Papitese Breed Maintenance
The Papitese may have some hypoallergenic qualities thanks to the Maltese, but this hybrid still occasionally sheds and requires daily brushing to help remove loose and dead hair that gets caught in the double coat. Regular brushing with a pin or bristle brush also helps remove any dirt from the coat and keeps it free of tangles and mats. Dirt is removed very easy because it does not adhere to the silky hair as easily other porous coats. Regular bathing is not necessary since most dirt is removed by brushing and over-bathing your dog is not suggested as excessive water and shampoos may stripe the skin of its natural oils and lead to skin conditions and dermatitis. As with any white coated dogs, the Papitese may develop tear staining at the corner of its eyes. Owners can prevent tear staining by cleaning the face and eyes often with a pet-safe wipe or a washcloth. Tear staining, once it occurs, is permanent.
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