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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-08-2009, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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Never ending hair

Ok I know they shed ALL the time but......I bathed Athena last night,I was feeling lucky.The good news is I don't think any water got in the basement this time around...We brushed her out the best we could then and the fur was never ending.I again brushed her this AM and it is still coming out in bunches. My question is this. If I were to have her professionally groomed every so often then kept up with the brushing would the amount of fur shed or brushed lessen?

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 01-08-2009, 12:51 PM
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Re: Never ending hair

OMG I have been Brushing Brady same thing the hair coming out of him is ridiculous. Its winter not spring I swear I get a puppy everytime I brush him

I have him professionally groomed so that ain't the answer

Why are they shedding so bad NOW?

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Re: Never ending hair

Shadow sheds a little. Waiting to see how he does this spring.

But since I put him on Longevity, by Springtime. It is so much better.

The Salmon oil gives him the runs, but the Longevity works.

Never took him to a groomer. We bath him, comb him out wet, then again dry.

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Re: Never ending hair

It may be the change in weather.. dry air from the furnace????
I am having the same problem with my male.. shedding constantly. Everytime he shakes he covers tables, couch and floor with hair. No amount of brushing seems to help right now. Wonder if my vacuum will last the season.. lol

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Re: Never ending hair

Glad to see it wasn't just the bath.I thought I was going to have an asthma attack(and I don't have asthma) this AM trying to get her brushed out and I still need to get her hind end better even after what I have already done.The birds will have nice cozy nests this spring with all this hair she produces.

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Re: Never ending hair

they shed. i find that April thriugh August is the worst. my still sheds but it doesn't seem as much from September untill now. it's part of owning a dog. i brush mine a couple of times a week.
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Re: Never ending hair

Having the "professionally" groomed will only cost you money, it won't make any other difference. A groomer does the EXACT same things you can do at home for FREE.

The only difference is that they likely have a force dryer which will blow a lot of the hair out and it will be in the grooming shop instead of your house!

(This is NOT a "slam" of any sort against groomers. I used to be one myself. And even then, I often wondered why people didn't just brush and bathe their own dogs! Other than those that NEEED clipped.)

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Re: Never ending hair

just get a good Vacuum and stock up on dry swifter clothes.

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Athena is deathly afraid of the vacuum or I would vacuum her when she is like this. I haven't been bathing her because she is so out of control and the last time we did at the end of summer,we had the bathroom so wet,hubby asked if we had a leak when he went down cellar the next day.Last night wasn't quit as bad but still needed 2 people to hold her in the tub.I was thinking next time I might try to put a toy in the tub and maybe she would do better thinking it was like her pool. Oh well I guess the days I vacuum I have to brush her out first.

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Do you have any good advice on getting her to like the tub.We've tried it filled ,not filled,hose,no hose. She will go in but as soon as water is there she books it out.She loved her pool this summer and she likes to go in rivers and such.

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