HI, I am new to the website and I am looking for some advice regarding the shedding of my 5 year old yellow lab. It's really really a lot of hair....everywhere. I just don't know what to do any more, it's becoming a problem for the household. I've tried brushing everyday, oil in her food . . that does not work. Any advice ?? :-[
Part of the price of owning a lab. I have since decorated in sheds I mean shades of my Clancey boy. Go look over in lab chat where people will discuss the merits of zoom and groom, different combs etc...
I just brush and vacuum, after awhile you pretty much get used to it...don't pay much attention to it after awhile, I almost feel like it's a decoration of my house now lol.
It drives me crazy, too. I find it everywhere -- in the fridge, the microwave, my shoes, my food : My new years resolution was to brush her daily ... but I can't tell it makes any difference. She's a shedding beast ~ but I'm so crazy about her so I'll put up with it all.
<br />~ Laurie & Shelby ~
I don't know how true this is but my trainer told us to not over brush our boy (1x/week max). I don't know if I am lucky or this advice really works but we have very little shedding(usually in the spring).
"Heaven goes by favor, if it went by merit you would stay out and your dog would go in" - Mark Twain
ok.. you havent seen shedding untill you have 5 siberian huskies with you crew!!!!!!
We bought a shedding blade for Milly. She's only 9 weeks old but we used it on her lightly the other day and it made a great difference to how she felt and the hair that came off her little body was amazing!!
this link should help you find one i hope!! http://thepuppyshop.com/ershedblad.html It was well worth the money and i'm sure we'll get more use out of it as Milly grows!