WHAT KIND OF DOG IS MOCHI?

Mochi is a Maltipoo - a mix between a Maltese and Toy Poodle.

HOW DOES MOCHI STAY SO WHITE?

White dogs can be particularly high maintenance, but a diligent routine can make a noticeable difference! 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. It's also worth noting that Mochi spends the majority of her time in our apartment, so she is probably not exposed to as many potential irritants as dogs who may play outside more often. 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 a week 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 for local NYC delivery / Fresh Pet Select is great if you're not in NYC) and primarily plain chicken treats (she LOVES Little L’s Krak’ems). We avoid certain ingredients like sweet potatoes and beets which have caused some discoloration on her face in the past.

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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-BoneCanine Styles, Fabdog, and Dog & Co.

HOW DID YOU GROW YOUR INSTAGRAM FOLLOWING?

You can read this blog post for a few tips! 

WHAT KIND OF CAMERA DO YOU USE?

Most of our photos are taken with a Canon 6D with a number of different lenses. 

DO YOU WORK WITH BRANDS / ACCEPT PRODUCTS FOR INSTAGRAM FEATURES?

Yes! If your brand is a good fit for Mochi's audience, we accept approved products for features, giveaways, reviews 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! 

*This page includes affiliate links because all of the products mentioned are those that we truly recommend!