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chopsuey 47
19th March 2007, 04:37 PM
My cavalier dog Luka is 10mths old and has just started getting his feathering on his tummy. Unfortunately this is getting badly stained with his urine and smells quite unpleasant.

Could anyone advise me if this is due to his only recently learning to cock his leg. Is it something he will grow out of. Has anyone any tips on keeping him clean.

Thanks in advance.
Sue

Cathy T
19th March 2007, 04:39 PM
Oh the joys of boyhood :roll: I have my groomer shave Jake's tummy. Not everyone is willing to do this though. You can't tell he has a shaved tummy...until he rolls over on his back. He was making such a mess of himself...and would get sooo stinky. This has really helped. Also...I have a no-rinse shampoo that I put on the parts of his "skirt" that he still manages to wet on.

chopsuey 47
19th March 2007, 05:07 PM
Hi Cathy

How old is Jake?

I have spoken to a dog groomer who will shave him tum. She was a little reluctant but thought it would only be a temporary measure until he grows out of it. Is this likely?

For now I have also bought some no rinse spray on deodouriser which I use after every walk. Is yours a dry shampoo.

Still adore him despite his smelly tum

Cathy T
19th March 2007, 05:13 PM
Jake is 4 years old!! So....this wasn't a puppy thing he was going to outgrow. He's a very hairy boy :roll: My groomer was the one who suggested the tummy shave and you can't tell until he rolls over. I just really prefer the cleanliness of it. I adore the dogs with long flowing untrimmed coats...it's just not a style for us.

molly
19th March 2007, 05:46 PM
All 3 of our males have what is usually called a sanitary clip. Like Cathy, their bellies are shaved. You really can't tell and it is so much easier to keep them clean. We use baby wipes to clean off any spots they get in between baths.

You really can't tell that they're shaved so close under all that long fur.
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molly
20th March 2007, 06:08 PM
All 4 of our dogs have what is usually called a sanitary clip. Like Cathy's dogs, their bellies are shaved. You really can't tell and it is so much easier to keep them clean. We use baby wipes to clean off any spots they get in between baths.

You really can't tell that they're shaved so close under all that long fur.
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Claire
20th March 2007, 07:20 PM
Busta is the only one that this really applies to and I sort of cheat -I try to take him over to the field so the wet grass cleans his belly... other than that I will use his own flannel to wipe said area when this does not work.

Karlin
21st March 2007, 01:58 AM
Some of them are a bit clumsy when first learning to cock a leg. This was true of Jaspar and he never wees on himself any more ad is a very clean dog. Leo on the other hand, who is alsoi hairier, regularly wees on his front leg feathering and can get his tummy. I somtimes take off a small bit of feathering on his tum. But mainly I just take them to a park with a creek every week and this keeps him pretty clean. :) Some use baby wipes too.

Caraline
21st March 2007, 02:27 AM
My Sonny has a very hairy tummy he starts to get a bit whiffy after a while. I just give him an "in-between bath" ie no soap, just some water & conditioner from the tummy down. I do this every 2 weeks to keep him a clean sweet boy.

angie
22nd March 2007, 02:44 PM
yep i would say the baby or even doggy wipes are a good idea as they are spot on and can be done whenever and where ever. :flwr: