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Baby and heavily shedding dog - help

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Northernbeachbum Thu 08-Nov-18 16:07:00

Ddog is fab, chilled, lazy but up for a long walk, cuddly but happy to be left, hes pretty damn near perfect......except the shedding.....oh my god the shedding! Now i used to brush him weekly and hoover as much as possible but DS is here now and its much harder to do so. He will be crawling at some point in the next few months, how on earth do i prevent him being just a furry mess too!! Does having dogs groomed regularly help? Ddog will be unsure so I want to be sure it will help before doing it. Hes a lab/retriever cross

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Santaispolishinghissleigh Thu 08-Nov-18 16:10:35

Ds used to crawl off and nap in ddog's bed with ddog!! Both ended up white and hairy!!
Never did him any harm!!

Hogtini Thu 08-Nov-18 16:15:16

Can you take him to a groomers to be de-shedded or buy some fandangled brush off amazon?

adaline Thu 08-Nov-18 16:16:01

He lives in a house with a dog - he'll be covered in hair no matter what you do. It won't do him any harm so I really wouldn't worry too much about it 

Northernbeachbum Thu 08-Nov-18 16:40:56

Haha yeah i guess he can have hairy clothes for home smile

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Northernbeachbum Thu 08-Nov-18 16:41:45

@hogtini i did wonder about groomers and shaving him a little too.....

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AvocadosBeforeMortgages Thu 08-Nov-18 18:09:39

Furminator brushes are meant to be good for getting fur out before it sheds.

I, however, would go with letting DC get a bit furry... They need to be exposed to germs to help them build up their immune system.

OrcinusOrca Thu 08-Nov-18 18:55:51

Shaving would damage his double coat. A proper groom will get all the loose hair out, that's worth doing a couple of times a year during his big moult seasons. I have one big moulter and another who seems to do low level moulting constantly so it doesn't work as well for her.

Furminators are good but I'd only use it once a week as it can damage the hair and make it look a bit frazzled if you over do it.

Also, cheap Ikea sticky lint rollers 

Greyhorses Thu 08-Nov-18 18:58:23

I have two german shepherds and a baby. Eventually I just stopped caring too much.

We have mostly wood floors and hoover as much as possible, that’s about it.

Northernbeachbum Thu 08-Nov-18 19:09:52

Thanks all, we have a furminator and it helps but the baby is in a phase of wanting constant attention so its tough finding time.....ill try a groomers

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JudyGrandChamp Fri 09-Nov-18 11:59:22

Grooming makes a massive difference! We had a Belgian shepherd Golden cross and he would shed so much, but the few times we did actually take him to the groomers it reduced vacuuming time to a third.

bbcessex Sat 10-Nov-18 19:20:37

good luck OP - it’s hard to keep on top of it.

We have a G-Tech air ram so can constantly hoover main areas easily (morning & evening).

Groomer also suggested top tip of using rubber gloves (like medical gloves) to rub dogs coats up & down whilst outside.. we do this often, it gets out LOADS of loose hair and has really made a difference.

Good luck!

iwonderwhen Sat 10-Nov-18 22:50:12

As well as a furminator, get those sticky rollers - Wilkos Costco etc do them. Roll them over your toddlers clothes and the hairs stick to the roller tear the section off and you've a fresh section to use - I use them on bedding and chairs too as well as hoovering the floors of dog hairs

FairfaxAikman Sat 10-Nov-18 22:59:22

Furminators are great and loads of lab owners (myself included) swear by Shark vacuum cleaners - lifts far more hair than my Vax ever did.

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