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.
Yeah they shed like crazy in warm weather.
I like when they have a winter coat.
I HATE when they lose it LOL
With the bigger dogs, you do have to learn how to be boss woman. My kids joke that our GSD listens to me since I am the alpha-witch. All puppies pull the old, “I am going to defy you to see if you are in charge”... once or twice. After that, they fully understand their position in the family. That being said, my husband works some nights and travels. It is very nice having your own security force. They hear things we can’t and I swear they can sense if someone is close to the house. I can look at him and know he would die protecting his “pack”. There isn’t a doubt in my mind. The hair.. well, it sort of is accepting some bad with a whole lotta good. An animal type vacuum, some brushing and changed vents.. you’ll get use to it. We did!
I just pulled a beer out of the fridge and found two under coat hairs on it.
How the **** did they get in the fridge?
Yes, it was much worse in the spring but it came out in clumps. great dogs
Canines are carnivores.
They need protein.
They will eat almost anything but they need protein.
Cereal based food is not good for them.
My dufus will eat chili peppers or onions, but he craves meat, particularly fish.
He likes birds too.
I think he likes squirrels but he has never caught one yet LOL
“... pulled a beer out of the fridge.. found two hairs....”
It is obvious your doggie is drinking your beer, silly!
The Rotten Bum!!
Sometimes I find them hairs at work, and I think, “I just did laundry last night, How the fudge did this get here?”
It has to be Mazola, something to do with processing.
Haven’t you thought, “Hmmm, I thought I only had 3 and there’s only one left?” Yep... it’s the dog! (don’t worry though.. if you have a cat, the kittie dared him to do it)
BTW, for all of the hair discussion, I can tolerate it.
Cats have fine hair that gets everywhere too but at least my dog don’t poop or pee in the house, paw around in it and then jump up on the kitchen counter. LOL
And whats up with that yowling cats do in the middle of the night in spring?
It sounds like an air raid siren going off!!
The answer is of course, cats have “sandpaper tongues” LOL
Onions can be toxic to dogs, there’s a chemical in it which can lead to kidney failure.
I would suspect it but Pook don’t drink beer. LOL
No More Omyun for Mr Pook LOL
I know that chocolate is bad for them.
Mom says grapes are bad too.
Pook will eat a grape.
Hell he will eat anything! But he just gets Beneful Healthy Radiance and tuna fish for the most part.
Sometimes an egg, sometimes sardines.
Mom says Beneful is Crap! LOL she feeds all her dogs fresh.
They eat better than me LOL
She has like a $5K meat grinder LOL
I read the post,I was referring to miserable in regard to after you get fed up and stick it somewhere as to not deal with the in house shedding(garage,barn,cellar wherever) and the way i see it if you did some home work you wouldn’t be presenting this “problem” on a message board..Pluss human society has loads of pets because owners didn’t like what came along with the cute little thing.
And thanks my day is fine I dont have a shedding dog.Have fun
My dog is a pound rescue.
He was a happy fellow even in the gulag.
So I took him home.
If he spends some time outside it does not bother him.
He knows it is better than the pound.
The dufus is conked out on the patio at the moment in the sun.
Labs never get miserable
They can be trying at times with the shedding and the chewing but they themselves are NEVER miserable
When you look up the phrase “Mans best friend” There is a picture of a Lab beside definition.
Yeah do a search, onions and garlic both contain a chemical which can be lethal to dogs. It requires a certain concentration before its lethal but apparently it can be one onion or 20.
Chocolate and grapes are also lethal.
Oh well, he has only had Onion or grapes once or twice in his lifetime.
I guess he’ll survive, even though he just got diagnosed with a benign cancer.
The Vet called yesterday with the results of Thyroid tests and I missed the call.
I guess I will know more on Monday.
I didn’t say wash the dog everyday. I said regularly. I am well aware of what you say; however, there are other things that may make your dog itch such as allergies.
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