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Old 04-27-2022, 05:32 PM   #1
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We picked up a blue heeler puppy back in January. She has spent most of her time inside, keeping my wife company during the day. I guess she is starting to shed her winter coat. The big question is how to keep the hair down to a minimum. We are feeding what i think is quality puppy food. It comes from Tractor supply supposedly equivalent to Iams dog food. We brush her weekly but she is still shedding. Any ideas?
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Old 04-27-2022, 05:36 PM   #2
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We have a boxer inside and she sheds all year lol. We have the furminator comb works really well to keep it in check.

They have them for long and short haired dogs.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0040QQ07C...ing=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 04-27-2022, 05:40 PM   #3
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We have a boxer inside and she sheds all year lol. We have the furminator comb works really well to keep it in check.

They have them for long and short haired dogs.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0040QQ07C...ing=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 04-27-2022, 05:49 PM   #4
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change breed if its that big deal
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Old 04-27-2022, 06:17 PM   #5
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I have 2 roomba robot vacs because my Jack Russell Terror sheds more hair in a week than you would find on most barber shop floors after their busiest day!!!!!!

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Old 04-27-2022, 06:28 PM   #6
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Heelers shed twice a year, 6 months at a time.

You are in for a lot of dog hair.


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Old 04-27-2022, 06:29 PM   #7
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Heelers are among the worst breeds for shedding. Not much you can do about it.
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Old 04-27-2022, 06:33 PM   #8
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Take a piece of hack saw blade and mount in a block of wood use that to brush once a week and it really cuts down on the hair in the house.
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Old 04-27-2022, 06:35 PM   #9
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A FURminator a couple times a week really helps
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Old 04-27-2022, 06:53 PM   #10
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Bathing, brushing...nothing helps. Been dealing with it for over 9 years. Best dog we've ever had
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Old 04-27-2022, 07:17 PM   #11
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I have 2 roomba robot vacs because my Jack Russell Terror sheds more hair in a week than you would find on most barber shop floors after their busiest day!!!!!!

Bisch
This is your answer. Big difference after I bought a robot vac. I have the timer set so it cleans at 2am. Start the day with a clean floor every morning.
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Old 04-27-2022, 08:57 PM   #12
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Keeping 'em outside works for me.
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Old 04-27-2022, 08:59 PM   #13
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I have read that if you feed really quality food you can see a decrease in shedding. Some breeds are just heavy shedders - hard to circumvent.
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Old 04-27-2022, 10:35 PM   #14
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Outside dog!
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Old 04-27-2022, 10:39 PM   #15
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Outside dog!
This has worked great for me.
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Old 04-27-2022, 10:39 PM   #16
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my dogs only shed twice a year. The summer season and the winter season.
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Old 04-27-2022, 10:55 PM   #17
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I use a shed control shampoo on my German Shepherd, and brush often with a furminator.
The dog rides around all day in the back seat of truck, so I try to keep shedding down.

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Old 04-28-2022, 07:54 AM   #18
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In addition to what has already been said, your pup is probably starting to blow her puppy coat and put on her adult coat. All that cute and cuddly puppy fuzz and softness will seem to quadruple as it comes out.

You can also check the quality of your dog food with something like Dog Food analysis.com or dog food advisor. They both give good overviews of actual food content Vs marketing ploys.

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Old 04-28-2022, 02:15 PM   #19
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A FURminator a couple times a week a day really helps
FIFY.

Baths with hair conditioner, but you can't give them too many baths. Twice a month will help.
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Old 04-28-2022, 09:37 PM   #20
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Roomba and put one egg a day in their food. It helps.


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Old 04-28-2022, 09:57 PM   #21
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I have a friend that uses his shop vac three times a week on his black Lab and swears by it. No clue how to get them to except being vacuumed and lay still.
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Old 04-28-2022, 11:14 PM   #22
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We recently started our yellow lab on blue buffalo food, pretty sure that's what it's called. Expensive but it seems to have cut the shedding down. I'm a believer and will continue buying it. We've tried brushing, etc. and it doesn't work, just keeps coming out like crazy.
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