Help! Dog Won't Stop Shedding

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by mylilchix, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Ahhhh!! We have a 9 month old lab mix puppy who is shedding EVERYWHERE! We hae 2 other dogs, and 90% of the fuzz bunnies are from the puppy, Chug. Ds took him outside and gave him a good brushing and there was major fur flying. How can I get this poor guy to stop carpeting my home with his fur?

    Thanks, Sonja
     
  2. Queen Scoot

    Queen Scoot Crochet Chieftess

    May 27, 2008
    HOOKERVILLE!!!
    itsthat time of year...shedding time i dont think theres much you can do about it...my great pyr and my wolfdog both have white coats and are shedding like crazy! lol
     
  3. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    There is nothing you can do. Labs shed this time of year, plus the puppy is losing puppy fur. Double trouble. It will ease up, but if you bathe the puppy once a week you can stay on top of it. Please note though, use very mild soap like regular dawn dishsoap so you don't dry out the skin too much. Good luck.
     
  4. happyhen

    happyhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our lab sheds like it's his business. Morning, noon, night, spring, summer, fall and winter. 24/7,365! A daily grooming with a good brush helps some, but it still makes me crazy! Too bad there's not a market for all that fur, we'd be rich. ;
     
  5. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    My mother has a lab and he sheds like crazy all year long. Due to his age, I would give it a little time, get through the fall and see if it continues. There are just some dogs that are constant shedders. My female Springer Spaniel is like that.
    Good food will help, good oils, etc. You don't have to pay a fortune to get them on good stuff. I would suggest getting off corn based foods if they eat it now.
     
  6. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Our black lab, Lucky, sheds heavily Marchish and Septemeberish, but right now he's not sheding much at all. Poor Chug, if he keeps this up he'll be hairless soon! I think we'll give him a bath tomorrow and see if that helps. I think my poor ds is getting really annoyed having to brush Chug daily.

    Sonja
     
  7. bmarshgu

    bmarshgu Out Of The Brooder

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    We get our dog groomed every once in a while. One time we went and they asked if we would for them to Furminate our dog. It sounded terrifying, but once the groomer told us what it did we bought in. It is a comb-vacuum tool that essentially sucks out all of the loose hair on your dog. It works really well, lasting app. 3 wks. Since then, I have seen them marketed in commercials etc. I am not sure how those work, but the groomer's was awesome. You might try simply vacuuming your dog. Weird sounding, I know, but it works. We used to do it our cat and she loved it. Just use the brush hose attachment. Hope this helps!

    Edited to add: Try blow-drying him, while brushing him, after his bath. DO IT OUTSIDE, otherwise you will end up with more hair in your house than is still on your dog [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2008
  8. EngieKisses

    EngieKisses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Plus, when you do bathe your puppy make sure you use tepid water instead of warm water. Warm water promotes shedding, same with cold water. I agree with the post earlier, really make sure the puppoes diet is not corn based too.
    Stephanie
     
  9. yeahLauren

    yeahLauren Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a furminator. It's not a vacuum. It's just a brush that takes out only the loose hair. It works great. I use it regularly on my chocolate lab. Check out the website and buy one:

    http://www.furminator.com
     
  10. go-veggie

    go-veggie Flew the Coop

    Dr. Foster & Smith (mail order pet catalog---a WI company) has some great stop shedding products. I can't remember the name of what we used for our shepherd from them, but it was like an oil you put over the dry food. You'll never, ever get rid of shedding entirely, but you'll be able to reduce that flying loose hair somewhat with a product like that. We used to call his shedding hair "tumbleweeds" because they would form a ball, and when the heat or a/c kicked on, they'd go rolling around on the kitchen floor. I haven't used any shed stopping product with our greyhound yet, but I should. She sheds quite a bit. Her hair stays on the floor though and really isn't flying around like our shepherd's used to. Maybe someone should invent some soft, adhesive dog wrap that could be used for a while right after you vacuum...so your house would actually stay clean for a little while, and then when you take it off of your dog, the sticky stuff would have taken all of the loose fur with it...and in the trash it goes!!! [​IMG]
     

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