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Dog Care Products For Your Shetland Sheepdog

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Welcome to Yankee's Online Store. Here you will find the products I use or have used in the past and found effective, useful and worth passing on to you. As I find a means to carry a modest inventory of products at reasonable prices, you will find new treasures to enjoy.

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A Few Helpful Downloadable Videos

Lord knows there are endless choices when it comes to dog products. Over the years I’ve tried so many, it makes my head spin. I continually try new things and at times switch for a variety of reasons, price, effectiveness, ease of purchase, etc.

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DVM Hyalite shampoo is another nice general use shampoo and conditioner. While I've been using mostly the Ez Groom brand lately, this is another brand I can recommend

Another Brand Conditioner

In addition to the EZ Groom conditioners I use, the Ice on Ice conditioner is one that you spray on after the bath to help with brushing. It has silicone in it to make the hair shaft slippery (and your floor as well if you over spray. So be careful.). It comes in ready to use pump spray or concentrate that you dilute 1:15 in your own spray bottle. 

For Fleas & Ticks

And then there are fleas. Those damn fleas. My dogs don't get fleas often but when they do it is something that needs to be addressed ASAP. I use a philosophy of less is better when it comes to chemicals, so I start off with just a regular old shampoo. And if drowning those suckers with soapy water doesn't do it after a bath or two, I escalate my attack. This DeFlea shampoo is interesting... it is made of the stuff that colace (an oral human stool softener medication) is made of. It's action is to soften the flea's ectoskeleton, thereby killing it on contact. And it does. 

I've watched fleas die and then kinda melt onto the dog's white coat. Rinsing washes it away, but it is fascinating to watch. (Maybe more information than you needed?)

The shampoo has no residual effect meaning that once the dog is outside again, a flea can jump on it and live to tell the tale. But residual means a stronger chemical, hence my use of it first.

This shampoo is a very thin liquid. DO NOT DILUTE IT. PUT IT ON A DRY DOG. DO NOT WET THE DOG FIRST.  That means, having a long haired, double coated dog, you'll be using a lot of it. I have not used the yard spray yet, but if I need to, I'll give it a try. 

If the DeFlea doesn't do the trick, this Adams Plus shampoo has Precor which means not only does it kill fleas, it has  Insect Growth Regulator which provides 28 days of control of pre-adult fleas before they become biting adult. One summer I used it with pretty good results but had to resort to using the spray in between baths. While it helped, it didn't eradicate the problem altogether.

Soooo, when it looks like all hope is gone, an all out assault on all fronts at the same time are required. Be prepared for a long day. 1) Spray the yard. 2) Bathe the dog(s) 3) BOMB THE HOUSE!!!! (This requires you and your dogs to leave the house for about 4 hrs) When I bomb my small 1200 square foot ranch home, I use 3 bombs on the main floor and 3 in the full unfinished basement. When you set the cans to spray, run like hell out of the house and take the animals with you!!!. 

The fogger I listed has worked well for me, especially since you don't have to worry about turning off pilot lights etc. Who needs to worry about accidentally blowing up your house because of a fogger?

For Itchy Skin

Itchy skin can come on for no apparent reason, so keeping the skin and coat clean but reduce irritation is the goal. This DVM brand "Relief" shampoo/conditioner has been helpful when I've had an itchy pup. Or you can use the spray in between bathing.

Nail Care

While I personally use an old Dremel 3000 for nail care, I've been on the prowl for one that has a guard to recommend to sheltie owners. Having a dog with a long coat and a spinning rotary tool in close proximity to each other is not a good thing for newbies. (or even oldies like myself). A lot of the ones I've tried either didn't have the power to grind a small sheltie's nail or the grinder was not a replaceable one when it got dull, or it just fell apart. This furminator (so far) seems to fit the bill. While I'd prefer a plug in vs the battery operated for long lasting power, there are none at the moment that I can recommend.

For dogs with dew claws, the grinder can be very awkward and I always use a clipper at that time. I like the ones that have thumb rings that prevent slipping. Sometimes the angled one is easier to get around the dewclaws, sometimes not. So of course I have both. 

And something never to be without is styptic powder to apply to the nail if you clip too close and it starts bleeding. Yes, it does happen sometimes. Better to be prepared. 

Shears

These are about the only shears you would need to do any trimming of a sheltie's coat.

If you watch my video on line brushing a sheltie, you will see how each of these are used, except for the Activet brush which is relatively new to me. Before I used the Activet, I found the use of a slicker best relegated to ears and hocks. This little dude really can pull out the dead undercoat very well. I still use and favor the Chris Christensen brushes as each one seems to get at a different undercoat issue. 

Grooming Brushes

Take Care of Those Teeth

Dental care is a recently coming to the forefront of canine care. People always ask me what I use for my dogs. Because they are on a raw food diet and also get raw knuckle bones to chew recreationally, their teeth are usually pretty good. No one in my pack has inflamed gums from build up of tartar. However, if there is a small amount of tartar it usually is the canines that I can easily scale off manually. 

I have had several of my dog owners either ask about dental care or pass on what has worked for them, and so I pass on the information about these dog care products to you. I have not used anything other than the manual scaler, and just recently started using the electric toothbrush with the polishing cup on the dogs just to raise the bar on their care a little.

Food Supplements

The reasons for many of these food supplements being on my list of dog care products are discussed on individual pages which are on my pages index (sitemap). Just click the link to see what pages are of interest to you.

Household Needs for Dog Owners

The following items aren't so much dog care products as they are home care products but they are relevant to any dog owner.

I have a review page on the Neato Robotic Vacuum that explains my experience with it.

The power washer is something I use out in the breezeway and the walkway out the back as well as to power wash kennel panels and does the trick at a very reasonable cost. 

Miscellaneous Stuff

This dog food is SUPER expensive. Needless to say, I don't use it for meals but the small pieces are a perfect size for training. And the ingredients are limited and pretty darn good for a processed dog food. 


You should stop by from time to time as I haven't put everything that I use on these pages yet. Maybe you will find a few helpful items for your Shetland Sheepdog.

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