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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-26-2018, 04:19 PM
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Ricky is the same color as my Scout. He had staining on his left eye only. That has been resolved. I have been giving Proviable DC for about 1.5 years and it did help. The groomer has always trimmed the hair around his eyes, first because of the staining problem. Now we just think it looks better on him. His muzzle is trimmed which helps keep him clean since he is a light color. Truffles has a different shape head and has never had the hair cut around her eyes. For me it's a little more work to keep her eyes clean daily. The hair does lay down, but needs combing a few times a day. When she eats her beard needs to be cleaned. The long hair on the muzzle always gets drenched when she drinks. She needs to be dried off or occasionally blow dried. The eye hair does require trimming monthly.

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hair around the eyes

Originally Posted by krandall View Post
It's just a stage. You either live through it or commit to VERY regular trimming of that area going forward. The worst thing you can do is cut it, let it grow so that it's poking their eyes, then cut it, them let it grow too long again. EITHER let it grow out, or keep up with it. As often as it takes to keep it out of their eyes.

Either option is fine, neither one is wrong. But letting it poke them, over and over again because you don't keep it groomed often enough IS wrong.
That's exactly! why I let Perry's grow and don't have the groomer cut it (the hair around the eyes, not the hair above the eyes - that gets cut) because I am a little freaked out about cutting hair that close to his eyes (when I cut his bangs I put my hand over his eyes so that I don't slip ) that I know I will never be able to keep up with it - I imagine that even if I could get to a professional groomer every 6 weeks or so it would still need some trims in between so nope, not for me, that hair stays long!
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