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Offline Sunnyday

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As you all know I have only had sunny for a month now but she seems to be shedding alot..I read that it could be due to poor nutrion..Does anyone give supplements that reduce shedding here?  What should I use?  I have been brushing her everyday but this seems like alot..I just pet her and it is falling out...I also heard cool bath to get the undercoat to release..Any Ideas or information will help..

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Re: Shedding Help!!!!I have tumble weeds flowing around the house....
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2005, 08:53:25 pm »
Do you have a "rake"...That brush is a lifesaver here!!!!!!!!!!!!...Does sunny blow her coat like Pyrs do?...Sammy seems like he will be bald before the hair stops coming out when I brush him!...If that is the case, this too shall pass...Until next summer...lol!

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Re: Shedding Help!!!!I have tumble weeds flowing around the house....
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2005, 09:33:15 pm »
No I dont have a rake...But I am gonna go and get one..I have just been using a slicker brush and its not really doing the job..Do Pyrs shed alot?  This seems like it's never going to end.....UGH!!

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Re: Shedding Help!!!!I have tumble weeds flowing around the house....
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2005, 09:46:16 pm »
Buy a bunch of different colors of spray paint, herd the little tumble weeds onto some newspaper and spray them. Tell nosey relatives and obsesive clean freaks its a decorating theme, Blame Martha........ .........

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Re: Shedding Help!!!!I have tumble weeds flowing around the house....
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2005, 09:50:21 pm »
The rake is a life saver but you do neeed to use it regularly. The hair will keep coming so doing it on a regular basis will reduce the amount.
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Re: Shedding Help!!!!I have tumble weeds flowing around the house....
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2005, 10:09:16 pm »
No I dont have a rake...But I am gonna go and get one..I have just been using a slicker brush and its not really doing the job..Do Pyrs shed alot?  This seems like it's never going to end.....UGH!!
Does a bear s**t in the woods?...lol!..OMG yes they do!!...My backyard looks like it snowed where I brushed Samson out the past few days...Yes, it really does seem like it's never going to end but it will...until next year...lol!...The rake..it is a necessity I swear!....Get the one with the double row of teeth!

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Re: Shedding Help!!!!I have tumble weeds flowing around the house....
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2005, 10:11:18 pm »
LMAO Lucy's DAD - very good thinking

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Re: Shedding Help!!!!I have tumble weeds flowing around the house....
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2005, 10:19:05 pm »
Ok, I'll have to finally admit it.  I don't know what a "rake" is!  Can someone post a picture?

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Re: Shedding Help!!!!I have tumble weeds flowing around the house....
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2005, 10:19:10 pm »
Buy a bunch of different colors of spray paint, herd the little tumble weeds onto some newspaper and spray them. Tell nosey relatives and obsesive clean freaks its a decorating theme, Blame Martha........ .........

I will disavow all knowledge of this posting if word ever gets back to Nikki (GF, partner, co-parental unit of 2 dogs, SO, etc.)
I'm tellin' unless you leave two unmarked bags of Premium Edge dog food behind the dumpster at Petco in Dubuque IA at midnight tonight...I am not kidding...I'll tell!...LOL! :D

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Re: Shedding Help!!!!I have tumble weeds flowing around the house....
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2005, 10:23:33 pm »
Oh Khiori. How do you not have a rake with a Newf around?
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Re: Shedding Help!!!!I have tumble weeds flowing around the house....
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2005, 10:26:11 pm »
lol, who knows!  I just might have one here but don't call it that lol.  Seriously, I have a bag of "tools".  But I don't know if I have a "rake" or not.  *ashamed*

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Re: Shedding Help!!!!I have tumble weeds flowing around the house....
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2005, 12:11:52 am »
do they have small rakes - my poms could use it...

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Re: Shedding Help!!!!I have tumble weeds flowing around the house....
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2005, 12:16:53 am »
I'd imagine they do...Rakes are a God send I swear!!!!

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Re: Shedding Help!!!!I have tumble weeds flowing around the house....
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2005, 07:41:48 am »
Baths and brushing helps.  Not much though it seems.

I vaccum about 3 times a week. 
I use that Arm&Hamour pet hair release carpet stuff too.

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Re: Shedding Help!!!!I have tumble weeds flowing around the house....
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2005, 08:46:12 am »
If he's at all like a Newf, could he just be losing his puppy fur?  Chester is making truly authentic tumble weeds (he's a brown!!!).  I've been using a sort of loop with short teeth and  a leather handle (got it at Petco) and it's supposedly just for shedding.  Chester's breeder also suggested that once he looses all that soft downy stuff that I start adding "Inflight" to his food to control the amount of fur loss.  I bought it and it's in the freezer and I'm thinking I'll wait until it gets cooler to try it.  Will let you know what happens!