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Has anyone used any of these products?

There is a pet store close to my house call Ryan's pet supplies and I was looking at their catalog and I saw a few items that might help my havs dry hair. Here are the products names:

Pro Magic by Paw Brothers
Abra-Ca-Dab-Ra by Paw Brothers
The Stuff for dogs
Four Paws Soft N Silky Coat & Skin Conditioner
Pro Sheen Groom Aid Spray by Tomlyn
Silk Cream Rinse Conditioner by Bio-Groom
Silky Show Conditioner by ESPREE
Anytime Coat Care by Bio-Groom
Fresh 'n Clean Pro-Groom by Lambert Kay

Some of you suggested for me to use moroccan oil but I haven't found it at the store. I am a little unsure about ordering online. So I want to stick to a pet product I can find at a pet store. Thanks for the ideas though. I really appreciate it.

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Start by treating your havs dry coat from the inside by adding ex salmon oil to the food...
Look at what food you are giving...

To work with the coat that "is allreddy there", use a balm or treatment that is rich with moisture. There is several good brands, Espree, 1# all systems, Natures Specialites, Isle of Dogs...Find a brand that fit you and work with that.
You can often leave quite a lot of balm in the coat, and not since all out. It protect the coat.

Of the product you mention I have only used "the stuff". It work MAGIC on matts (and make your floors slippery..lol) but it is drying for the coat. So it is for limited use, and I only use it right before a bath, if I need help with a matt...

Some havanese have more "cotton" like coat, and you will never get that "silky" feeling. Still you can get even that coat to be nice, and quite shiny...

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You also may want to talk to Linda (forget her last name) at Plush Puppy in San Francisco. She has a great line of dog shampoo/conditioners and seems knowledgeable -- a number of people who show their Havs use her products. Her email is [email protected]
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Yes, Plush puppy are nice products, Bio Groom, KW...and there is several others ...
Different products work with different coats...AND I think that the groomers personal taste are invalved too....smell, feel on the skin and so on...

But as I said...Start from the inside and think about food and perhaps add a high quality oil...

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How much Salmon oil are we talking about giving? I haven't tried tis yet....



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I am trying the Isle of Dogs #62 Evening Primrose Oil mist when combing...very light spraying. I am not real thrilled about the smell....it is not bad, but different...it would be nice if the spray smelled delicious and huggable. I know you know, what I mean....



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Moroccan Oil you can get at a salon, or you can order it off the web. It's not made specifically for dogs, it's actually made for people, but since Havs have hair and not fur it works great on their dry ends. You only need to use a very small amount, dime size at most, then gently run it over the ends of the hairs.

I use the BioGroom Silk Cream Rinse Conditioner and I'm really happy with it. I water it down, 1 part conditioner to 6 parts water in a spray bottle and use it as a grooming spray. It works like a charm on Roscoe's puppy coat. Maddie has the super thick coat and we keep her cut short because she hates to be groomed, so I can't tell you how it works on the thick coats.

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Be careful with The Stuff. Like Ice on Ice (by Chris Christensen), they both work great at first, but have silicone in them so if you leave them on the coat, your Hav's hair will start drying out and will become brittle. If you choose to use it, use it the way Karin mentions above.

My all-time favorite product that I can use on any Havanese coat is The Coat Handler Conditioner. I don't really care for their shampoo line, although some do, but the conditioner is fabulous and is a leave-in product. I use it to condition the coat after shampooing (with a light rinse), for floating the coat, and also for spraying on during grooming. It is nice and versatile as well as being reasonably priced.
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The Salmon Oil? Do the dogs like it?



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Where can I order the Coat Handler Conditioner? I have a Hav with a mixed coat and the majority of her body is dry. Her ears are very silky and shine. Thank you.
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