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hi i recently got a pug from the shelter. this poor dogs was in such a bad state. i luckily was able to get rid completely of the fleas he had. i cleaned out his ear and they were disgusting, this dog ust have never been groomed. the brown gunk in his ears was sooo thick it took about 30min in each ear to be completely clean. and if i thought that was bad, what i found when i cleaned is face wrinkles was even more disgusting. it was just as dirty as his ears and the gunk is hard in some areas and has to be scraped off. i just spent a box of face wipes on just his face wrinkles. How does a dog get this bad? how long could he have gone without grooming for this to be that bad? is this a week or a few monhs worth of neglect. well now that hes home that will all change. so my question is for this particular breed, what would be a good bath schedule? coat maintenence? eye, wrinkle and ear cleaning frequency? anything else? i know he has a double coat and sheds alo so what would the best brush for him?
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Chloe isn't really groomed a lot by a professional. She's easy to put in the tub and scrub up! I bathe her about every 8-10 weeks. Pugs feet get really stinky (as you'll find out!) and we do go to the beach a lot so I like to do it that often even though it's not really recommended. Her coat is fine doing so.

I clean out her ears about every other day and do her nose roll every day. She developed an ear infection last year that spread to her nose roll and it was gross! Happened really fast too. I use a Q-Tip or kleenex for the nose roll and ear wipes for the ears.

Do a search for Malesab (sp?) Pledgets as they are really good at cleaning the wrinkles and won't leave moisture behind like baby wipes will. They are a lot cheaper online than at the vet.

I do take her to the groomer for a furminater treatment and nail clips. I bought one of those zoomie brushes - they look like a glove - and it works better than any brush I found. Make sure to do it outside though as tons of hair will come off!

Edit to add: did the shelter adopt him out like that? That's so sad!!! Usually brown smelly gunk is a huge indicator of infection, has your vet seen him? They are fairly easy to treat.
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I bathe my pug about every 4 mo...but I clean her ears out every week or two and her face every other day

I have never noticed that her feet stink? hahaha...but I have noticed that her "armpits" will get stinky sometimes LOL

As for brushing...one of the other DF members suggested a shedding blade because my house was covered in hair even though I brushed her every day with a slicker brush....and boy do I love love love the shedding blade.....but as Sun said...make sure you do it outside or your home will be covered
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