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    Shedding

    Does anyone have any suggestions for excessive shedding? My dog is a lab/rhodesian ridgeback mix with a thick coat down his back. I have him on Omega 3 tablets and his dog food also has omega's in it. I have tried brushing him everyday and also vacuuming him when I can get him to sit still for it.
    I am keeping 3M in business with the lint rollers. Any suggestions would be most appreciated.






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    Sorry, You seem to be doing everything, I feel for you tho, I have a Goldenretriever and shedding is an issue. I will be watching this post to see what people say.





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    The only thing I have to say is keep brushing daily. Don't they shed more during different times of the year????





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    I was wondering about this furmenator thing at PetsMart, does it really work? I guess it takes all the shedding hair out? or something like that. My bassets are both shedding, tis' the season for it. I do brush daily but, it just does not help.





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    My dog does not shed, but I have a good friend who has a Golden Retriever who sheds like crazy... and she vacums him... he loves it!!!





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    Getting dog hair off of blankets, etc.

    My daughter and her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel are home for the summer. Does any one have suggestions on the best way to launder blankets, towels, etc. so that the hair is removed? I wash a blanket and some hair is in the lint catcher and balled up after drying, but there is still lots of hair all over the blanket. Is it helpful to use Bounce in the dryer? Please help since i have a Bichon Frise' and I have never had shedding issues to deal with before now!





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    Hi,

    Yes the Furminator is a great tool for getting hair out and my Golden loves it. I was so amazed at the hair I got out after I first combed her feathering with a comb. I even use it on my smooth coat Chihuahua. As far as hair on blankets in the laundry, I have better luck with a liquid softener like Downey. It's worth a try I guess. Good Luck.





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    Oh by the way, that picture is not either of my adult dogs, she is my baby Yorkie.............





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    I agree with MaryAnn, making brushing fun can be an activity. Make a habit of brushing the dog before every walk.

    I trained my Rottweiler that he needed groomed before every walk and I found by doing this, I only gave him a bath with water twice a year, fall and spring. Grooming your dog all the time eliminates odor also. Rotties sweat and therefore if not properly groomed can develop an odor.

    forgot one thing, if you can get your dog to get use to the vacuum cleaner, you can also vacuum him. No joke!
    One of those hand held ones that are battery operated would do great.





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    Thanks Sarah...Yes!!! Everything we do with our dogs should be a fun activity.

    While brushing my schnauzer (they are prone to matting if not brushed daily)...she is standing on a non-skid surface on the counter and focused on a special bone treat I set in front of her (my dog knows the "WAIT" command very well), that she doesn't mind the brushing. When finished she gets the treat while I clean up. We're happy and she is beautiful.





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