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10th February 2007, 04:37 PM
:shock: Murray is shedding now! I wouldn't think they would shed in the winter. But we have dog hair everywhere!

Any advice on the shedding? I am trying to brush him every couple days or so. Is there anything I should be doing to help control the shedding better? Any kind of brushes seem to work better than others?

Yesterday my son and I were making cupcakes and as I was stirring the batter I noticed a ruby colored hair mixed in. :yuk:

Is this typically a time when they shed? Any advice?

Cathy Moon
10th February 2007, 05:51 PM
I find that a slicker brush (used gently) removes lots of loose hair. And vacuuming often... :v*cuum:

Barbara Nixon
10th February 2007, 06:15 PM
Your heating could be making him shed. Hairs in all sorts of places are the mark of a doggie home.

I think someone on my local Freecycle site may have a dog, too. They are giving away a set of interior doors, which are in good condition except for some scartch marks and nibbled edges. I suppose they could have a violent toddler ? :lol:

10th February 2007, 08:12 PM
Something like a stripping knife will help to remove the dead coat - we use the Mars Coat King, a bit expensive to buy but they last forever!!

It's the Coat King - Stripping Rake - 20 blades Ex. fine (Ref. 2449)

There's an image here


They look vicious but actually if you pull it across your arm it doesn't hurt at all. They only take out the dead hair - the first time you use it you will be amazed!! When they are moulting, I use it a couple of times a week - normally just every couple of weeks or so.

I would brush every day as a matter of course anyway - it's easier to keep the coat in good condition that way. I use a slicker with soft tips, a comb with rotating teeth to remove any knots, and finish off with a Mason Pearson natural bristle brush.

10th February 2007, 08:36 PM
I am so used to tumbleweeds of dog hair it's pathetic! I tried to brush Wallis' ears the other night and she couldn't wait to get away from me. So I just continue to pick up the wads of hair and go about my business. (Having all hardwood or tile makes it a bit easier to wrangle tumbleweeds than carpet would!)

10th February 2007, 09:17 PM
It's the Coat King - Stripping Rake - 20 blades Ex. fine (Ref. 2449)

There's an image here



It works like magic, we loved it for our girls! well worth the purchase :flwr:


10th February 2007, 09:26 PM
We use a Furminator on Bella and it helps cut down the shedding considerably.

With 2 cats as well we need a Dyson Animal to finish off! :v*cuum:

10th February 2007, 11:18 PM
How is the coat king different than the Furminator?

I just bought a furminiator after reading such great reviews on this site ...

Lucky is almost 8 months old now and definitely getting some real spaniel hair!!!

11th February 2007, 12:30 AM
Lani, Murray is about 7 months old now, so our little rubies are about the same age! Do you think it is his adult coat coming in? I may look into some of the brushes/products you are talking about to help. We had Yorkies before our Cavalier, so we are not used to shedding. I am interested in the Furminator, I've heard some good things about it.

11th February 2007, 02:35 AM
I have what we call a matt comb and is called a de-matting rake on the website. One of the things I like most about mine is that I was able to turn all the blades around so that works well for a lefty!

12th February 2007, 04:52 AM
I use a shedding blade on these two (it's u-shaped looking thing, I got it at Target) and save your $$ and get a dyson!!! The shedding drives me nuts! It is everywhere!!! Gross. I'm so worried when I make something for someone that they are going to pull a big dog hair out of it!!

12th February 2007, 05:10 AM
I've been using a slicker brush and yeah, the vaccuming often as well. :v*cuum:

It's the Coat King - Stripping Rake - 20 blades Ex. fine (Ref. 2449)

Hey Nicki, I have been considering getting one of the Mars Coat Kings, but wasn't sure if it was okay to use on a Cav coat. Does it actually cut any of the hair, or does it just pull out the loose ones?