Skip to comments.Help - first dog - fur everywhere (vanity)
Posted on 02/02/2013 11:15:00 AM PST by heartwood
A Shepherd-Lab mix, she's blowing her undercoat. I brush her daily, vacuum and sweep daily, and she's confined to the family room and kitchen. But still the little hairs are floating everywhere. When I got the carving board out of the dishwasher and put it on the counter, there were hairs on it. Washed it and put the carrots on it - hairs. Wiped off the hairs, cut the carrots and put the celery on it - more hairs, and on, and on, and on...
The vacuum doesn't pick up most of the hairs - I am reduced to scraping the carpet with a shower squeegee - that works. An hour later it looks like I haven't vacuumed for a month.
Any suggestions as to dog brush, floor cleaning devices, what kind of furniture and flooring (for whatever distant future we make changes in) would be so much appreciated. We like having a dog - we will probably get a second at some point - twice the fun and twice the fur.
Get a good vacuum cleaner and get used to using it alot.
There are some nutrition supplements that claim to help.
Just tell your guests that, if they don’t want doghair on their clothes, they should stay off the furniture.
Welcome to dog ownership. Brushing is important as is sweeping and vacumming. You might even try getting a Roomba to sweep up when you’re not around. But ultimately a little hair is one of the prices to pay for the love of a dog.
There is no help. Next time pick a dog that doesn’t shed.
Get a ‘Furminator’ at your local pet supply. Don’t weenie out because it’ll cost about $40.00. Buck up and pay the man. Go home and brush the mutt. You’ll be amazed and with routine brushing your shedding problems will be over.
I kid you not.
Welcome to the wonderful world of pet ownership. Brushing daily is the only way to keep things under control. There are special brushes for undercoats vs. outer. You will probably end up with at least three different brushes.
Hard wood floors are easier to clean but hard on the dog’s feet.
In another few months you will just pick the hair out of your food without even blinking. LOL!
You’ve got to lick the dog clean so the dog becomes used to being groomed by you.
Its a bonding thing.
I grew up with two huskys, and hair. Now have a coonhound. Much less og a problem.
Hair is part of the territory when owning a dog. Get a lint roller for yourself and keep it in your car.
HooWee!! You got troubles.
Your Lab is shedding winter coat in Feb? In NJ?
Better get an industrial vacuum. My Lab sheds like crazy here in Tx, but this is the ONE time of year I get some relief and he keeps that winter coat.
Stand by for summer!
Best wishes and regards
PS they love fish, it is great for their coat.
They still shed, but at least it will be soft shiny shedding LOL
Here you go: http://www.entirelypets.com/furminatorbrand.html
I can’t speak for everyone, but the love and companionship is well worth it. And, when they pass, it is like you lost a part of yourself.
You’ll never completely defeat it, so find ways to make peace. What color is the dog’s coat? Wear those colors, sofa in those colors, you get the picture, lol. A grooming mitt might help, the dog percieves it as affection and petting, while you get a lot of the loose fur gathered up before it falls.
LOL, that’s pretty much a given.
A beater bar vacuum will help, but be prepared to clean the bar frequently. Also, a fine tine comb,like a tick comb, is a good idea.
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