Dogs malting, hairs every where

@jugsjugs (13045)
June 2, 2010 11:20am CST
Washing, brushing never seems to even make the hair any less,it seems like one of my dogs seems to malt alot more than anyone elses dog i know.A few hairs here and there are ok, but you could stuff a pillow aday with her hair that comes off.Now i can not wait until the winter as there will be less fur every where instead though there will be paw prints.
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@walijo2008 (4648)
• United States
2 Jun 10
Yeah there some dogs that shed alot of hair, it depends on what kind of breed they are I guess. We have a Jack Russell and he sheds like crazy you just touch him and hairs flying everywhere. We try to keep him brushed, so he won't have so many loose hairs. When he was a puppy, he was smooth as silk, but as he got older his hair turned really coarse, and it feels like wire now, and he can get shaggy looking, thats when he brush him. I got tired of cleaning the hair everyday, it was all over the place, so we quit letting him inside, he's an outside dog now.
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
3 Jun 10
I have a Jack Russell Terrier, too, and she doesn't shed this much. There are a lot of dog hairs all over my leather furniture in the kitchen, which is where she stays. My dog is of the smooth haired variety, though. She's not a full blooded Jack Russell and that might make a difference. She's mixed with something else but I don't know what.
• United States
4 Jun 10
Yeah, I think it just depends on what kind of coat they have, like ours his hair is wiry, and it sticks up on his back, so he don't have short hair, I guess thats why he sheds so much. I think the dogs that have real short hair, don't have that problem. Its weird tho, poodles have all that hair, and they don't shed a bit. I have a friend that has a poodle, he stays in the house and he can get up on your lap and you can pet him and play with him and he doesn't lose one hair, it just amazes me.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
3 Jun 10
My friend's dog is having the same problem too.. haha =D PLus, his fur comes out very easily, when one is plain rubbing their tummy, or even stroking the dog.. haha =D IN a couple of mintues, one will be able to have one ball of fur in the hand.. hehe ^_^ However is that healthy for a dog?? I think i will prefer to see paw prints, for at least i know where the dog is.. haha =D
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@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
3 Jun 10
I have had some cats that I thought shed a lot. I was always having fur everywhere. I tried to keep them out of the bedroom, so my clothes didn't have too much on them, but that didn't work. Now I don't have any pets and it seems that I shed more than the cats did.
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• United States
3 Jun 10
If she wasn't so sweet I'd consider letting someone else have my very furry, purry cat. A neighbor told me that this time of the year all the animals are shedding more than at other times of the year. I don't know how long the shedding season is. It seems my cat is a year-round shedder. The only time I can't get a fur coat everytime I comb her is when she has a haircut. I'd get her haircuts more often if it didn't cost $45-65 (depending on groomer). I'm also looking forward to reading a solution to our hairy pets' shedding.
@ElicBxn (60692)
• United States
2 Jun 10
do you mean molt? how about shed, that's more what mammals do, birds molt, dogs shed
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@cupkitties (6851)
• United States
2 Jun 10
Same issue for us. If I collect all the hair that comes off her we could stuff a few bed mattresses. I'm pretty sure its normal though as some animals grow a thick fur for the summer and then shed that in the summer to keep cool.
• United States
2 Jun 10
I mean to say they grow thick fur in the winter. Bah
• United States
2 Jun 10
I have a basset hound and she sheds constantly. Nothing seems to help either. It's quite annoying, but that's what happens when you buy certain types of dogs. We love our basset hound though. She's just another member of the family.
• Philippines
2 Jun 10
Hi Steph, have you tried giving cod liver oil to her and use furminator? These 2 things helped me with hair fall with my dog. She sheds so much and it was all over the house. I also used Deshedding shampoo and it works miracles.
@MsTickle (24991)
• Australia
10 Jun 10
I have a short haired mostly black dog who moults/sheds all year round. It's such a pain because I have white and cream rugs in the living rooms. Ideally she should be brushed thoroughly on a daily basis but this is not done...same deal with the cat and also the puppy but the puppy doesn't shed, she just gets mats and tangled. Shame on me. I don't really mind as there is only me and them here.
• India
6 Jun 10
I think hairloss in dogs and cats are common in summer, well i don't have pet dog or cat, but at times the stray dogs enter our courtyard, we see hair there, i don't like this as my baby granddaughter plays there most of the time.. Thanks for sharing. Welcome always. Cheers. Prof
@bystander (2299)
• Philippines
5 Jun 10
it's molting, not malting here... how's that again?
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
4 Jun 10
This year our dogs haven't really shedded, but our poor little kitty cat is shedding like mad. It really does get on my nerves to a certain degree because I feel like I can't walk out of the house without being covered in animal hair. I believe that the reason that Michela and Jasmine aren't really shedding is because they have been in the house for a long period of time and we only got Cornbread during the coldest part of the winter (he had been a stray so probably had much more hair to keep him warm.)
@MDG2211 (711)
• Argentina
3 Jun 10
If I have 2 dogs in my house and there is impressive the way into which they change the hair, always near I peel when I do cleanliness in my house and it is worse with the changes of station there they lose mas I peel still, but it loves one to his pets so it does not matter for me.
@hmkoct5 (2067)
• United States
3 Jun 10
My dog has the same problem. He has so much hair and it is constantly falling out. I don't know what to do about it. We tried special shampoo to stop him from shedding and he had an allergic reaction to it and started scratching non-stop! I just deal with it now. He is worth it. I have to vacuum every day and his hair is still every where! It gets quite tedious!
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
3 Jun 10
My dog is of the short haired variety and she does shed but not this much. There are dog hairs all over my leather furniture in the kitchen and no matter how much I dust them, the hairs are hard to get rid of. The majority of my house is carpeted and she just stays in the kitchen.
@kooltiger (855)
• Pakistan
2 Jun 10
so if you are so much frustrated.. you can through your dog out of your house.. and buy a new one..
@savypat (20247)
• United States
2 Jun 10
Once a week I wash the blanke that make up my dog's bedding. I get a whole dog's worth of hair out of the dryer each time. I even started to name it. Shaggy. And my dog is a short haired hound.
@urbandekay (18312)
2 Jun 10
How glad am I that I have short haired Collies all the best urban
@jezzmay (1845)
• United States
2 Jun 10
You should see my dog's hair, she leaves so much hair around it looks like she had puppies. This is year round, and when I brush her it is all over the place. The hair seems to be gray, but she is black and tan. I can feel the vacuum up every day.
@knewfy (83)
• United States
2 Jun 10
Firstly the word is "molt" or "shed". Not to be too picky, but that would make your post more readable. Anyhow I don't have too much in the way of telling you how to KEEP the dog from shedding. My white rat terrier is shedding all the time also. BUT in the laundry it sure makes a difference when you use fabric softener sheets! that at least tend to get the hair out of the clothes.
@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
2 Jun 10
Hello dear, We got same problem here. One of my dogs also losing hair during summer. One time,i even cut her hair short,but she looks funny,so,i never did it again the next summer. The hair loss goes every summer,and when rainy season starts,hair grows more thicker again.