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Well, I've had only one dog in my life and she loves me so much that provides me with so much furr! It's everywhere!!! I comb her about 3 to 4 times a week and it's still coming! I have a rake and a comb... I'm thinking about buying one of those expensive furminators. How do you deal with it?

I just want to not vacuum the house as an experiment and see how high it'll pile up in a months time. Maybe it'll be up to my ankles.
 

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So... I'm assuming there's no better way around this. Just acceptance? I've read up on how much GSD's shed but to actually experience it is definitely on a whole different level.

It just seems like, once I'm done with the combing session, I can still see more coming. It's just a never ending cycle. Unless, I'm doing it wrong? I use the rake first, then the comb to finish. I brush her afterwards and seems like there are still more. These sessions take up to 30 to an hour, depending on how much she's shedding.

Also, sometimes, I'll see lighter patches by her hips. I pull it and it's like a chunk of cotton. Is that what they refer to "Blowing the coat"?
 

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Yup, this is all normal. Try having two!
lol. I WAS thinking about it... I guess there's just no way around it.

@Josie/Zues: No supplements atm. Just Nutro LB kibbles and Cans. She has a weak stomach so Nutro worked best for her after switching from 3 different brands. So... Does the furminator actually make a difference from your average rakes and combs?

@GSLova: I'll definitely have to stop by the store to get some Omega 3. Just googled the pro's and cons of it. Thanks for the recommendation.
 

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The hair is driving me insane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hair, hair, hair, it's everywhere!

Between the dogs and the cats I sleep hair, I eat hair, I am hair!

I can sweep and sweep and sweep and there is still hair!


I have had it!

Once my cats pass away I will not get anymore and I will only have 1 GSD at a time.
Ever try knitting the dog hair into a sweater? :D
 

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Seriously--for a while there, I was selling dog and cat hair to a lady that spins fiber into yarn. She gave me a dollar an ounce!! Eventually she was overwhelmed with dog hair and had to tell me to quit sending it. :D

She had samples of the yarn she spun from dog hair. She had all different breeds: GSD, Husky, Poodle, Norwegian Elkhound, etc. The best was Bichon Frise. Very soft and cottony.
LOL. With all the GSD hair I have, I'd be a millionaire!
 
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