Goodbye puppycoat...here comes the adult coat!
by Jayne van der Putten
(The Hague, The Netherlands)
Hello fellow Coton lovers!
As you might have read in my first topic (Dinky has saved my life), I am the more than proud mom of Dinky. Dinky is 9 months (and a little) old now and his coat is changing from puppy to adult. This is really a hard period in grooming.
I always brushed Dinky once a day, but now I have to brush him twice a day and even then....knots and tangles appear. I always use coatconditioner, I give him once a week a bath and use even anti-tangle spray (all of those mentioned was recommended by a fellow Cotonowner). This helped in the beginning but the last two days, it seems to get "worse" again. It looks like, no matter how many times I brush, bath Dinky...more knots and tangles appear . Sometimes it really drives me crazy (though the new coat that appear is of a perfect quality, all-white (puppy coat had some beige coloration)). Luckily I know that this period usually takes weeks or months, so Dinky and I will "survive" this (LOL) period.
However, I am very curious if there are more things (besides brushing, bathing, anti-tangle spray and coatconditioner) I can do to minimize those knots and tangles. His coat began to change a month ago...but it looks the shedding get worse and worse...
Have a wonderful day and all the best for you and your Coton(s)