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Q: what can I do about shedding?

October 10, 2008 | By Bonnie C. | 8 answers | Expired: 2096 days ago

Bonnie  C.

Maelee Sheds a lott...and we have given her a bath and brushed her...but she sheds so much...can anyone give me any tips? on what I can do for my pet "Maelee"

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Amy R.
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Oct 20, 2008

Shaving your dog does not stop shedding. It only makes the hair shorter and removes the top coat. The undercoat will grow in thicker the next season, making shedding worse in the future. I recommend using the Furminator as it is the only brush that really works, it pulls out all the loose undercoat and dead hair. Consistent brushing is the best thing you can do for your dog, and your dog will eventually love it. Its relaxing and a great time spent with your dog.

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LoriHill123
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Oct 13, 2008

Looks like the cat has longer hair. We take our cat outside on the deck, and use 2 different types of brushes. One that can get deep into the underhair, and one soft bristle for the final brushing and around the face. The key is to brush backwards a little, to fluff out the under fur.

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Mischa H.
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Oct 12, 2008

If it has hair you can have it shaved.

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Nicole
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Oct 10, 2008

Diet is a major factor in how much animals shed. My cat Angel shed a lot before we switcher her to a raw food called Stella and Chewy's. What kind of brush are you using? I'd recommend a furminator or a bristleless brush called the kitty slicker.

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Jaswinder
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Oct 10, 2008

is this always a problem or is it only at this time of the year. Diet could be a factor. also Furminator is great if used outside the home.

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Debbie
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Oct 10, 2008

It's that time of year again. I have found that when they start shedding their old coat, I take them to the groomer & the shedding is barely noticable afterwards.

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Jamie M.
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Oct 10, 2008

I feel your pain! My dog Gunther sheds so much you'd think he'd be bald by now. There's no way to completely prevent shedding (besides shaving!), but you can take a few steps to keep it under control.

Brush daily - several times a day! And do it outside! If you haven't purchased one already, I really recommend investing in a Furminator. It's a great tool to thin out the underlayer of the coat.
Vacuum and sweep often. I know, it's a pain, but it's the only way to get rid of all that extra hair floating around the house. I have to vacuum daily during the winter and spring.

If you find some other method that works better, please let me know!

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daryl b.
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Oct 10, 2008

at this time of year there isn't much you can do but what you are doing. at this time of year they will be dheading their coat and putting on a winer coat. they will do the same thing in the spring. but if it goes one too long and gets bald spots please make a call or a trip to the vet

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