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    Quite suddenly, Zack has begun shedding for the first time. I'm getting lots of white hairs on my clothes and furniture.

    I'm wondering if there are ways that others cope with this that you could pass along to me. Are there products that help clean up the hair? I got something called a Furminator, it's comb/blade that thins out the undercoat and removes loose hair and i just started using it night before last--i do thing the shedding is less.

    i'm intersted in whatever can be done to minimize the effects of the shedding.

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    Ahhhh! Welcome to the world of cavaliers!!! I have two blenheims...at times we have tumble weeds blowing around the family room!!
    Julie and the girls

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forest
    Ahhhh! Welcome to the world of cavaliers!!! I have two blenheims...at times we have tumble weeds blowing around the family room!!
    Julie and the girls
    Do you just not do anything about it? it's worse during warm weather, right? Zack wasn't really shedding until a couple of weeks ago. His hair is getting steadily longer, though it's still not very long. Do you brush them?

    I got this tool called The Furminator, it's comb/blade thing, and i started using it on him, and it didn't seem to be doing anything--in the ad, they have pictures of piles of hair coming off the dog, but not much hair came off of Zack on the comb, even though there was a lot of hair on my pants and the furniture and stuff, but after i furminate him, i don't see the shedding for days. then it starts up again and i furminate him again.

    i wonder if there are any special hand vacuums or something to get the hair up easily. As it is, i'm not doing anything and it seems not so bad since starting with the furminator.

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    I have not been able to find a Furminator here but I have been using the rubber band in the comb trick that someone suggested and it does help. However, my girls aren't very co-operative when it comes to grooming so that doesn't help. Of course I pick it up all the time!!
    Julie and the girls

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    I had one of the glove mitts, which had the rubber come one side and then the other side shined it up - which was quite good, I gave that to Harry Busta's Lab friend as he seems to need it more!!!! At the moment we use a brush with pins in a rubber setting and a soft brush the other side, which seems to work fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forest
    I have not been able to find a Furminator here but I have been using the rubber band in the comb trick that someone suggested and it does help.....Julie and the girls

    the rubber band in the comb trick? what's that?

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    I gave both my girls a bath yesterday and got out the Zoom Groom. Luckily I brushed them outside - I couldn't believe how much loose hair both of them shed. If I would've had a spinning wheel, I could've make yarn

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    Whats a Zoom Groom?

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    Claire:

    A Zoom Groom is a rubber palm sized brush. It seems to "attract" the hair and really pulls out the loose stuff. They come in different colors and retail (here in the states) for under $10. My dogs both love 'um since they don't have any sharp bristles.

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    I'll have a search for them over here.
    Thanks.

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