Desmond Chan's Replies

14.06.18

Machine washable

Q: Are paw washers worth investing in? My two Malteses sleep with me on the bed and I’m not sure how clean their paws are after walks if I use just wet wipes. Will using a paw washer every day dry their paw pads and skin out? How can I make sure...
14.02.18

Fixing a bad cut

Q: I recently sent my Miniature Schnauzer to a new groomer and she emerged with a terrible haircut! Her muzzle fur was far too short, and her whiskers and eyelashes had been cut as well. Meanwhile her leg furnishings were short yet choppy. What...
12.10.17

Mani problems

Q: I just adopted a five-year-old Pug from a shelter. His nails are really long, so when I brought him for a health check, I wanted to get his nails trimmed. However, the vet said she couldn’t cut his nails because it’d bleed—apparently the...
09.06.17

Fido's skin woes

My black mongrel has greasy skin, really bad dandruff and smells funky super quick—within a day or two of being showered. I usually bathe her once a week, sometimes twice weekly if she smells really bad. However, I’m not sure if I’m worsening her...
12.04.17

A knotty affair

Q: My Maltese has a fine, cottony coat that mats easily. She sometimes yelps when I comb through a knot, even if I’m not tugging very hard. I don’t want to cause her unnecessary pain or discomfort, so how do I know which knots to comb through and...
08.02.17

Cool cut for kitty

Q: My six-year-old male Persian has an extremely thick coat that needs regular grooming, but he gets very distressed whenever I bring him out of the house. I bought grooming clippers to do it myself, but always “butcher” his coat! Can you share...