Keeping those white paws white!

by Crystal
(Yuba City, CA)

My Dirty Boy

My Dirty Boy

Does anyone out there have a solution to keep their Cotons little paws white? I have Logan groomed every 4-6 weeks but those paws seem to turn gray the next day from running around.

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Jul 25, 2015
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Dirty paws ohmy! NEW
by: Bentley's Mom

I walk my Coton 2 miles every day and due to their size they are mini street sweepers. Since he sleeps with me, I pick him up after walking, put two paws in each bowl of my double kitchen sink...get the nozzle ready with a bit of whitening shampoo and suds them up. I rinse and dry by patting each paw. I also spritz some detangler...Quicker Slicker and let him run around to dry off before bedtime.

Apr 03, 2015
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maintaining white paws. NEW
by: Anonymous

I have gone up to 3 months with out grooming. But after every walk outside his paws go in the sink with a whitening shampoo.My boy stays pristine. I also only feed him from stainless steel bowls and filtered or bottled water. Even when he is over due for a groom people think he has just been groomed. I also have his stomach and inner thighs shaved. He sleeps in my bed and on my couch so of course his paws and coat must stay clean. I love when my dog is next to other white dogs that even get groomed once a week and he is so much whiter. Love my Coton de Tulear!!!!!!!!

Jul 19, 2014
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by: Vicky & Jonah

Dogs r very forgiving. The more you practice at baths the better you become. I find by using a rubber bath mat in the tub it cuts down in slipping & helps hold them still better. A place like Anna's you can pick one up for under $10. & if they get slippery just throw in the washer on handwash or delicate & dry outside.

Also a sprayer you can attach to the shower helps get them wet for shampoo & gets it all out of their coat. Just start with the water on low & work the presser up to rinse them well. You can get one at a Walmart for around $15-$20. It does not need to be fancy. Rinsing is the key. Good luck you will do fine. Practice makes perfect (-:

Jul 17, 2014
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Keeping him white
by: Anonymous

Guinness is 6.5 months old. After our walk or play at the back yard, I always wash Guinness paws with an doggie oatmeal whitening shampoo and wipe his chest with a wet face towel. He is used to it. Guinness also comes up to me after he poos and pees.. that's because I wash his bum-bum and pee-pee. I started this when I got him from the breeder at 8 weeks so he is now used to it by now. Every night before bedtime, we have what we call clean-up. He would lay on top of a towel on the bathroom counter where I would clean his tears with distilled water, brush his teeth and gums with my with fingers and finally brush and comb his long hair. This ritual takes around 20-30 minutes every night. Guinness only drinks distilled water with apple cider vinegar to help with his PH balance..keeps him white esp. his tearing. One and half teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to one gallon of distilled water. He also gets 1/4 tsp of non-fat plain organic yogurt and 1/4 tsp of kelp mixed with his keebles for breakfast. I take him to the groomer every 2 months. Maintaining a CDT is a lot of work, but the love you receive back from them is well worth the time and money.

Mar 13, 2014
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Logan's Paws
by: Anonymous

Thanks for the suggestions! I bathed Logan once when he was younger and it was a disaster! He was trying to escape from the tub and just kept looking at me so sad as if to say "help me mommy, I don't like this!" I rushed through the bath, dried him off and he took off running out of the bathroom!

I felt so bad thinking I traumatized my dog. He loves his groomer, but with 2 dogs, it can get expensive. I'm going to check out the Pearlybrite Whitening shampoo. I think (and hope) I can get the paws shampooed without getting the entire dog wet!

Mar 13, 2014
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paws
by: joyce/pierre

I just have to shampoo his paws in between the groomer appointments. Then I spray leave in conditioner. I just started taking him once a month for a bath. I am so upset though. Today I asked her to trim his hair 1/4 of an inch to even it out in back and she cut off 4 inches! My coton had 7-8 inch long hair. Then she charged me an extra $70. She said he had some matts underneath but I had just brushed him out prior to taking him and he was fine. Time to find someone else.

Mar 03, 2014
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Whitening Shampoo
by: Candace

We use Pearlybrite Whitening shampoo. We add it to his paws only. The shampoo has to sit on our Coton for about 15 minutes for really dark paws.

http://www.pawzooka.com/pearlybrite-cherry-blossom-whitening-shampoo-for-dogs-and-cats/

Feb 22, 2014
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keep paws clean
by: Anonymous

use bragg's apple cider vinegar on a cloth to wipe the paws every day.

Feb 07, 2014
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white paws
by: Vicky &Jonah

This is a million dollar ?. The paws, your right r a dirt magnet. I've tried the white spray comb In stuff when brushing does a little. I've tried comb out when we get home. Sherrys make the most sense. Lol.

My Jonah looked just like ur picture & I bath once a month. I lather rinse lather again rinse 100% using a good white shampoo. I've also used grease magic but within a month grey.

I just gave him a bath today, comb out while wet 100% then blow dry any dampness. Trimmed up feet I swear the hair grows faster then mine on his feet, cut nails & I know as soon as we hit the pavement for a walk which we do daily grey.

Glad it is not just me. I've gone thru sweeping carpet every day thinking that was it but after walk grey. I've used leave in & rinse out conditioner to no conditioner & same no matter what dirt magnet.

Jonah is 6 & I have always done baths once a month & comb out wet then dry, since in combing out I am not sure I trust anyone to not pull his hair. I have to admit it took a good yr but I can now do it all in 2 hrs with no pulling. I do though keep coat brushed at least 3 times a week.

I've tried varies good brands of shampoo/conditioners but get grey on paws from all between walks, dog park & agility & I keep hair about 3-4" long all the time & 1-11/2" on legs.

Sorry so long I'd love the magic answer. (-:

Feb 07, 2014
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Keeping white paws white
by: Anonymous

Thanks for the suggestions. Logan only drinks bottled water. I did bathe him once when he was so dirty. I could see the fright in his little face, but he did deal with it without freaking out.

Feb 07, 2014
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dirty feet
by: sherry cotton candie

We have the same thing. I usually just fill the bathroom sink with a little shampoo water and dip their feet in it whenever we return from walks. quick rinse and they are good again.

Love the white hair but it is difficult to keep clean. Mine are dirt magnets outside and attract everything in their hair. Its a constant thing to keep them clean but sure love our little white furballs.




Feb 07, 2014
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White hair
by: Anonymous

Give him only bottled water to drink and all hair stays whiter

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