We have a Shichon/Zuchon - Shih Tzu/Bichon Frise mix and he is nearly all white minus his cute little ears that are a light shade of beige. He's even on Instagram (who am I?! I have never had a dog in my life and here we are! haha). Want to follow him? instagram.com/bluetheshichon
We, like many white dog owners, battled with tearstains for a while with him. This is just what we have tried and something in this combo has worked for him. This reel shows a little progress with his tearstains: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CXtpsChAUdY/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
We use Taste of the Wild dog food - ancient stream with ancient grains. We are thinking chicken may have been part of the problem - but again, this is just what has worked for us. Link: https://amzn.to/3cKykONamzn.to/3cKykON
We have also followed recommendations of other Shichon/Zuchon owners in doing filtered water in a stainless bowl. Does it work? Who knows...but it's not NOT working. :)
Since he has had some stomach issues also, we use FortiFlora powder a few times a week. https://amzn.to/3owHtgs It is a probiotic, so it's a good thing for his sensitive tummy.
In the morning, in addition to some of his food mentioned above - I make a topper that I freeze. Goodness, typing this all out makes him seem REEALLLYYY spoiled. It's just what works, and we do love the little fluff! See the recipe/instructions below!
Lastly, I try to keep up with cleaning under his eyes also - but I am admittedly not as good as some of you dog mamas, it does not happen daily. I use a contact solution (avoiding his eyes even though it may not be too bad) and a small comb to clean it.
Visit my other post for links for the comb and other things that have worked for us! bit.ly/newpuppyitems
Links for items in a wood/work shop
Hanging air filter - https://amzn.to/2LoVJYk
Filters for that - https://amzn.to/3nlJskw
Respirator - https://amzn.to/3rXNuDn
Filters for respirator - https://amzn.to/3orE8Og
Safety glasses - https://amzn.to/2XeoHwP
Impact driver - https://amzn.to/3bfIFiM
Heat gun - https://amzn.to/38lLI7g
Hand sander - https://amzn.to/3pY5ewO
Quick release clamps - https://amzn.to/2L1hEFk
Wood glue - https://amzn.to/3nTHj0K
Adjustable table with clamps - https://amzn.to/37Th7hb
Pocket hole jig - https://amzn.to/3aTrt2i
Lighting for product photos - https://amzn.to/2LoVJYk
Spar Urethane for outdoor projects - https://amzn.to/3oppw1Q
Polycrylic for indoor projects - https://amzn.to/3hL3jbW
Items for work shop vacuum:
30' hose -
Inner bag - https://amzn.to/3bex2Zv
Small attachment heads - https://amzn.to/3nTG8ym
Replacement filters - https://amzn.to/38k1n76
Shop vacuum - Wet filters - https://amzn.to/394gK2Q
Attachment to vacuum in between small items - https://amzn.to/38ImeA9
Links for products using a cutting machine
New to using a cutting machine? Here are some links for things that have been a huge help for me!
Goodness - SO sorry - my links werent working or even correct. Fixed them!
Heatpress - https://amzn.to/2RgIPhS
Light box for weeding - https://amzn.to/3bbzLmB
Stencil material (some of the off brands are not good!) - https://amzn.to/2WRL7U8
Another stencil option - https://amzn.to/3njhwxR
Siser Easyweed heat transfer - 5yd roll - https://amzn.to/3olqqfr
Mats for cutting machine - https://amzn.to/2XdtQoK
Tools for weeding - https://amzn.to/35gywP8
Extra tools, thinner like dental tools - https://amzn.to/2KZsnjC
Rulers to help cut vinyl - https://amzn.to/38HzCEz
Weeding ring - https://amzn.to/2XgCov3
Permanent vinyl for decals - https://amzn.to/38jNSnM
Contact paper to use for transfer tape - https://amzn.to/3on58hA
Paper cutter - https://amzn.to/38FtD36
The BEST tees to use for HTV - https://amzn.to/3okOtv3
Not necessarily related - but helpful for videoing with your phone - https://amzn.to/3rtCbCG
New to shipping items? Here are some items that I have used in my small business (with only SMALL startup funds available) and think they have worked well:
(Links updated - so sorry!)
Shipping labels - https://amzn.to/2KId3rb
Foam packing sheets - https://amzn.to/3mQjWE4
Shipping tape - https://amzn.to/3aMAXwg
Packing paper - https://amzn.to/34MFZoG
Poly mailers (teal) 12" x 15.5" - https://amzn.to/38BX3Pr
Poly mailers (white) - https://amzn.to/3rykMIT
Poly mailer (Smaller) - https://amzn.to/3nkFl8z
Padded envelopes (3" x 5") - https://amzn.to/3mWV6lH
Plain cardboard boxes - 12" x 9" x 4" - https://amzn.to/3bgDShk
Small cardboard boxes - https://amzn.to/3neJ4EE
Paper trimmer (to cut invoices, etc) - https://amzn.to/38FtD36
I was CLUELESS when it came to getting things for a new puppy - we never had pets growing up, so I didn't even know where to start. I was thankful to have suggestions from friends! I've put together a list of the things that we have used and really liked. We have a Shichon/Zuchon - a mix of a Shih Tzu & a Bichon Frise - so this list can be helpful for a small dog - some things may be too small for a larger pup. I hope this helps!
Items for the home
30" crate with divider:
Carpet cleaning spray:
Neater Feeder bowls to help with spills:
Speaking of house training - we use these biodegradable bags to pick up his little gifts outside. ;)
Want to block off some areas in your house?
We have these gates in different areas - and all work great for our different needs.
Gate with walk through door: https://amzn.to/3areKDK
Retractable gate: https://amzn.to/3rYnEhN
Adjustable gate, fits a wider opening than a normal doorway: https://amzn.to/3u2sU5L
Seatbelts for headrests:
Car booster seat (we got the medium for our small pup):
Travel bag - it has containers for food and treats - and two collapsible bowls as well!
Car seat covers - this isn't the exact one we have, but we brought him home with one similar, it had the zip up sides which let him move around without getting hurt. (Along with a child holding him too)
Harness - we ordered the XS for him when we got him as a pup.
At 7 months, we ordered the Small.
Leash to match:
Want something a little more sturdy/substantial?
This Ruffwear harness has been great too:
Front Range Every Day Harness
Comb for the body:
Comb that we use for his tears:
Self Cleaning brush:
Bath tether (our little guy doesnt love the water, so it helps keep him in.
Tearless puppy shampoo:
No-Hide chews - the ONLY thing that kept him occupied for any amount of time:
He likes these also as he's gotten bigger:
Kong toy - we filled with peanut butter or plain yogurt:
Zuke's training treats - we used these for housetraining:
We use these Zuke's treats when he goes in his crate at night:
Blue buffalo bacon sizzlers:
This is the food we use - Taste of the Wild, Ancient Stream with Ancient Grains:
Himalayan Dog Chew:
Ball dog toys:
We got most of these at Marshalls - but he loves the burrowing toys:
Penguins in Igloo: https://amzn.to/3psLnou
Banana with monkeys: https://amzn.to/3psp964
Just for fun
Want a matching bandana & scrunchie for your pup and yourself or a daughter?
Use code _blueoliver for 40% off (don't forget the underscore!) at www.thebuddybandana.com
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Discounts on all the items you will need for your business!
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