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Q: SHEDDING

May 7, 2009 | By LINDA421419 B. | 9 answers | Expired: 1898 days ago

LINDA421419 B.

Barney just started shedding this past week-is there some way to control shedding>>

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Kayla L.
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May 11, 2009

Lila is blowing her coat too right now. I was trying the brush but it was not getting ahold of her undercoat. I am using the same Furminator I use on the cats and it's fantastic. I have Lila clipped short and this was the only thing that would take care of it.

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Jillian
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May 11, 2009

even w/short coats, dogs shoul be brushed weekly {preferably 2 times weekly, more when they shed}. shedding seasons are always easier to manage and less noticeable if you keep up on the brushing year-round. if barney has short hair, use a slicker brush {paddle brushes w/wire bristles}. if barney has medium or long hair, you will have to brush him between 3-5 times a week and should use a shedding comb.

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Andi  W.
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May 09, 2009

You could try adding some coconut oil to his food. It's great for the skin and coat. It has been helping with Emma's excessive shedding. 1/4 tsp per 10 lbs working up to 1 tsp per 10 lbs if needed. You can find this in the natural food section of your grocery store. It's more like a white butter than and oil. Emma goes NUTS for it! I put it in her food twice a day. Hope this helps. Take care!

Andi

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EBalka
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May 08, 2009

Brush, brush, brush. My animals are all shedding like crazy right now too!! Combs work well for a short haired guy like Barney, a good scrubby bath is good for getting our all that loose hair. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one fighing the shed right now!!!

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Norrie
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May 08, 2009

I'd get him groomed first then use the furminator regularly to try to keep up with the shedding but all animals shed in warm weather.

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Kate H.
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May 08, 2009

Sounds like he's losing his winter coat. A good shedding comb such as a FurBuster or FURminator will work to get that dead hair off. If they are afraid of being brushed start off with a combing glove then work your way up to a comb or brush. I sell these grooming supplies on my website Dixiepets.com

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jackie
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May 08, 2009

if you take him to a good grooming salon they can blow him out with a high volicity blower and brush brush brush that will help reduce the shedding but it wont stop it afterall that natural but grooming can help reduce it

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Midwestwoman
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May 07, 2009

Sounds like you're seeing seasonal shed...Make sure he is getting a good diet with fatty acids. I have used the Furminator brush and solution on my dog with a medium length coat, and it works well, but not a whole lot better than a slicker brush. There are variety of supplements on the market as well as shampoos that are purported to decrease shedding.

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Bella C.
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May 07, 2009

Get a shedding comb and get it all out at once that will help. But you can't really control it per se. You can make it pass quicker by combing and brushing though. Ahh I see Barney is a Jack Russel then you should be able to get it out just by gently pulling on the hairs. Thats what they do to get them ready for the show ring.

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