We use a step in harness for our little Yorkie (2 1/2 lbs.) and that hasn't had any affects on her hair. However, the one that we use for our Malt Chrissy, (more like Vest Harness) does seem to make some matts on one side of her. Not sure whether or not you have a Petsmart and/or a Petco near you but it might not be a bad idea to check them out.
First let me welcome you to the SM family! I would love to see a picture of your little guy in his full coat. I'm sure he is adorable!
Abella has been in a show coat all of her adult life (she is now 8 years old). I have tried many different harnesses and collars and have yet to find one that does not produce matts. I have found that silk lined ones tend to produce less matts than others. I remove collar and harness right after a walk and make sure she gets a very thorough brushing, focusing on where the legs meet the body and rub while she is walking. I wish I could be of more help. ff you find a harness that is matt free on a show coat maltese please do share!!! The search goes on....... I should add that Abella is usually in her buggy when I go for my long walks - cement is very hard on her long coat. She gets most of her exercise indoors, collar & harness free.
What a nice complement! Thank you. He is 6 yrs old and is 9 lbs.! He is a big boy and our baby. We got him from a breeder in California and he is everything to me. We are proud parents walking with the stroller and listening to him bark at other dogs! Arebella is a doll! They are so so fun! Has she slowed down any? Mikey has not.
Gee...I'll be watching this thread. I like to put little vests or tees on my Whispy and his hair does get matted even from those. My groomer asked me to just use a collar as the harnesses I tried did the same thing.
My dog is a 6-year-old Maltese. I inherited him through my sister who passed away. The story is kind of sad. In 2008 she purchased him and he was always by himself. She was addicted to painkillers. She had him for about 6 months and decided to take her own life. He was on the bed with her and...
I know that many people sleep with their dogs and occasionally I may bring him in the bed in the morning after his early morning walk to go back to sleep for a little bit but how many of you actually sleep with your fur babies? I am so afraid I’m going to roll over on him or hurt him or flip him...
We here on SM are anxiously waiting for tomorrow August 4th 😊😊😊😊
🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 It's a VERY special Day! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉
We are looking forward to Sandi's post
officially announcing Lisi's 8th Birthday
Please include pictures!
I bought Pipper a thundershirt years ago but haven't used it in a long time because when I bought it he was a lot bigger than he is now. It was before we knew he had thyroid issues and once he started on thyroid meds he shrunk in size so the shirt was a bit big on him.
Today we were having...
Pipper went to the groomer this morning. Going to the groomer is the only place I have been since the pandemic began. Here are before and after pictures. You would think I brought home the wrong dog. He looks so much smaller after his groom. :LOL: