Post # 1
I’ve grown up with dogs and cats my entire life, however I’ve always had dogs that don’t shed and, I don’t know, maybe just smaller cats?
We now have a 15lb longhaired daschund who is a shedding machine. And I do mean machine. I’m thinking she might be more of a puppy than we originally thought, because her coat is changing and that combined with the heat means our entire house is covered. I furminate her EVERY DAY (usually twice a day on weekends) and I have a 5-inch tall pile of hair each time. I can furminate her forever. The fur just keeps coming. When I brush my OWN HAIR my brush is filled with HER HAIR just from laying on my bed.
Her diet seems fine and she’s not going bald or anything- she has plenty of hair (long hair too!) but omg. Its everywhere. I vaccuum and lintroll and sweep and furminate and she is happy as a clam but it’s in my mouth, food, clothes, bed… I don’t want to shave her because I’ve read that daschunds coat takes a long time to grow and it might take years for it to grow back (I think she was shaved a few weeks before we got her, actually.)
Aside from shaving her and just resolving myself to being covered in dog hair for the rest of her life, does anyone have any advice?! My parents have THREE dogs- two chihuahuas and a doxie and i swear I see like…2 hairs when I visit them. My FIs family has 6 (!) dogs ranging in size from 20-120lbs and yeah there’s some hair but not like her. my god. What a monster
pic for good measure 🙂
Post # 3
Sorry, I really don’t have any advice for you but you aren’t alone. We have three dogs and one, my girl, sheds like crazy. Everything is covered in her hair. I’ve just accepted it. She hates to be brushed and I won’t shave her. The only good thing is that she loves being outside so most of her shedding happens in the back yard.
Post # 4
@Birdee106: Pimm LOVES being brushed. When I take out the furminator she freaks out and runs to the couch and lays on her back waiting for it. So thats not an issue. I just could brush her for 4 hours and there would still be hair coming off.
Post # 5
@bkrocks13: Get the furminator…..that is god send!!! It somes in a long hair version and a short hair verson so you will want the long hair. Seriouslly it works amazing to get the undercoat and stops most of the shedding! We have noticed a HUGE difference while using it!
EDIT….I see you aleady have one!!!
Post # 6
I can’t offer any help, but I know the feeling. My dog is a 12 lb chihuahua mix and he sheds like CRAZY. I honestly have no idea where it all comes from, but I could stand there and sweep all day and there would still be piles and piles of hair. Ugh, so frustrating, but I’ve pretty much just accepted the fact that my life will forever be filled with dog hair.
Post # 7
I prefer a cheap metal curry comb to the furminator. Works great on our corgi, and corgis are notorious shedders.
Post # 8
We have to big dogs, so I feel your pain, we invested in a roomba. Makes worry about all the pet hair a lot less stressfull. Other than that, just keep furminating, and getting a rubber curry brush for bathtime, you will not believe the amount of hair that will come off with that thing. Also, of course, while it wont reduce the amount of hair coming off, you could always think about having her shaved, it wont reduce the amount of hair, but the hair coming off will be a lot shorter.
Post # 9
@bkrocks13: I don’t have any advice for you, but that pic is adorable
Post # 10
I have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and their hair is supposed to be left pretty long, too. We were also having a terrible time with shedding and our little guy isn’t even a puppy. Honestly, I just gave up and had his groomer cut his hair really short. It has been SO MUCH BETTER and I think he loves it too since he doesn’t have all that hot hair on him. It grows back super fast, so if we ever want him to look like an actual Cavalier again, we will just let it grow out.
What they are supposed to look like:
My guy the same day he got his hair whacked off
ETA: we have a furminator, too, and I was using that at least once a day as well. Only saw minimal improvement.
Post # 11
@bkrocks13: Oh my geeze…so cute! My only advice would be to shave but I do not know if you want to do that. She is too cute!
Post # 12
You have to brush them every day! There’s no such thing as dogs that don’t shed (even humans shed!) but some dogs have thicker coats that get shed more often in hotter weather. You’re probably noticing the long hair more! We brush our black lab almost daily, and it makes a huge difference in how dirty the house gets.