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I have an 8 month old and he constantly sheds. He doesn't appear to be balding anywhere but nevertheless his hair is everywhere. I have used the furminator frequently, with not too much luck. Anyone have any suggestions with how to lessen the shedding. Could this just be a "puppy phase"?
 

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Beagles Shed....That is just the way it is...some more then other....I have 3 so every Monday is Vacum day...You just have to keep up with it....There are pills and capsuls and this and that, they say will help ...But none of it works....The Best thing that you can do is go outside and brush you dog everyday...It does help
 

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And to go along with this question....has anyone found a great way to get the hair out of the couch and blankets?? Blue loves his fleece blankets and we can't seem to get the hair out of those and our sweatshirts. We have tried running the load with vinegar and hot water, but it still isn't working. Don't ask about the couch, it is real stressful when you have to use the carpet cleaner every week to get the hair out!!!
 

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Quote:Originally posted by beagledude23:
I have an 8 month old and he constantly sheds. He doesn't appear to be balding anywhere but nevertheless his hair is everywhere. I have used the furminator frequently, with not too much luck. Anyone have any suggestions with how to lessen the shedding. Could this just be a "puppy phase"?
Yup that sounds about right. I doubt it's a puppy thing. Josie is ~5 years old and I don't think the phrase, "constantly shedding" even comes close to describing what she does. I am in the process of switching her food to a much higher quality (thanks to the Science Diet thread!). Hopefully that will help.
 

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I am very lucky in that The Children are not huge shedders, although since it is starting to warm up, I think the shedding will increase. My Chihuahua Annie who has been on the Rainbow Bridge for almost 3 yrs now still has stray hairs around my house. I suppose that is just her way of telling any other Children I have, that she was the first!
 

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They shed. I got the furminator and it reduced the amount of hair flying around. I also got the swiffer duster which helps, and vacuuming of course!!!

There is nothing you can do if the food is high quality and you brush a few times a week... you'll just have to develop a special relationship with the lint roll /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif .
 

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Vacuuming, vacuuming, and more vacuuming. That is the only way I can keep up with these 3 furry kids.

As for couches...well I have the microfiber type and it supposedly doesn't allow the hairs to slip into the fabric, but it sure seems to attract the hair. (Similar to the fleece someone mentioned earlier.) I use a Rainbow vacuum which is the type that uses water as the filter rather than a bag or canister. It works wonders, but I still have to vacuum 2x per week.
 

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Quote:Originally posted by beagledude23:
What would you say is a high quality dog food?
I just switched Josie over to Natural Balance. There was a great thread around here on the quality of different brands titled, "Science Diet", but it doesn't appear to be here any more... I wonder what happened to it? I had wanted to go with one of the Innova brands, but was getting frustrated trying to find someone who sold it close by. Petco carries Natural Balance, so it's easily available. It's expensive too, but not more than what my wife and I would spend on a meal out, and this bag will last Josie a month!

I haven't noticed a difference in shedding yet, but her energy level has skyrocketed, and she's still not 100% switched yet. It just reaffirms to me how unhealthy Science Diet was for her...
 

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I've noticed that beagle hairs just weave themselves into the fabric whenever they can, especially with fleece. You either sweep/vacuum a lot, or learn to love it. I have a fleece jacket that started out burgundy and is now tricolored...LOL No housecleaning tips here.
 

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Beagles that shed a lot? I have always heard that they were generally less likely to shed than other dogs. Anyhow, my two shed VERY little. The only place the hair accumulates a noticeable amount is in their cage where they sleep and spend part of the day. When it's time to clean up, the vacuum does a great job (Kirby Ultimate G) and for clothes we wash like normal and some extra time in the dryer with a dryer sheet or two (to reduce the static) causes the hair to all end up in the lint trap.

High quality food, and no excessive baths (once a month on average) are a part of our preventive maintenance. We don't spend a lot of time brushing, neither dog is very keen on it.
 

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homer is a big shedder-thank god for leather furniture.i try brushing him every now and then but he always manages to grab the brush and run off with it before i even start so i gave up-that's what the vacuum is for :hi:
 
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