MY DOGS HAIR

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    Apr 28, 2012 6:01 PM GMT
    My dog Kiba is 9 months now and he is shedding like there is no end to it. He is a big dog, he is a mix of retriever and full size poodle and he came out the size of a poodle with the looks and fur of lab retriever. Over 80 pounds. So that's a lot of hair. The bad part is that he sleeps with us on the bed and me and my bf wake up in the morning with our eyes red and our faces covered on white hair lol. We're both getting sick lol, our eyes are red and we feel like we have dogs hair stuck in our throats every time we drink or eat anything.

    What the fuck should we do, he is an indoor dog and I've brushed him a million times. I think this one is seasonal but jeez it is so frigging annoying. I'm not allergic to dog but it is way too much hair. Do allergy pills help on this case too?


    Sorry for typos, typed on iPhone

    Here you can see some pics of him, I should have cleaned his eyes for this shot lol.

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    Even though he looks pretty lab his parents looked nothing like him, his dad was a labradoole but it looked pretty much like this:

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    His mom was a goldendoodle, she also looked like the dad but she was white instead. Kiba is technically HALF poodle.
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    Apr 28, 2012 6:07 PM GMT
    Take him to a groomer, should just be a seasonal thing
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    Apr 28, 2012 6:09 PM GMT

    Our dogs like the round brush attachment on the vacuum. They didn't at first, but after a few patient tries, they realized how good it feels. Mind you, we have central vac, so the noisiness of a canister isn't an issue. If using a canister vac, get an extra length of hose and park the canister in an adjacent room with the door nearly shut.

    -Doug

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    Apr 28, 2012 6:20 PM GMT
    charlitos saidWhat the fuck should we do,
    Accept the inevitable outcome of having a house dog.

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    Apr 28, 2012 6:39 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    Our dogs like the round brush attachment on the vacuum. They didn't at first, but after a few patient tries, they realized how good it feels. Mind you, we have central vac, so the noisiness of a canister isn't an issue. If using a canister vac, get an extra length of hose and park the canister in an adjacent room with the door nearly shut.

    -Doug



    We vacuum him too, he is not even afraid of the vacuum, he seems to be a very "whatever" type of dog, the noise freaks him out when he hears it first but you call him and he comes to you and he sits and lets you vacuum him. I vacuum him, I blow dry him, I sand his nails down with a machine that makes more noise than chain saw, I give him baths and nothing he is just there. I can beat him and he wont cry, Im telling you this dog is weird lol.

    But that vacuum is not enough, we vacuum the house and the dog every single day but he still sheds like crazy. I think I might have to groom him like CON suggested. How much is that for a dog his size?

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    Apr 28, 2012 6:44 PM GMT
    Pet smart has good prices. Should be anywhere from 60-90$

    They brush teeth as well

    Opt for no cologne
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    Apr 28, 2012 6:50 PM GMT
    1. If you sleep with your dog in the bed, expect the consequences. Also you may be teaching your dog that he is king by sleeping in the good, special bed. That's not good if you want him to be obedient. Just forget about allergy pills, I know you must love your dog but there are other ways to show a dog love than sharing a bed with him. How many other people in your life do you love and do you share beds with them? Just give him his own, doggy bed and teach him that you and your boyfriend's bed is now a forbidden place to him, just as his doggy bed is forbidden to you and your boyfriend. Be strong.

    2. Get a dyson.

    3. If you have a dog, expect hair in the house but it shouldn't be a huge problem if you follow the above golden rules 1 and 2.

    PS does he get many walks, because if he's spending all his time in the house, all his shedding is going to need to be vacuumed up. If he's getting out for walks he'll shake a lot of the hair away while he's outside.
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    Apr 28, 2012 7:09 PM GMT
    Furminator. Best shedding too ever. Expensive, but worth it.

    http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3307+5+22907&pcatid=22907

    This link is just to show you what it is. You can probably find it for a better price somewhere else.
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    Apr 28, 2012 8:39 PM GMT
    I have a 90 lb lab...labs tend to shed majorly at least two times a year (summer and winter)...and it is just something that goes along with the territory...

    ...my Berkeley does not get to sleep with me or my boyfriend...not only would we have the same issues you describe (I am allergic to animal dander), but having your dog sleep with you can send a mixed message to the dog about who is "alpha" in the relationship...

    ...Berkeley has his beds (one upstairs near mine and one downstairs near the couch)...so he is included and has a dedicated space he knows is his...but he also knows very clearly what is mine and my boyfriends...

    good luck.

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    Apr 28, 2012 8:52 PM GMT
    It's normal after a springtime brushing, to get a pile hair big enough to make another dog. Every week. My dogs get crew cuts in the spring, and after a couple days of embarrassment, they really like it.
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    Apr 28, 2012 9:00 PM GMT
    I'm HIGHLY allergic to my dogs so this is something I deal with all year long. My first piece of advice is to give your dogs a "summer cut" when the weather is warmer. This alone basically eliminates the problem until it grows out again. It's something you can do yourself with electric clippers. Just forgo the plastic guards and take them all the way to the skin. If they're outdoors much, I wouldn't go as short as they can get sunburned.

    As far as your reactions to them, I give myself dog dander vaccinations and also take allergy medicine as needed. Popping a Benedryl before bedtime works wonders.
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    Apr 28, 2012 9:08 PM GMT
    I lint roller my cat. She likes it. It works. LOL Maybe not an option for a large canine though
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    Apr 28, 2012 11:22 PM GMT
    Here's an idea.
    GET THE DAMN DOG OFF THE BED.
    Well, it seemed obvious to me.
    TAKE THE POOR DOGGIE TO THE VET.
    Again, it seemed obvious to me.
    He is most likely SUFFERING from some malady that is causing him to shed so much hair.
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    Apr 28, 2012 11:25 PM GMT
    I agree with Webster about keeping the dogs off the bed too. I mean I can't let my dogs on my bed without going into anaphylactic shock, but still I don't think it's a good idea just from a training perspective.
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    Apr 28, 2012 11:27 PM GMT
    Wear goggles to bed.
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    Apr 28, 2012 11:29 PM GMT
    I'm hoping you researched before you got the dog and this wouldn't of been such a big deal. If not sorry but you shoulda researched what to expect icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 28, 2012 11:31 PM GMT
    I love my little girl to bits, but she isn't allowed on the bed anymore. Her needle hairs always ended up in my mouth and eyes too. No more sinusitis either.

    Frequent baths helped too. Pain in the ass, but welcome to pet ownership. icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 28, 2012 11:33 PM GMT
    Defenseon saidI'm hoping you researched before you got the dog and this wouldn't of been such a big deal. If not sorry but you shoulda researched what to expect icon_smile.gif


    Not sure about the OP's situation, but often times dogs come into your life, you fall in love and that's that. icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 28, 2012 11:37 PM GMT
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    Defenseon saidI'm hoping you researched before you got the dog and this wouldn't of been such a big deal. If not sorry but you shoulda researched what to expect icon_smile.gif


    Not sure about the OP's situation, but often times dogs come into your life, you fall in love and that's that. icon_smile.gif



    Still just stuff happens sometimes and people get things they don't expect and then there's a dog on the street icon_sad.gif. I'm not saying OP will do this but it happens and while I don't think he'd do that just doing a PSA
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    Apr 29, 2012 12:04 AM GMT
    Agree about the suggestion to get a Dyson vacuum. They have models called Animal designed for homes with pets. Might be good to rule out any medical conditions associated with excessive shedding:

    http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/excessive-shedding-dogs
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    Apr 29, 2012 12:34 AM GMT
    I noticed the same excessive shedding with my dog this year, he's a tibetan terrier [cross between a Lhasa apso and a terrier]. Pretty much looks like a Lhasa but a bit larger so lots of long hair around the place under normal conditions. This year was particularly bad for tree pollen and at this point I'm attributing the excessive shedding to that. This was not a problem for him last year AT ALL. However if he continues to lose hair at the current rate for another week, the pollen is over and washed away thanks to recent rains, I will be taking him to the vet for some advice. Don't know how long you've had this problem but if it been a few weeks a visit with the vet is in order to rule out other health issues.

    Would also add my 2 cents about the dog sleeping in your bed. They like their own beds - let the dog have one or two of his own. JJ has 3 - one on each floor of the house and he uses them all. After all I don't think you would run around with his toy in your mouth - its his toy just like it's your bed. Good luck.
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    Apr 29, 2012 12:42 AM GMT
    JustZeke saidThey like their own beds - let the dog have one or two of his own. JJ has 3 - one on each floor of the house and he uses them all.

    My dog also has 3 beds. Uses them all, but he prefers mine.
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    Apr 29, 2012 12:58 AM GMT
    A very timely post!
    Cinco de Mayo is in another week. You have this time to distribute the dog hairs to people to take when they'll be drunk! If you advertise properly you may end up completely sold out.
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    Apr 29, 2012 1:31 AM GMT
    Defenseon saidI'm hoping you researched before you got the dog and this wouldn't of been such a big deal. If not sorry but you shoulda researched what to expect icon_smile.gif


    youre insane I would never get rid off my dog. I knew he was gonna shed Im just having a hard time dealing with thats all.
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    Apr 29, 2012 1:36 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidHere's an idea.
    GET THE DAMN DOG OFF THE BED.
    Well, it seemed obvious to me.
    TAKE THE POOR DOGGIE TO THE VET.
    Again, it seemed obvious to me.
    He is most likely SUFFERING from some malady that is causing him to shed so much hair.


    lol I dont FORCE him to go on the bed he is on and off, he jumps on it in the middle of the night, then he goes back to his bed beside ours whenever he wants. I probably shouldnt allow him...but he is comfortable...when he doesnt shed that is.

    I dont think he is sick and I hope he is not, I still dont have a Vet I can actually trust. I dont want to take Kiba to the vet and have him tested for the sake of getting him tested just so they can charge crazy amounts of money for nothing like the first time i took him and the bitch said the blood in his pee was going to go away by itself and I payed over $400 for NOTHING, he is still has blood dribbles when he pees and it wont go away. I have to take him to a decent vet Im doing some research first about it.

    I guess a dyson vacuum and that crazy brush posted above will do, ill give it a try.

    Is it really that big of a deal to let him sleep on the bed? He is pretty obedient. I definitely wont let him while he is shedding ever again, I learned my lesson the hard way.