WHAT KIND OF DOG IS MOCHI?
Mochi is a Maltipoo - a mix between a Maltese and Toy Poodle (and she's a girl)!
HOW DO YOU GET RID OF TEAR STAINS / HOW DOES MOCHI STAY SO WHITE?
Mochi has never gotten tear stains so we've never used any products to treat them. A dog's genetics, health, diet, and environment can all factor into the amount of staining and discoloration they have so we advise you to consult with a professional if you are having issues with tear staining.
With that said, white dogs can be particularly high maintenance, but a diligent routine can make a noticeable difference! We are by no means experts in dog health / grooming, but this is the routine that works for Mochi:
DAILY: We do a quick clean up of any eye gunk on her face. Sometimes we use these little wipes, but usually just our (clean) hands or a damp cloth will do the trick. We also wipe down her feet after walks and make sure to brush her regularly to avoid matting.
WEEKLY: Mochi gets bathed once every 7-10 days with a (diluted) brightening shampoo and hypoallergenic conditioner. Afterwards she gets a blowout so she is extra fluffy!
MONTHLY: Mochi goes to Han @ Unleashed Spa in the East Village once every 4-6 weeks for a full grooming including a blueberry facial for brightening. You can also use this brightening shampoo at home / more often!
ONGOING: Mochi generally drinks bottled / filtered water out of a stainless steel bowl (instead of tap water which can be high in mineral content or iron). She also eats fresh, natural food (Breuer Premium) and primarily plain chicken treats (she LOVES Little L’s Krak’ems).
WHERE DO YOU BUY MOCHI'S CLOTHING + ACCESSORIES?
We shop at a number of local dog boutiques as well as online. A few of our favorites include Rororiri, Max-Bone, Le Chien Bleu, Fabdog, and Huts and Bay. The star ID tags I wear all the time are from Rebel Dawg. You can read this blog post for more info about my closet and shop my most worn clothing items on my OUTFITS page!
HOW DID YOU GROW YOUR INSTAGRAM FOLLOWING?
You can read this blog post for a few tips!
WHAT CAMERA DO YOU USE TO TAKE MOCHI'S PHOTOS? HOW DO YOU EDIT HER PHOTOS?
For the past couple of years most of Mochi's photos were taken with a Canon 6D, but more recently we've been using a Sony a7riii with this 50mm 1.8 lens. Sometimes we take photos with our iPhone or Google Pixel 2 as well. We typically use Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop to edit Mochi's photos.
DO YOU WORK WITH BRANDS / ACCEPT PRODUCTS FOR INSTAGRAM FEATURES?
Yes! If your brand is a good fit for Mochi's audience, we accept pre-approved products for features, giveaways, and other partnerships. Mochi is also available "in person" for collaborations in the New York City area and beyond. Please see Mochi's media kit and contact us with any inquiries!
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