Dog Hair everwhere, Help

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Frizzled, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Frizzled

    Frizzled Songster

    I have my first German Shepherd, I knew they would shed but nor like this. Do they shed really bad year round or do you guys think its because I keep her in the house and the heat is drying her skin and hair our? Any suggestions on how to cut down on the shedding. Thaks in advance.

  2. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Get a Furminator! Seriously! When my hubby suggested it I thought he was nuts. However we have 3 house dogs and it was driving me nuts enough to give it a try. We saw one in a Farm supply store for $69.99, we got ours brand new from Amazon for $15.00! It really does make a difference. Every time I use it I am amazed at how much hair I can get from each dog!
  3. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
  4. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Songster

    May 14, 2009
    Aregua, Paraguay
    That's why I switched to poodles. [​IMG]

  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Daily brushings and salmon oil. Our house is has very dry heat too.
    They don't call them german shedders for nothing. [​IMG]
  6. Frizzled

    Frizzled Songster

    Thanks for the info. I will give both suggestions a try.
  7. Bluemoon420

    Bluemoon420 The Rooster Queen

    They shed all year round. The advice everyone else suggested works to keep it to a minimum. Those furminators are supposed to be good too. [​IMG]


  8. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Songster

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    Get a big Furminator. I have the 4 inch one, got it for around $20 or $25 from I use that at least once a week, and I have a Dyson vacuum to suck up whatever hair gets left behind.
  9. BlackBart

    BlackBart Songster

    Mar 29, 2009
    The Furminators are great, best thing I have found to get allot of loose hair out fast.
    I use one on my horses when they start to shed their winter coat.
    Makes life so much easier.

  10. Dar

    Dar Crowing

    Jul 31, 2008
    when i had my malamute i used a shedding rake and brushed her daily.
    I also have this rubber brush thing. Its hard to explain but it looks like a window squeegie but with bristles and a rubber handle. Its great for the furniture

    but i was going through a vacuum a year tho too

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