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09-01-2014 01:49 AM
arctic
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Originally Posted by A girl and her dog View Post
This made me giggle! I brush until I get tired, or the dog can't take any more, or I'm getting only about 1/4 the hair as I was when I started. I figure that I'll never get all of it in any single session. All I can do is remove as much loose hair as possible until next time.

I use a rake with round edges and blades for getting the under coat. I like it, it does a good job on the fur, it's faster than most brushes, and my cat loves it.

but the shedding doesn't stop. in fact, I think the deshedder/brushing encourages more shedding. Invest in a Swiffer vac for hard floors and a good vacuum for carpets and rugs.
I'm just brushing her outside at the moment, leaving piles of fur wherever I go.

I'm also wondering if it might make sense to take her to the groomer regularly, but just have them use the blower, since I don't want her getting washed too often.

Last time I made the mistake of staying in the same room with the groomer when she blow dryed the dog. I got completely covered in fur so I'll stay far away from now on.
08-31-2014 04:22 AM
A girl and her dog
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Originally Posted by arctic View Post
My 6 month old is shedding. A lot. I think she may be losing her puppy coat.

In any case, I user a brush, a furminator, and a rubber zoom brush.

The more I brush, the more hair that falls out. It goes on. FOREVER!

How long should I brush her? It just doesn't stop -- especially when I use rubber zoom brush and brush back and forth.
This made me giggle! I brush until I get tired, or the dog can't take any more, or I'm getting only about 1/4 the hair as I was when I started. I figure that I'll never get all of it in any single session. All I can do is remove as much loose hair as possible until next time.

I use a rake with round edges and blades for getting the under coat. I like it, it does a good job on the fur, it's faster than most brushes, and my cat loves it.

but the shedding doesn't stop. in fact, I think the deshedder/brushing encourages more shedding. Invest in a Swiffer vac for hard floors and a good vacuum for carpets and rugs.
08-30-2014 01:24 PM
Cassidy's Mom Undercoat rakes are awesome! I have this one, and it works great - it has a double row of rotating teeth:
Amazon.com : Evolution W6110 Grooming Undercoat Rake with Rotating Teeth, Double Row : Pet Combs : Pet Supplies Amazon.com : Evolution W6110 Grooming Undercoat Rake with Rotating Teeth, Double Row : Pet Combs : Pet Supplies

08-30-2014 01:24 PM
MichaelE Yes. An undercoat rake will help pull it out.
08-30-2014 01:21 PM
lauren43 What is the recommended brush? I don't love the furminator but was thinking about getting a rake, yes?
08-30-2014 12:58 PM
Cassidy's Mom I don't use a Furminator, but with my undercoat rake I brush until I stop getting fur off, or the dog has had enough! With the Zoom Groom there's no danger of coat damage, so you should be able to use it as often and as long as you like.
08-30-2014 12:35 PM
arctic
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Originally Posted by my boy diesel View Post
if you mean in one setting you will denude the puppy if you use the furminator daily for more than a few minutes at a time
there is a groomer on here that pops in and hopefully she can help you figure this out
FAQ Using a FURminator Which FURminator to Use | FURminator®

We recommend using the deShedding tool 1-2 times a week for 10-20 minutes each session. You may need to use the deShedding tool more frequently during heavy shedding seasons.

Before each use, you will want to read the deShedding tool instructions completely. Also, your pet should be free of mats and tangles.




if you mean over time yes grooming and brushing are lifelong requirements for coated dogs like gsds collies and huskies just to name a few
I've used the furminator 2-3 times already this week. I'll definitely stop for a week.

I've mostly used the rubber zoom brush, which I brush back and forth on the dog, and the hair just falls like a waterfall. It actually doesn't stop falling. I stop because I get tired. I'm not sure the furminator helps at all, because after 10 minutes of the furminator, I do the brushing. And the fur keeps on falling.

I'm hoping this is not a "normal" thing and it's more of a puppy shedding its coat / fall season thing.
08-30-2014 12:27 PM
my boy diesel if you mean in one setting you will denude the puppy if you use the furminator daily for more than a few minutes at a time
there is a groomer on here that pops in and hopefully she can help you figure this out
FAQ Using a FURminator Which FURminator to Use | FURminator®

We recommend using the deShedding tool 1-2 times a week for 10-20 minutes each session. You may need to use the deShedding tool more frequently during heavy shedding seasons.

Before each use, you will want to read the deShedding tool instructions completely. Also, your pet should be free of mats and tangles.




if you mean over time yes grooming and brushing are lifelong requirements for coated dogs like gsds collies and huskies just to name a few
08-30-2014 12:07 PM
pyratemom Keep brushing. It does go on forever and twice a year it is horrendous when they completely blow coat. The rest of the year they can shed enough to build a small dog once a week. Get a good vacuum, you will need it. I still brush my girl every morning and she is 6 years old. When I bathe her I use the Zoom Groom rubber brush to get loose hair and it also gives her a nice massage. I used the Furminator on Pyrate and could get a 3 and a half gallon bucket full of hair easily at least three times a week and he never looked like he lost any hair at all! Raina, being of longer coat, oddly enough does not shed as much as Pyrate did. She has longer hair but not the thick fuzzy undercoat so much.
08-30-2014 11:12 AM
arctic
How long do you keep brushing?

My 6 month old is shedding. A lot. I think she may be losing her puppy coat.

In any case, I user a brush, a furminator, and a rubber zoom brush.

The more I brush, the more hair that falls out. It goes on. FOREVER!

How long should I brush her? It just doesn't stop -- especially when I use rubber zoom brush and brush back and forth.

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