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1. I have a question, on feeding. I feel like Leo is not eating that much.

He likes the treats more. The breeder had asked me, to feed him
Purino Puppy food and I mix little bit of Dry kibble in it.

He kind of cherry picks the kibble, but doesnt eat the Purino at all. He likes the milk bone treats and the freeze liver.

Should I be worried or is there anything else I could try?

2. Our breeder had suggested giving a supplement, which I havent found yet.

Is everyone feeding the supplement? Breeder had suggested, Show Stopper Dog supplement. Any suggestions on these?

3. Grooming: What kind of comb are you all using?

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I would pick a good quality food and stick with it. I would NOT be feeding him milk bones, even as treats. Absolutely no nutritional value. At least the freeze-dried liver is good protein.


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When it comes to combs, CC (Chris Christensen) combs are excellent! I don't have a havanese yet, but I use it on a poodle mix and I absolutely love it!
I know people here use the 005 buttercomb for dogs in full coat, 006 for puppies/face/feet and/or nr 000.
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I feed homemade but prior to that fed Natures Variety Raw Food. Both my dogs loved it and once I fed it to them they would not touch kibble. I have the CC combs but my Miaís favorite comb is the Evolution rolling pin comb. This is the gentlest comb I have found...glides right through the fur. Miaís favorite too!
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Thanks for your responses. Leo has been eating the kibble and Purino now. He kind of wants to eat everytime, after a nap.
I plan on getting the Evolution comb, for him too.
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Thanks for your responses. Leo has been eating the kibble and Purino now. He kind of wants to eat everytime, after a nap.
I plan on getting the Evolution comb, for him too.
I just wanted to let you know that the Evolution comb I have is the flea comb. I see they also have a regular comb that has rotating pins. I just ordered the regular one to try it. However, the flea comb does a great job and does not pull the fur so they other one may not be necessary.
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I just wanted to let you know that the Evolution comb I have is the flea comb. I see they also have a regular comb that has rotating pins. I just ordered the regular one to try it. However, the flea comb does a great job and does not pull the fur so they other one may not be necessary.
I also wanted to add that my favorite brush is the brass fusion brush from Chris Christensen. Mia is sensitive with brushing and combing and she really likes this brush, plus it does a great job. I also have the wooden pin brush from CS and it does nothing in my opinion. Even CS told me the wooden brush is more of a comfort brush and they did not recommend it for Havanese.
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I just wanted to let you know that the Evolution comb I have is the flea comb. I see they also have a regular comb that has rotating pins. I just ordered the regular one to try it. However, the flea comb does a great job and does not pull the fur so they other one may not be necessary.
The teeth on a flea comb are WAY too close together for regular combing. If they are close enough together to get fleas out they will pull out hair if used for regular combing. if they don't pull out hair in regular combing, they won't catch fleas. You can't have it both ways.


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I also wanted to add that my favorite brush is the brass fusion brush from Chris Christensen. Mia is sensitive with brushing and combing and she really likes this brush, plus it does a great job. I also have the wooden pin brush from CS and it does nothing in my opinion. Even CS told me the wooden brush is more of a comfort brush and they did not recommend it for Havanese.
Who is CS?

I have Chris Christensen wood pin brushes and I like them a lot. But I use them for brushing/fluffing while drying a wet coat under the dryer. They will do nothing for finding or removing mats.


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Who is CS?

I have Chris Christensen wood pin brushes and I like them a lot. But I use them for brushing/fluffing while drying a wet coat under the dryer. They will do nothing for finding or removing mats.
Sorry I meant I talked to Chris Christensen staff for advice. They advised the fusion brush which is awesome. I also have the wooden pin brush but I have not found it effective and they told me it is sort of a comfort brush for dogs that hate to be brushed to get them used to it.
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