OMG - the shedding!!

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OMG - the shedding!!

Postby HappyPuppy » Thu May 10, 2012 9:34 am

is unbearable!! Can someone show me a pic of the brush(es) the use? I have a very dense white-haried brush - looks similar to a huuman but very dense = doesn't work.

I one bought (and returned) a rubber curry brush -- it had little cones instead of a continuous zig-zaggy wave as I have seen on others.

My clothes and my bed are catching the brunt - even carpet is covered in a fine layer of just dog hair! HELP?

I think it must just be seasonal tho the verdict is not out yet for me and the bad of Natures
Domain I'm feeding (half thru bag).
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Re: OMG - the shedding!!

Postby amalie79 » Thu May 10, 2012 10:31 am

I've never found a good brush-- and how awfula re those little heairs when they get stuck in your foot!! it's like the worst splinter in the world!-- but do you ever feed coconut oil? River sheds like crazy, but she seems to be doing so less lately, since I introduced coconut oil to her diet...
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Postby AllisonPitbullLvr » Thu May 10, 2012 10:36 am

We use a shedding blade when Obi starts shedding seasonally:

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Re: OMG - the shedding!!

Postby HappyPuppy » Thu May 10, 2012 10:40 am

Hmmmm - I 'just' bought cocount oil but haven't figured out to do with it.... AND I do have a shedding blade but I haven't been able to make it work, either ...will get it out again and try. I'm such a grooming dud!!
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Postby dogs4jen » Thu May 10, 2012 10:45 am

We use a zoom groom on Austin and Roscoe, it works really well on their short fur. We use an undercoat rake on Susie, but she has long "malamutt" fur.
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Postby mtlu » Thu May 10, 2012 10:58 am

I start with buffing Molly with a towel; then a regular metal flea comb to pick up lots of already loose hair; then the zoom groom or a boar bristle hair brush (that I used to use on me) that will stimulate circulation and loosen more fur; then finish with flea comb again since that seems to pick up loose fur the best.

Molly's fur is pretty soft all over and less that 1" long over 95% of her body. I think I would inadvertently cut her with a shedding blade since she is single coated, lol
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Re: OMG - the shedding!!

Postby amalie79 » Thu May 10, 2012 1:03 pm

I started with just a little coconut oil on their meals-- like 1/2 tsp maybe, once a day. Then I worked up to roughly a tablespoon once a day over the course of a few days. They gobble it up, and then I get to lick the spoon. :) And I cook with it myself, since it has no cholesterol (it doesn't make everything taste like coconut once it's heated up, but it is mighty tasty cold!!).
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Re: OMG - the shedding!!

Postby starrlamia » Thu May 10, 2012 1:06 pm

i use a curry on brie that looks like this:
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(not the exact one... mine was from the dollar store lol), the bristles pick up tons of fur, i personally dont like the zoom groom and its cone shaped bristles, i prefer this or a traditionally bristled curry.
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Postby HappyPuppy » Thu May 10, 2012 1:23 pm

Thanks for the feedback - I like that red 'curry' brush shape... Might look for something like that. I've already tasted the coconut oil -- YUM -- would it be too much 'oil' to feed a TBL/day on top of the 2 fish oil tabs I already feed?
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Re: OMG - the shedding!!

Postby amalie79 » Thu May 10, 2012 1:41 pm

HappyPuppy wrote:Thanks for the feedback - I like that red 'curry' brush shape... Might look for something like that. I've already tasted the coconut oil -- YUM -- would it be too much 'oil' to feed a TBL/day on top of the 2 fish oil tabs I already feed?


I've wondered the same thing... The way I've been handling it is that I feed one fish meal per week-- on Wednesdays, of Jack mackerel, salmon, eggs and yogurt/cottage cheese. Then I just do salmon oil 2-3 more days a week, but coconut oil every night.

I figure as long as everything was originally introduced slowly, then their digestive systems should tolerate that much oil, and each one is providing something a little different nutritionally. Whole Dog Journal had a good article about coconut oil in 2005, I think, if you have a sub to it.

And WalMart has a curry brush type surface on a giant cloth mitt for about $3...
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Re: OMG - the shedding!!

Postby Celesteandthebullies » Thu May 10, 2012 1:52 pm

I <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 my Zoom Groom, works well on both Dakota and Alice.
http://www.amazon.com/KONG-ZoomGroom-Do ... supplies_2
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Postby HappyPuppy » Thu May 10, 2012 7:59 pm

Celesteandthebullies wrote:I <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 my Zoom Groom, works well on both Dakota and Alice.
http://www.amazon.com/KONG-ZoomGroom-Do ... supplies_2
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That's similar to the one I bought and returned.... did nothing..... (maybe it was me?) :huh?:
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Re: OMG - the shedding!!

Postby Celesteandthebullies » Thu May 10, 2012 8:26 pm

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Postby ChevellesMomma » Fri May 11, 2012 12:28 am

The Zoom Groom is spectacular. How did you use it?

You can also try getting the Furminator Treatment (NOT the brush) done at your local Petsmart grooming salon. I work there and it is amazing. I've done German Shepherds...Huskies...Chows...and they all continue coming because their shedding goes away for at least 2 weeks and is greatly reduced after that.
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