damn cheap there too
I've used pretty much the same thing on horse or dog
the rubber curry comb in full size
Rubber Curry Comb - Horse.com
I get two of them, one on each hand and go stroke for stroke like I'm winch grinding on a race yacht. And for puppies a rubber curry comb doubles as a chew toy.
I've done a fair job of defuzzing a local lab cross, even with just one small rubber curry comb. Where we've had a session, it looks like a small fluffy animal has been destroyed. Before I discovered these rubber brushes, I used wet fingers in the same way.
Ah, I wish there was some kind of "sucking room" where you stick them in and vaccum all that hair!!! I look like a porcupine when I go out!!! A white porcupine at that!! The car, the seats, the clothes, the beds, the carpets, etc.. all are being covered in hair. Both Pepsi and Mimi especially shed a lot every day and all year round! I am going to buy myself a giant plastic wrapper to cover me from top to toe for when I sit in the car - Mimi hops in the front to sit on me or sits on the passenger seat when I drive... I just can't tell her NO
A good "bushies" brush for stripping coat from dogs and horses is a block of wood, with beer bottle lids nailed on it. Horses love it, as do dogs - but not thin skinned ones. Works a treat on coats like cattle dogs or sheps etc...
Magda.. we must work on inventing one! I have just about given up on brushing my clothes when coming out of the car.. I've got my partner and children, all plucking me before I face the world!!!
NOTHING works as the hair keeps falling off! I can sit outside brushing Mimi for 10 to 15minutes and the amount of hair that comes off is still the same no more, no less.. I am scared that one day I will find her naked!!
If it gets really bad a professional bath and dry with a force dryer will blow most of it out and give you some peace. Otherwise, it will end eventually! Wet hands are the best way to get it off clothes and furniture etc.
Thanks Nat. Never tried the wet hands but definitely will give it a go. I use masking tape which I have handy everywhere for when I need it to look presentable. I took Mimi to the groomers some months ago because I was told it helps with shedding. However, poor Mims was traumatised by the whole experience. I decided I will not subject her to this again. The noise, the restrictions, the handling... she just did not cope very well
My favourite grooming tool is a hound glove I bought way back in 1976 for my Border Collie. Great for short to medium coats plus scraggy, scruffy Deerhounds.
Soak a cloth in a mild eucalyptus oil solution, wring it out well and wipe the dog over after grooming. It removes those last lingering hairs. When I was showing Puggies a quick wipe over with the cloth before they went into the ring was about all you needed to do at a show. No loose hairs even if they were moulting and a lovely shine on their black coats.
Firminator or stripping knife for the short coats and Mars Coat King or similar for the long coats. A visit to the groomer every change of season can give you a good start on it> We are astounded how much our cocker drops.....and I am a groomer !!!!.
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