What are some tips to cope with a shedding dog?
Fish oil and a lot of brushing. A good vacuum is a must, and a lint brush! The furminator is great for getting the undercoat. Be gentle with this brush (my akita Queenie doesn't like it).
Regular grooming will help with excessive shedding. In between trips to the groomer, brush your dog and add fish oil to their food (about a teaspoon).
I have found a solution: my dogs are both breeds that have HAIR not FUR and they don't shed, but their "hair" does grow and so they need to be groomed from time to time to get their "hair" clipped. This is another dilemma, but not having hair/fur on the furniture and all over your clothes is great. It is also great for people who have fur and dander allergies. My dogs are a Bouvier and a Wheaten Terrier. Other breeds that do not shed are Poodles, Portuguese Water dogs, Yorkshire Terriers...
User CommentsBlu's Mom - There is also a product called the Furminator that works wonders. It's a bit pricey but if you do it a couple times a week during high shed seasons and brush in between it works wonders.
Sally - Thanks Blu's Mom-I use the Furminator as well on our Bernese Mountain dog, if only she would sit still and not try to bite it!
Ginger's mom - Really good quality food like Solid Gold also helps, but I also love the Furminator!
Sally - Hi Ginger's mom- I haven't heard of this dog food- how do you know about it and is it an organic products for dogs? We might like to hear more about this product if it really helps with shedding. Thanks for your comment.
Why is my gravy so lumpy?
The flour can clump up. Best to strain your gravy and use a whisk while adding flour.
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