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Tips for Shedding?

I know the weather is changing, but our 8 month old golden is shedding like crazy! I even found hair in the fridge this week. I'm diligent about brushing him a lot. I even bought a furminator brush to help and I'm getting a chihuahua's worth of hair off our boy daily! My daughter always says, we could make a chihuahua out of that hair.

Any tips? This is our second golden so I'm familiar with shedding. I've never had a dog that didn't shed but never had one that shed this much.

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Ummmm, get used to it?

I too have felt your pain. I had a Golden who in a single day would shed so much that we had dog hair tumbleweeds on our wood floors. We, too, did the furminator (which you should be careful not to use too much), daily brushing and anything we could think of. One thing that helped, actually, was we bought a dog brush attachment for the vacuum cleaner. He was used to being blow dried, so the noise of the vacuum cleaner didn't scare him, and of course he loved brushing. And we found we could suck all that shedding hair right into our (Dyson Animal) vacuum. It cut down on it. But nothing gets rid of it.

In the fridge???
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No getting around it, my house is decorated in Early American Fur. Actually I've had Goldens that shed really bad but none as bad as Ky sheds.
Tip: Routinely clean the vent under and behind your fridge, if you don't the fur will clog it and burn out the motors. I speak from experience
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No getting around it, my house is decorated in Early American Fur.
Ha! I thought we were the only ones who decorated in this manner.
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Dog hair is a condiment.

(I know, old joke... )
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I can vacuum and I don't even get to put the machine away before the hair is blowing across the hard floors. I have a Dyson animal and it works great but 2 goldens are more than a match for it or the Hoover upstairs I just accept that hair all over is a fact of life.


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Whoa wait a minute , these dogs shed , no one told me that , great now what am I going to do???!!! •kidding• :-p haven't got to that stage yet, then again she has only been home for a week , yikes


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Surrender. You will get used to it or make yourself crazy by fighting it.
The more you brush the more is disturb and the more will fly out.

Living with these golden threads is a small sacrifice for all the love and joy that these special beings bring into our lives.
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