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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-25-2010, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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how much does a V shed

we have had Lulu for about two months, she is now 6 months old. i started noticing that she sheds a lot. it is difficult to describe how much, i am just wandering if it is normal at this time of year, or if she might be missing something in terms of vitamins , other supplements or something else. also i would be interested what people use to brush their Vs. i use wire brush with bead ends on one side and regular stiff brush on other side. neither side seems to work. after i brush her i can rub my hand along her back and still get tons of loose hair/fur.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-26-2010, 01:05 AM
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Re: how much does a V shed

Hi there,
I use a Furminator - it's excellent, but relatively expensive. Works for me!
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-26-2010, 01:45 AM
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Re: how much does a V shed

Mine seems to malt twice a year. I brush her every 1-2 weeks. The thing I have found that works the best is a rubber type of brush that tugs the hair. Kong make a good one. Haven't heard of a Furminator. Will have to look into that.
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-26-2010, 03:17 AM
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Re: how much does a V shed

The furminator takes out the undergrowth, here's some info FYI. I brought one because my friend has one. I have the rubber kong one as well, but the furminator works better

Here's the website if you wanna look. cost $120 in NZ for a medium one

http://www.furminator.com/


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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-26-2010, 03:50 AM
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Re: how much does a V shed

a LOT
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-27-2010, 01:34 AM
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Re: how much does a V shed

NZ_V. Where did you get your one and what model do you use?
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-27-2010, 08:19 AM
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Re: how much does a V shed

My v hardly sheds.

What food are you feeding? I feed high quality dog food. If you are feeding a lesser quality food, you will see dry skin and more shedding.

Puppies will blow out their puppy coat anywhere from 6-9 months. That's when you see a lot of shedding. After that it should really tone down. I see a lot of her hair on the couch, but I wouldn't describe her as constantly shedding, or find a furminator useful.

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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-28-2010, 02:56 AM
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Re: how much does a V shed

Hey MadaboutVizsla,
I got mine from Animates, they have them in stock - the medium classic deshedding tool is the one I have
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Re: how much does a V shed

Hi that_girl,

She gets feed a varied diet of meat, biscuits & veges. She doesn't shed that much but we have a pretty immaculate house so you notice it. I have 3 long haired girls living here and I tease them that actually they are the worst culprits. I think the V is a bit hard done by...
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-30-2010, 06:14 PM
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Re: how much does a V shed

My almost 2 year old V does not shed much. They are supposed to be in general moderate shedders I think. Certainly if you see how much a golden lab or golden retriever sheds it is not much in comparison. But he did go through a period of more than usual shedding , I guess last spring.

Newfoundland is a great place to raise a Vizsla
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