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    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.

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

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    I find that a slicker brush (used gently) removes lots of loose hair. And vacuuming often...
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    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 ?
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    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

    http://www.hubintsecured.co.uk/acatalog/Coat_Kings.html

    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.
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    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!)
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    and my birds Moji (Senegal) and Walter (Blue Front Amazon)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicki
    It's the Coat King - Stripping Rake - 20 blades Ex. fine (Ref. 2449)

    There's an image here

    http://www.hubintsecured.co.uk/acatalog/Coat_Kings.html

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

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    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!
    Mum to Bella - Ruby bitch (3 years old)

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    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!!!
    Lani
    (a.k.a. Lucky's & Sparky's mom!)

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    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.

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    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!
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    and my birds Moji (Senegal) and Walter (Blue Front Amazon)

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