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    Harlan sheds like crazy!

    Anyone else whose dog is a major shedder? I can sweep the place but three days later there are fist-sized hairballs all over again.
    How is this caninely possible?!
    的 came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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    get a brush called the Furminator, less than $30. It cuts the undercoat as you brush, tons of hair comes off. I highly recommend it

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    Quote Originally Posted by freshstart View Post
    get a brush called the Furminator, less than $30. It cuts the undercoat as you brush, tons of hair comes off. I highly recommend it
    It does not stop the shedding it just preemptively forces him to shed into this device?
    的 came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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    Genetics. Dogs fur needs to thicken up in winter for warmth, and shed in the hotter months for cooling. Similar to why we tend to fatten up and sleep more in winter then summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToomuchStuff View Post
    Genetics. Dogs fur needs to thicken up in winter for warmth, and shed in the hotter months for cooling. Similar to why we tend to fatten up and sleep more in winter then summer.
    He spends most of his time in an air conditioned socialist paradise! How can he need to shed or thicken up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultralight View Post
    He spends most of his time in an air conditioned socialist paradise! How can he need to shed or thicken up?
    So a relatively recent invention, magically overrides thousands of years of mutation/evolution?

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    I love the furminator. I use it on our dog all the time. It helps get out the almost-ready-to-shed fur, before it ends up in your house. It's great!

    There are breeds of dogs that don't shed much, but I doubt you would trade in Harlan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToomuchStuff View Post
    So a relatively recent invention, magically overrides thousands of years of mutation/evolution?
    Wishful thinking on my part! haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by CathyA View Post
    I love the furminator. I use it on our dog all the time. It helps get out the almost-ready-to-shed fur, before it ends up in your house. It's great!

    There are breeds of dogs that don't shed much, but I doubt you would trade in Harlan.
    Oh, I would never get rid of Harlan. In many senses, he is all I've really got.

    Though I would like to deal with this fur situation. So perhaps I will get that device Harlan, as a minimalist dog, is allowed to have 10 things. He currently has 7.
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    This is an amazing dog brush too. Works great on our black lab. It must feel like a massage because he seems to enjoy it!

    https://www.chewy.com/conairpro-dog-...Q&gclsrc=aw.ds

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