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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-17-2015, 04:47 PM
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I bought a pet hair dryer, but it gets too hot and that will dry out his skin, also makes him uncomfortable.
I just use a shop vac set on the blower function, it gets rid of loose hair and water easily. Just make sure it's clean inside first.

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-07-2015, 05:35 PM
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So I know it's said to not Groom your GSD (bath and all) more than once or twice a year.. is this very accurate? I don't groom him often, but we found a great groomer we have been thinking about getting him regularly groomed, which would be maybe, once every few months.. is this too much?

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I think every few months is fine for your dog wyoung2153, some people just get a little crazy with their pups and a weekly (or more) shampoo tends to NOT be what is best for our breed.




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that makes me feel SO much better! We really like this groomer and I really think it will help with his shedding. I know I should be better, but I am horrible at remembering to brush him regularly. While I plan on making it a better practice, I know that getting his undercoat out professionally would really help my sanity.

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Does the cornstarch dry their skin out? Lyka is fully combed out nicely and has her sleek summer coat, but when I got her she was very matted trying to blow her winter coat, and it took days and days to work through the matts and get rid of the dead hair. She loves to be groomed, but the butt fluffs seemed to be uncomfortable for her. Just thinking ahead for her winter coat
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Just a quick reminder - Now that we're into August - pay a little extra attention to your dog's coat when they come in from walk or play. All the weeds, burrs and seed heads are ripe for getting trapped in your dogs coat. They can be hidden and cause irritation. A quick brush and check for stickers will keep your pup happy
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