Maintenance product questions
I would love to hear your experiences and recommendations for products to help me keep Gryphon in great condition.
I have both ear powder, and ear cleaning solvent, and I am slowly plucking hairs from his ears. I am not sure which one of these products is the best, or what any of the possible associated risks with them are. I have watched some youtube videos on how to use the powder, and my vet has already shown me how to do the solvent method. I also purchased some ear wipes today because I saw them, the label had safe materials, and it seemed like an alright alternative to liquids for in between cleaning.
How much ear cleaning is too much?
Not sure what to do here, my groomer didn't do a great job of shaving the tail area or his groin and I feel like we are getting a residual and a lingering smell after number 2. I am doing a bath once every two weeks and regular short intervals of brushing. I have been considering buying hypoallergenic baby wipes for his bottom. Is this a bad idea? Is it safe for his skin/that area?
Also, there is a very dark yellow almost rust colour around the end of his sheath (that's what we would call it right?). The area doesn't seem to be bothering him at all, at first I thought maybe he might have had an irritated penis but it doesn't appear to be bleeding or anything, so I think it might just be from urine. Anyways, his fur is white there and it looks really bad.
At this point this colour isn't a concern to me, but should it be? When I called my vets office they basically told me it didn't sound like something I should bring him in for, but I can easily take him in for an exam if this sounds really abnormal. What do you guys think?
I have a all over body conditioner spray, it has a scent, and it makes him feel soft and smell really nice. It says it's made out of natural ingredients, I don't see anything alarming in the components. Is scents/conditioning sprays safe/recommended for poodle coats?
I just want to do the best things that I can for him, I really do love him!