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#1 dragonfly

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    Posted 09 October 2007 - 06:11 PM

    I need help getting the dog hair from my husky shepherd mix under control. I really do love my dog Echo but I am losing my mind with the amount of hair she sheds. I have all laminate on my main floor and I have to sweep so many times a day, and it still is not enough. Echo's hair also seems to be floating in the air, and on my coffee tables because there are no carpets to trap it. I sweep and then I sweep with my swiffer to try and capture the hair but I still can't control it. It doesn't help that the boys wrestle and run with Echo all day long and of course it just makes the hair situation worse. I brush her everyday, and I vacumn her once a week, yes vacumn, it works well and she likes it it is like a doggy massage. Does anyone have the same problem and have you come up with any solutions to the problem. I am just so tired with all the kid's activities, Liam, taking care of Nicole, Nicole's therapy, my husband working 12 hour days, I wish I did not have to spend so much of my time on dog hair issues.

    Kelly~

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      Posted 09 October 2007 - 06:16 PM

      Girl, I know what you mean. I have a tan dog and a black cat, and they both shed. We, too, have laminate floors, and the best thing we have it the purple Dyson vacuum cleaner. It is made for people with pets. I think it is great!!! Maybe you could ask a dog groomer what you can do to help control the shedding?? Good Luck!

      #3 PaulaV

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        Posted 09 October 2007 - 06:18 PM

        Hi Kelly! ~waves~

        Um... I have a full bred husky... 12 years old.
        I hate to tell you... it doesn't stop.

        I have to vacuum 3 times a week (with a purple Dyson), there are tufts of his undercoat everywhere. They look like long cotton balls.
        People say, well they only shed good 2 times a year. Not true.
        I brush him, give him fish oil to help his skin.
        I changed his food to a sensitive skin Eukanuba formula which is supposed to help the shedding and the dermatitis I we think he might have now, but we cannot tell a difference in the shedding.

        I don't know what to tell you, it drives me insane.

        #4 1elephant

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          Posted 09 October 2007 - 06:46 PM

          i have the BEST solution - it's a brush called the FURMINATOR. it comes in a few different sizes and traps all fur. my cats barely shed, but this thing grabs all of the loose hairs, making them look like huskies! here's the website: FURminator. it's a little on the pricey side but SO worth it!

          we also have a dyson and i use the attachments on the couches to pull all of the hair out of that. we don't have carpet, but i still vacuum the floors. i feel like the swiffer just pushes the hair around.

          #5 MikkiStreak

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            Posted 09 October 2007 - 08:49 PM

            A tablespoon of olive oil in their food every day helps too. I've heard that dry dog food contributes to the shedding too, but I don't notice a difference in their coat/shedding.

            I know it helps us when we use a wire-haired brush on Raven and we keep her coat trimmed at about 1/8" to help too.

            We have mini-Raven's (furballs) all over our place. We've gone thru about 3 vacuums because of her shedding. (Yep, I know I need a Dyson, especially since we plan on having a family of 5 dogs and 0 children). :)

            #6 tvt

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              Posted 09 October 2007 - 09:01 PM

              We got one of those kong brushes for tucker. I swear I could brush him all day with that thing and still get hair out. But once I give him a good brush down the shedding is much less.... for a bit anyway!

              It's called Kong Zoom Groom

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              #7 PaulaV

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                Posted 09 October 2007 - 09:16 PM

                This is what I use, I would spend too much time picking his hair out of everything else we've tried:

                GripSoft Shedding Blades - JW Pet Supplies for Dogs

                #8 A10CalGal

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                  Posted 09 October 2007 - 10:48 PM

                  Ugh, girl, I know where you are at! Our dog doesn't shed for shit, but our cat is like rediculous...and if she's not physically shedding naturally, she is ripping her own hair out with her teeth! Good times.

                  My mom had the same problem with a big old lab and two fluffy cats, and to boot she had all hardwood on her ground floor. She was always bitching about how now matter how much she swept, vacuumed, swiffered, nothing worked. So a few years ago, I bought her a Roomba vac - it's like a robot vacuum that just vacuums you floors as often as you want it to. It really helped, because she didn't have to do it herself, and this little Roomba was just sweeping all day long - of course she had to empty the thing, but overall , it helped her sanity.

                  Hope this helps :)

                  #9 dragonfly

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                    Posted 10 October 2007 - 03:10 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Christa
                    Ugh, girl, I know where you are at! Our dog doesn't shed for shit, but our cat is like rediculous...and if she's not physically shedding naturally, she is ripping her own hair out with her teeth! Good times.

                    My mom had the same problem with a big old lab and two fluffy cats, and to boot she had all hardwood on her ground floor. She was always bitching about how now matter how much she swept, vacuumed, swiffered, nothing worked. So a few years ago, I bought her a Roomba vac - it's like a robot vacuum that just vacuums you floors as often as you want it to. It really helped, because she didn't have to do it herself, and this little Roomba was just sweeping all day long - of course she had to empty the thing, but overall , it helped her sanity.

                    Hope this helps :)
                    The poor roomba vac wouldn't stand a chance in my house, Liam would have a party with that zooming around our house, hehehe.

                    From the sounds of things I better buy a vissel and learn to live with the fur. I bought some of those felt stickies to put on the bottom of my chairs, tables ect, so my floors wouldn't get scratched, but guess what? I really didn't need them with the lovely fur balls stuck to the bottom of everything, there is no chance my floor will ever be scratched as long as I have Echo, heheheh

                    #10 TammyB

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                      Posted 10 October 2007 - 08:25 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by lauren c.
                      i have the BEST solution - it's a brush called the FURMINATOR. .
                      I 100% agree with this. We use the furminator on our cat and you would be amazed at how much hair comes off and it's helps so much with sheding..




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