(Closed) Dog owners: OMG SHEDDING HELP

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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 # 5
8422 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@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
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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
2286 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

I prefer a cheap metal curry comb to the furminator. Works great on our corgi, and corgis are notorious shedders.




Post # 8
224 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

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
2078 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@bkrocks13:  I don’t have any advice for you, but that pic is adorable Wink

Post # 10
1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
1193 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@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
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

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.

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