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Grooming - weird moulting!

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sparechange Fri 08-Apr-16 20:17:42

Help!
My lab is moulting, but only her guard hairs, and I can't find anything to groom her effectively.

She is stupidly hairy, so gets a couple of trips to a grooming parlour each year. Her most recent trip was about 3 weeks ago, and they've done a great job of getting rid of her undercoat, but her guard hairs are out of control.
Furminator is no good, zoom groom isn't much getter. Slicker brush is useless and she is scared of the noise it makes. I've also tried the dyson attachment and a bristle brush.
None. Of. Them. Work and it's driving me mad.

A zoom groom in the bath is about the only thing that slightly works, but she is so miserable in the bath (cold, stagnant water is obviously her favourite place in the world hmm)

Does anyone have any suggestions? The Hoover is working overtime, and I'm getting through lint rollers at a rate of knots

georgedawes Fri 08-Apr-16 20:55:04

Sorry no bright ideas but I'm having a similar problem with my rough collie. She's recently been spayed and it has sent her coat crazy. Nothing I do seems to stop the moulting!

BlackMarigold Sat 09-Apr-16 09:07:37

I think the guard hairs just fall out when they're ready, not much you can do about it.
Brushing helps get rid of the dead undercoat though, because it can stay trapped against the skin, although with my lab I can see clumps emerging through the guard hairs, very satisfying to pull handfuls out [smile}.

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