When you are doing your best to keep your Pomsky clean and fresh there are a lot of things to keep in mind. Keeping your Pomskies skin and coat healthy means regular cleaning but that can be tough. Minimize your Pomskies coat problems by becoming aware of your Pomskies requirements. You can follow these essential guidelines:
Bathing Your Pomsky
Bathing your Pomsky too often can remove some essential body oils. Daily baths are not practical or advised. It is, however, advised to give your Pomsky a bath once every 3 weeks.
What do you do if your Pomsky becomes dirty within those 3 weeks (which is highly likely)? Luckily, there are simple steps you can take to keep your Pomsky looking clean and smelling nice in-between its baths. Many of the methods to keep a Pomsky clean also have added benefits that contribute to good health, so this is definitely a win-win.
Brushing Your Pomsky
Make sure to brush your Pomskies coat every 2 to 3 days. This will help keep your Pomsky clean by removing any dirt and debris that get stuck to their fur. This will also remove any dead hairs and which will help your dog continue to smell fresh. Dead hairs that remain in the coat can be coated in with body oils, and if not removed will start to smell. Pomskies shed quite a lot and therefore should be maintained regularly. If your Pomsky has medium to long hair, a pin brush with polished tips will work well. If your Pomsky has a short puppy cut, a lightly compacted bristle brush is the way to go.
Cleaning Your Pomskies Ears
The Pomsky breed has pointy ears that put them at an advantage compared to other dogs with droopy ears but keeping them maintained is still crucial. Make sure to clean out your Pomskies ears 2 to 3 times a week because excess wax can accumulate fast. Below are a couple of different options for keeping your Pomskies ears clean.
1. Regular use of ear wipes.
With a good ear wipe, you can keep your pomskies ears clean before any wax or dirt make it down into the ear canal. You may wonder if you can use a general grooming wipe for this; but, there are 2 main reasons that ear wipes are preferred over general wipes:
1) Wipes designed specifically for the ears contain witch hazel which is ideal to clean the ears
2) These wipes are only semi-damp and therefore do not introduce unwanted moisture into the ears which can lead to infections.
Every other day or at least once per week, take an ear wipe for each ear and clean the entire inner ear (try not to push too far down into the canal).
2. Use an ear cleanser.
This is a liquid that flushes out the ear canal. If your Pomsky is prone to ear infections, cleaning the ear canals every 2 to 3 weeks with a quality ear cleanser can be quite beneficial.
Place a few drops into the entrance of the ear canal, massage the base of the ear for 1 minute, and then use a clean piece of gauze, a cotton ball, or an ear wipe to swipe up any goop that comes out.
Cleaning Your Pomskies Face
Using Eye wipes is an excellent way to wash your Pomskies face and get rid of any burgers attached to their fur. Baths alone are often not enough to reduce facial staining. Most stains on the face occur under the eyes and around the nose and mouth. In order to decrease facial staining, it is wise to wash your Pomskies face with a face wipe or cleanser.
Most of the stains around the eyes are due to conditions including additives in food, allergies, or partially blocked tear ducts. Even natural tears can stain hairs if a dog drinks tap water that contains a high mineral count. If your Pomsky is eating kibble that contains artificial coloring, or eating or drinking from vividly painted plastic bowls those may also cause stains as well.
You can reduce stains by buying kibble that has no artificial coloring, use only stainless steel or ceramic bowls. Make sure you also have any additional allergies or unnecessary tearing diagnosed and managed. Do not feed your dog any unfiltered tap water. Besides the possibility of extensive mineral content, tap water contains hundreds of contaminants. It even contains traces of prescription medicine and known carcinogens. Instead of using tap water, use bottled spring water or invest in a filtering method. Another way to reduce stains is by routinely wiping you Pomsky’s face. Using a fresh wipe each time, swipe over and around the eyes, as well as down the cheeks, around the mouth, and over the chin if needed.