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Keep your white dog sparkling like snow
Polar bears are white to camouflage with the snow, and the same goes for white bunnies and other snowy-coated animals. With the exception of Northern breeds like Samoyeds, it is unclear why certain dogs are snow white while others are darker in color. The pristine coats of poodles, Jack Russell Terriers, Dandie Dinmont terriers and other pooches are charming, until they are not so pristine anymore. That is why it is important to know how to keep your white dog as clean as can be.
The fact of the matter is that dogs will be dogs. Whether they are white, brown, spotted or black, all canines love to romp around outside, many times in mud and other grime. Even if you have your pooch professionally groomed from time to time, there are certain steps you can take in between sessions to help its natural beauty shine.
When you come inside after a walk in the muddy woods or at a dog park where your pooch might have been wrestling in the dirt with another pooch, take some time to towel it off. This is also a good time to check for any ticks or fleas it might have picked up outside. While preventatives like Frontline Plus and Comfortis are great at repelling these pests and preventing them from biting, some parasites still hop on for a ride and can make themselves at home inside your house or on the human members of your family.
If you decide your dog needs a thorough cleaning, lather it up with a pet shampoo designed specifically for its ivory fur. Be Bright White Shampoo is one good option, since it contains patented optical brighteners to enhance white coats. You don't have to trade skin health for a radiant coat, though. This shampoo is designed for the pH of your pet's skin so it won't cause dandruff. Plus, it smells sweet and fresh like lotus flowers.
One stain you might not be able to get out with shampoo is the rusty color under your dog's eyes. This reddish brown stain is a result of the chemical reaction between your dog's tears and its white hair. It can be removed with pet products like Angels' Eyes for Dogs. Sprinkle this on your pooch's pet food and the stains will gradually go away. This is because the active ingredients in the powder, pure beef liver and tylosin tartrate, chemically alter the tears so they no longer stain.