that poodles like to eat cat poop. Yes we had a little "issue" (actually it turned out to be a huge issue but long story) with some cat poop and my baby so into the tub we went and momma forgot the conditioner. So I coated him well with a leave-in before we dried him up and then put coat handler before I used the slicker. Had to use my hair dyer as I don't have my good dryer yet. I thought I had probably ruined his coat but he looks good and I don't see too much breakage but it is a puppy coat so it's bound to happen anyway. He looks like a stuffed fake dog in these and yes the coat is super super soft.