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We weren't able to give the dogs a bath last weekend so I'm hoping this weekend. We have to. They need it so bad. I need to get some of the loose fur off of them.

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5/22/10 5:08 P

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You might be able to check with your local TV stations and see if they know anything or with your vet. I know there were some vets that were doing it but don't know where. Sorry I don't have more info about it.

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All the fur I've brushed out, I couldn't made myself a couple more pets. I usually drop the fur also for the birds to pick it up. Abbey's and the cat's are alot softer than Lola's. What about all the fur you pick up in the vaccume? I have tons of that too.

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Gosh I wish I knew a way to pack it up and ship it to them. I live in a rural area and haven't heard of anything like that but may have to ask around.

Ought to be a way to spin it into yarn, like they do with sheep's wool, and then knit things from it LOL.

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Linda, I heard on the news they are using pet fur from groomers to help with the oil spill in the gulf. Of course, I don't know how you would get it to them unless there was a group in your area accumlating it. Sure seems like there should be some use for all that fur. There were times when I brushed Honeybear that I had enough fur for another dog!

The birds really should pay up! emoticon emoticon

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Gonna have to send them birds a bill!! emoticon

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5/21/10 11:05 A

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When I brush Zoey outside, some of the hair ends up recycled into birds nests. Unfortunately, the birds never pay up!

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Hey, if anyone has any geat ideas on how we could make some money with all this excess hair feel free to share it! If I could market her excess hair maybe I could retire younger!

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Yeah, actually my Abigail chewed way past 2! At least now she's 7 and stopped it a few years ago but I think she was 3 or so before she stopped!

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5/21/10 8:04 A

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The only thing is, Lola is now officially a little over 2 and she still chews. It's suppose to be in the 90's on Sunday so the dogs and cat will definetly get their bathes. I tried to brush Lola but not alot of fur came off. Abbey on the other hand will fill the brush up right away.

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5/20/10 7:57 P

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Linda, that is such a cute saying and very true!!!!

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My Abigail is shedding tons again also, since the weather started warming up. In the winter it's shedding, in the spring and summer it's super shedding! As a vet on the Dr. Oz show said a few weeks ago about labs they "chew till they're 2 and shed till they're dead!

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Oh dear, my grandog also likes to do that and has to have numerous baths!!!!

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We have had a few baths around here lately. I have discovered that my dog likes to roll in stinky poo. The smellier the better as far as she is concerned. Maybe after enough baths, she will get the idea!....I can only hope.

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5/19/10 9:34 A

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It's suppose to be in the 80's this weekend so look out dogs and cat! It's bath time! Hopefully that will help to get rid of some of the fur they're shedding.

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4/13/10 10:05 A

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Next time I buy a vaccume cleaner, I'm going to consider that Dyson. It seems like everytime I have to buy one, it's because mine breaks down and I need one now. So I usually don't have the money at the time to buy one. I'm tired of the bagless one I just bought. It's a pain. I do have to admit that the power paw is really good on it. It picks up all the hair on my furniture. The shedding should be winding down soon. (I hope) They've been shedding for quite awhile now. They need bathes. Hopefully one of these weekends the temps will really warm up.


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4/12/10 2:38 P

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I also have the Dyson for Pet Hair vacuum. Dumped it out 2x this morning! IMO...Worth every penny emoticon

I bought it about 6 months after my last dog died. In that time, the carpet had been cleaned, along with regular vacuuming. The first time I used the Dyson, I had to empty it 5 or 6 times because of all the dog hair it vacuumed out of the carpet. Imagine my surprise!

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On a previous thread or maybe it was this one awhile back we decided pet fur in food just added fiber!!!! And if anyone complains they can just not come to visit!!! I know that would be hard with family though!!

I've never heard of that vacuum but it sounds like a great one.

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I have the Dyson Animal and absolutely LOVE it! It is the easiest vacuum I've ever had. I justified not buying one for years because of the cost, but I am so happy I decided to buy the Dyson.

I also used the Furminator shampoo and think it might of helped my yellow lab. She still sheds but it seems to be less. It's really hard to tell.

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Hadn't read thru this forum in awhile - glad I took time to do it today. I've been wondering if the Dyson Pet vacumm really lived up to it's claims. I've been considering purchasing it. I have a really cheap vacumn cleaner that I don't think does much good. I've also considered trying the Furminator shampoo - don't know if me or Miss Taylor could wait 15 minutes.

There was a time in my life when my mother (and sister) complained, moaned, etc. about all the hair in my house. My sister would get real upset when she found a hair in her food - "how can this happen"?? I would explain, no matter how hard I try or how much cleaning I do, with 3 furbabies,hair is going to float around and get in stuff. I have gone to grocery stores, bought lunch and took it to work before. Pulled it out of the bag and there would be a hair from the Border Collie. I would laugh because I know it got on the lunch from me - so that meant I had been wearing it all day.

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I really need to take the animals out on the deck and brush them. My house is full of dog hair! I've just been a little lazy with that.

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Yes, it made me remember how Honeybear would just really be messy with her eating and food would fly around! I know that is how it got under the refrig. Also haven't cleaned my french doors because they still have some of her "spit" where she would stand and bark at everything going on in the backyard. It makes for wonderful memories!

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So sorry about that GOOZLEBEAR. I remember when we moved from our other house and we moved the washer and dryer to clean underneath and there was the dog hair and food and toys underneath from our previous dogs. It made me sad, but also made me smile because I remembered how that stuff would get under there.

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The other day I was trying to clean out from underneath the refrigerator and found several of Honeybear's kibbles. It was very sad, guess I don't do much of that heavy cleaning as she's been gone 2 months.

I would always think my house was clean but then the sun would shine just right on the floor or furniture and I would see a fine layer of her silky fur! Sooo just don't let any sunlight in! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I wish I could say I have no idea what you're talking about. Unfortunately, I know only too well.

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I need to do major cleaning. I open the lower cupboards and what do I find? dog hair. For us it's no big deal to be eating and pull a dog or cat hair out, but I'm really conscious about it when I have to make something to go somewhere. What's a meal without dog hair.

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LOL thats too cute! Thanks for my smile today...we have the dog hair semi under control...now if I would just REALLY clean the house maybe I wouldn't keep finding it on the kitchen counters lol.

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Yeah, I do believe it does!!! Thanks for reminding us of that Sherry! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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doesn't dog hair in the food count as fiber? emoticon

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Aw! What's wrong with fur in your food? lol. It's when you have guests over and they find the dog hair in their food. I'd love to bathe the dogs, but will patiently wait until the weather warms up.

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Ugg...I think each corner of my house is growing a mini Delta lol. I emoticon the furminator...It has made a HUGE difference. We bought the $60 kit from PetSmart.com. It comes with the bathing brush, furminator medium, drying cloth, shampoo & de-shedding solution.

I put Delta in the shower & did follow the instructions to leave the shampoo (then the de-shedding solution) on for 5-10 min. I swear we got at least 3x's more hair off her. Once dried we brushed her & tons more came out. We brush her once a week now and can actually go 4-5 day's and not have to sweep :)

Its a ton of work but she's worth it and not finding dog hair in our food is a plus lol.

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If they would only relax and walk normally, they'd be fine, but they try to dig those claws in and they end up sliding around. Once they get over to the rug, they don't want to leave it. Lola will whine and whine.

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I do remember my dogs at the time having trouble learning to walk on the laminate. The current ones have no problem with the laminate. But they do use the throw rugs as skateboards and slide them everywhere - lol.

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When we first got hardwood floors in our cabin in the mtns. Honeybear also slid around all over the place but she had no choice but to try and walk on it. Eventually, she was able to get around okay. But she let us know that it wasn't her idea to get that kind of floor, she wanted the carpet back! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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We replaced the carpet down in our family room last fall with laminate because the cat liked to use it as a litterbox and it's so much easier to take care of. The only thing is the dogs won't go down there. They slip on it. Lola hasn't learned to walk on floor like that. Whenever we take her to Petsmart, it's always a laugh because she slips and slides everywhere.

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BeckyAnne, I started replacing my carpet one room at a time several years ago. The laminate is very easy to install as my retired father and I installed it in the first two rooms, and I did the last two on my own. I put laminate in my bedroom, living room, family room, and put laminate tiles in the kitchen. They have held up well to dog nails through the years.

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Sherry, I can see your pups (especially Sophie) standing around for 10-15 minutes all soaped up with shampoo while it works on their fur!!!! At lease they smell good. I can picture Sophie with a cloud of fur trailing behind her!!!
Becky Anne, there is nothing worse than the smell of wet dog except when it is all over your furniture. I too would love to replace all my carpet but that isn't happening anytime soon!!

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Unfortunately we can't bathe the dogs right now because it's too cold outside and there's nothing worse than letting wet dogs dry themselves off on the furniture and carpets. I think we're going to give Abbey some Benadryl and see if she stops some of her scratching. Thank goodness it's nice enough that we can take them out on the deck and brush them. I find with the bagless vac that I have to dump the container a few times when I vaccume which can be a pain. I'd rather pull the carpet up and replace with wood or laminate, but that has to wait at least another year. My house right now stinks of dog, but I'm not going to shampoo the carpet until all the painting, etc. gets done.

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I used the Furminator shampoo on all three dogs yesterday. The instructions said the shampoo would help with undercoat shedding and to leave it on the dogs for 10-15 minutes. That did NOT happen. Each one got "soaped" up and rinsed off. It smells great (coconutty) and they're all shiny again. Sophie does not have a cloud of loose hair floating around her as she walks around (like Pigpen) but let's give it a couple of days.

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Thank you, I will definately look into one!

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A few months ago I bought a Dyson Animal vacuum and I love it. It costs more than I'd paid for vacs in the past but so far I find it's worth it. It's really, really easy to push, and empty. I only have carpet in two bedrooms and the hallway since I replaced most of my carpet with laminate wood a few years ago due to muddy paw prints, but I also have some big area rugs. I do give the Dyson Animal a thumbs up. emoticon

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Yes, with two I have come to the realization that there is ALWAYS going to be hair in my house lol. I vaccuum at least twice a day to keep up with it tho, I've already gone through two vaccuums within the past year but I'd rather live with hair than not have my babies!

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We've gone thru so many vaccuums. Pet hair is really rough on them. There are alot of vaccuums now that say they are for pet hair, but I don't know how well they work. We just bought a Eureka and I don't care for it except for the attachment for steps and furniture. It has a spinning brush on it and works great on furniture. I think we just have to learn to love living with pet hair.

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I don't know about a vaccuum that would be good for that as Honeybear hated a vaccuum and would run from it . She would probably have had a heart attack if I had tried to use it on her!!

Sherry, hope the shampoo works I know I had tons of hair just from HB and she was an "only" dog!!!

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I have a black lab (Cody) and a yellow lab (Sam) so I know all too well about the endless hair! I am looking for a new vaccuum, anyone have any suggestions on a vaccuum that works great for pet hair??

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Sandi, I've used the furminator and a shedding blade on Sophie and both do a good job. Neither work that well on Nash or Cocoa. I use a Zoom Groom on Nash which works for his coarse short hair. Cocoa hates being groomed so I use my hands on her. In the summer, she's in the pool nearly every day so that keeps the hair off of her.

I just ran across the shampoo on some web site and wanted to give it a try (as I was sweeping up more dog hair). Keep your fingers crossed.

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Sherry, do you use the Furminator tool on them that is suppose to help with shedding? I didn't realize there was a shampoo too. I used the Furminator on Honeybear and it seemed to help but it really works on longer hair like golden retrievers.

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I bought some Furminator DeShedding Shampoo and am going to try it on my critters this weekend. I'll let you know if it helps.

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BeckyAnne, I'm sure the brushings really helps the itching. My yellow lab had a skin allergy when she was young and that really helped her along with a dog food that was for skin allergies.


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Abbey has been shedding like mad. She's itching really bad so now I've been making a habit of brushing her every day and that seems to help. Lola hasn't really started to shed that much. I'm sure that will change though.

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I took all the animals out on the deck yesterday and gave them a brushing. They loved that. I should be able to do that all this week. Less fur in the house.

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Sherry, She sounds beautiful, her color doesn't show up in pictures as in "person"!!! Can't believe she would eat your shoe!!!!!! Also that she thinks she is a lap dog!! Honeybear did that when she was young especially if I was sitting on the couch. HB's highest weight was around 65 to 67 and that was a lot of weight on the lap!!! Give Sophie a kiss and hug for me! Oh yes, love the description of her color!!!!

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Sandi,
Sophie's ears are very dark and nearly a red. The best way I can describe the coat on her back is by saying it looks like Peanut Butter Fudge when you're stirring it and it's not yet blended together(great description for a diet website - lol). Actually that's the first thing I thought when I got her. She's not one solid color but a mixture of white, yellow, and gold.
She's much more affectionate than my chocolate lab. Sophie will climb up in your lap even though she's now nearly 70 pounds.
And she ate one of my sneakers this morning....
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My yellow lab had quite a coarse coat when she got older but as a young pup she was very soft. Sure can relate to all the shedding stories, and Sherry like you and Sophie, I took a little of Honeybear everywhere I went!! I even miss that!!!! From your description it sounds like she was colored just like Sophie.

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The shedding has been quite bad, but Lola doesn't seem to be as bad as the others. Usually when I brush her, I get very little. I'm sure that will change though. By the time she starts really shedding the other 2 should be about done or not as bad. I hope.

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My yellow has a double coat like a German Shepherd while my chocolate has the very smooth shiny coat. Sophie's yellow coat is multicolored where her ears are a very deep yellow, and her back seems to have yellow and white. Cocoa's chocolate coat is a consistent color from top to bottom.

I always take a piece of Sophie with me everywhere I go because my clothes are always covered with her yellow hairs.

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I've noticed before that chocolate and black labs have very shiny coats but yellow labs are not quite the same. Any ideas on whether yellow labs (like mine) shed more than the other colors? Maybe it is something with their coats.

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"Fur Tumbleweeds", oh how I can relate!!!!! There everywhere but mostly from my border. Very little from lab, right now, I know it will worsen in the upcoming weeks. The cat doesn't leave "tumbleweeds", hers sticks in clumps on the furniture, etc. I warn guest! emoticon

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My chocolate who has a very smooth coat sheds some, but my yellow who has a coarser coat, sheds all the time. With three dogs and two cats in the house, I have fur tumbleweeds blowing across the floor non-stop.

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I haven't been getting alot of fur in the brush from Lola, but we get at least 3 brushes full from Abbey every day. I don't know what's up with her. I know she probably could use a bath, but it's too cold here.

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We're so use to having shedding dogs, that it's just part of our lifestyle. Everydog we've owned has shed. I guess I must be drawn to those breeds.

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When I got Jasmine 11 years ago the lady told me that "she wont shed much"...RIGHT!!! Im like you..I could make coats, hats and matching gloves too! But I do love her with all my heart! emoticon

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We've been brushing the dogs the last 2 days when they go outside, but I'm not getting to much from Lola on the brush. Abbey on the other hand fills the brush with just a couple of swipes.

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Before I got my lab I didn't realize they shed so much! In the past 7 years I've had her I could have made coats for everyone in the US I think! But I still love her to death.

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My shepherd/mix is shedding alot more than Lola my lab. Abbey we think has some border collie in her and Baxter the cat is really bad. It's just been too cold to take them outside and give them a real good brushing. I don't like to do it in the house because I end up with fur everywhere.

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I think it has a lot to do with the weather and how much time they spend in doors, how much time they spend swimming. I have had years where Taylor would shed heavy during a couple weeks in the Spring and again in the Fall. But there have been other years, where the hair was heavy year around (or it seemed that way). For the past couple of months, I find more of the Border Collie's hair than I do of the Lab's. And you throw in a short-haired white cat and it is a nightmare at times. But it is a battle I am willing to fight in order to have my "girls".

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I feel that way about all my pets. They've been shedding bad right now.

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Is there a time when labs don't shed????? ours gets brushed out,(which she hates with a passion)but still hair everywhere.




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Love love love the furminator!

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Lola hates the vaccume. She runs around the house trying to get away from it. We've had a really bad shedding year around here. Abbey is a shepherd/mix and she has been shedding clumps. Lola is shedding alot too. All the dog hair we've brushed out, we could make ourselves a couple more dogs. We also have the furminator. It does work really well. We take the dogs out on the deck to brush them out.

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LOL - I had "chunks of hair" in the washer and dryer after washing all the bedding. There is still piles out on the covered porch she stays on. It just seems worse than it has been in a couple of years.

The furminator is a excellent de-shedding tool - I guess the hottest selling dog brushe in the past few years. Very expensive (I got mine as a gift!)- it really grabs that undercoat. google it.

Hey but speaking of vacuum cleaners - I have a friend who taught her LAB to sit still to be vacuumed. She started her at 6 months old. It is a site to see. Of course, if she started her lab at 6 months to sit still while someone vacuumed her, than she must have had about 6 people holding her. LOL. My lab at 6 months wouldn't sit still long enough for me to put her flea dope on. I had to have help.


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I haven't heard of the furminator. What is it? It isn't the one that hooks up to the vaccuum is it? I just use a shedder and take her swimming in the river so I haven't noticed it too much other than the normal shed. Maybe it is because it is all over my bedroom floor or in her blanket on the couch. LOL! I washed the blanket and had to scoop the fur out of the washer. YUCK! It didn't look that furry.

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Gotta love that furminator though....I hear you on all the hair.....

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For short haired dogs, I sure deal a lot with shedding - hair everywhere. Well it appears it is that time of year again. I spent a good hour grooming my 11 yr old Lab, Taylor, yesterday afternoon. I brushed her with the "furminator" and got clumps of hair - could have made a pillow. Then we got into the shower together and more hair!! After the toweling off, I brushed some more and more hair came off!. I know she will continue to lose hair in the next week or so, I just hope the worse is over. I'm sweeping and vacuuming every day.

I have a border collie too, but alas she is not shedding right now. She will probably start the week after Taylor is done.

Just venting - have a Sparkalicious day!

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