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Old 05-26-2011, 08:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Okay. I'm back again with another question. I've read everything I possibly can on the topic but I value the opinions of all you experienced owners here more . I don't trust the vet on this one either b/c she told me it was safe2start giving her angel's eyes which i learned,on this site,wasn't safe @her age. SOOO, I was wondering if you all think it's safe to use vaseline on lilly's face to keep some of the hair from poking up and to help some of the hair in her topknot lay down better? I didn't know if it could make her sick but it seemed safer than hair gel.
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Vaseline is relatively non-toxic. Some people use it to protect dog's paw pads from salt and to moisturize the pads. It's not too much fun when your dog gets into the jar and eats a bunch of it though. Been there done that with a previous dog and had to deal with loose stools.
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Because vaseline can seal in moisture I'm not sure I would use it on the face if the dog is tearing. You can also use Neosporin ointment instead. It won't harm the eyes or create a breeding ground for yeast.
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Because vaseline can seal in moisture I'm not sure I would use it on the face if the dog is tearing. You can also use Neosporin ointment instead. It won't harm the eyes or create a breeding ground for yeast.
So it's safe to use regular Neosporin ointment under the eyes for the small hairs? How about around her muzzle where some of the hair curls and makes her tear more? Anything safe to help that lay down better?
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Or does anyone have any recommendations for non toxic creams or moisturizers I can use on her beard to help the hair lay down?
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Don't know if coconut oil would work, but I put that on Archie's nose sometimes. (It's not a liquid until it is warmed) And I bet it's quite tasty if they lick it off
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I use the old fashioned dippity-do if I con't have my #1 All Systems Gel available (or Cindra). These products are made especially for fluffs, but the old fashioned, get at the drug store type works just as well and is safe.
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I use the old fashioned dippity-do if I con't have my #1 All Systems Gel available (or Cindra). These products are made especially for fluffs, but the old fashioned, get at the drug store type works just as well and is safe.

Dippity- Do.... OMG I haven't seen that in years. we used to have an old pharmacy that had old,really faded stuff on the shelves like that and Brill Cream...
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The active ingredient in Angel Eyes is Tylosin, an antibiotic. It DOES NOT discolor teeth if given to puppies - that is tetracycline.
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Vaseline is ok .
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