonymous, August 19, 2001

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