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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-03-2010, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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How often do you brush your dog?
After the dog park I took my dog out and brushed him. It looks like he has lost 5lbs in just fur. He does look much better and seems much cooler.
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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-03-2010, 12:32 PM
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We brush for 5-10 min every day or every other day.

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I usually only brush every month or two unless they're blowing coat. Halo is blowing coat. I took enough undercoat off her on Friday to outfit several medium size dogs, and then we did it all over again on Monday. But now she's practically bald, so it will probably be awhile.

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I try to brush them at least once a week, but twice is better. It really keeps the hair out of the house, and it keeps them cleaner and smelling good.

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post #5 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-03-2010, 01:27 PM
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When i first rescued my first shepherd sam (owners put him on craigslist, they were quiet clearly drug dealers and he was underweight and matty) i had to brush him everyday for what seemed like ages! The first day i got 4 grocery bags of messy nasty undercoat. it was horrible...

with my two dogs now, i brush stauba daily for about 5-10 mins (shedding puppy/undercoat ) and aschen once a week because his long coat doesnt shed or tangle all that much, he's very silky (for now....)!!!!!!
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Daily - and I combine it with a massage and good rubdown. He enjoys it and it keeps his coat looking nice, also I can spot any skin problems right away.


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post #7 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-03-2010, 10:47 PM
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Once a week for me.
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post #8 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-03-2010, 11:19 PM
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out of 7 days i make sure
i brush 4 days sometimes more.
i spend 15 to 20 minutes brushing.
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post #9 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-04-2010, 12:47 PM
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I have noticed JOsie's coat is a bit greasier since she's been on her meds for EPI and she doesn't smell all that great so i have to bathe her at least once a month. I hope that isn't too much for her?

What kind of shampoos do you guys use for dry itchy skin? ( which she has)
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post #10 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-11-2010, 02:52 AM
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I brush Jericho for 5-10 mins every other day and do one full on grooming maybe once a week if it's nasty muddy outside or he gets into stuff he shouldn't. One every 2-3 weeks otherwise. For shampoos I use a nice oatmeal shampoo for itchy/dry skin. For the dogs I was at school we use a pyrantel shampoo mixed with an aloe and oatmeal, which seems to be doublely helpful since it kills any hiding fleas if there are any (Good after a visit to the dog park) and the Aloe and Oatmeal help with the itchy/dry skin issues.
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