Hey Everyone… does your Mum have a grooming toolbox? Mine sure does and let me tell you, that grooming toolbox both excites and frightens me. My physical appearance is very important to me, and who doesn’t like a good rub down? I thought I would give you a breakdown of what she has in her grooming toolbox.
Mikki Rubber Glove For Short/Medium Coats
I had to start off with my absolute favourite invention ever. I am obsessed with that brush. Not only does it remove loose hairs, it also gives an amazing massage at the same time. Can someone tell my Mum that once a day is not enough? I am so lucky that we start most days off using this brush.
FURminator Short-Hair deShedding Tool for Dogs
I will be honest, this is not one of my favourite tools, and I personally would prefer to play fetch with it. But, my Mum loves it. My pawrents are not so crazy about having dog fur all over the house (my Mum and I take bets every morning to see how many times a day my Dad will bring out the Dyson Animal Cordless Handheld). My Mum uses this on me about twice a week to try get any loose fur off me and I hate to admit, it does work really well.
Pampers New Baby Sensitive Wipes
My Mum has bought a couple of the pet specific grooming wipes but she keeps coming back to Pampers Baby wipes. Firstly, I like to make cleaning my wrinkles as challenging as possible for her so she finds it easy to get new wipes out with one hand (whilst restraining me with the other). She also likes the thickness of the wipes and that they don’t fall apart or tear easily.
Leucillin Antiseptic Skincare Spray
This stuff is amazing! My Mum got this for my tear stains, which were quite bad when I first arrived. It’s a revolutionary anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal spray which kills 99.99999% of bacteria and viral infections on contact. We have used this on my eyes and in my ears as it has soothing and calming properties and helps with itching.
Round cotton pads
Mum uses these to dry my wrinkles, and also to apply the Leucillin Antiseptic Skincare. I am not a big fan of being sprayed in the face so these are an excellent solution.
Oz oil ear cleaner
I have been struggling with one of my ears for a while, so the Oz Oil Ear Cleaner is one of the most used products in the grooming toolbox. As it has tea tree in it, it’s anti bacterial and helps to remove wax build up. I don’t particularly like having drops put in my ears, but I LOVE the ear massage I get afterwards. Luckily we are doing this twice a day at the moment.
Hatchwell Meat Flavoured Toothpaste for Cats and Dogs
This is one of the tools that I am neither here nor there about. I don’t really like having my teeth cleaned but the flavour of the tooth paste definitely makes it more tolerable. I am not sure why my Mum is so obsessed with my teeth – I think it’s because she thinks my snaggle tooth is really cute and wants to make sure I have it for a long time to come.
Groomers Ltd Groomers Puppy Fresh Spray
I’m not sure what it is about this spray, but my Mum is obsessed. I don’t really mind it, but what I do know is – I get the cuddle of a lifetime after she sprays me with this. She loves the smell of it and sprays me about three times a week with it. She usually does this outside and gives me a good rub down afterwards. I reward her by immediately rolling in the grass.
My top tip for good grooming… bribery!
Thanks for reading friends. If you have a grooming toolbox, I would love to know what’s in it. Or if you can think of something that is missing from my Mum’s, please comment below. If you haven’t already, please be sure to subscribe to this blog.