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Old 08-08-2017, 09:17 PM
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Hi, I have long coat chi girl. She's not like super hairy, the coat on her back is slightly longer than an inch and quite short on her sides. She's only 1,5 years old so probably not fully coated yet. And as far as I can say she doesn't have any undercoat.
The problem we have is that since the beginning of the summer she sheds like crazy. Slicker or pin brush don't seem to do anything besides scratching since her coat isn't full enough.
Furminator somewhat helps, but even after brushing her with it to the point where I barely get anything and afraid to cause skin irritation I would still have a lot left in my hand if I pull a bit (like trimming the dog but way lighter). Also, it's not recommended to use furminator more often than once a week, but in 3 days it's as if I didn't brush her at all.
Anyone has a good experience using some softer deshedding brushes that can be used more regularly and could work for a dog with a quite thin coat?

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Old 08-09-2017, 01:40 AM
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Maybe a curry comb made of soft rubber? I have one and dogs sort of enjoy being rubbed with it. Mine has tiny little nubbels on it.
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What would be the best type of brush for short hair Chihuahua?
I never brush out their coats I'm questioning whether or not I should. Buddy Bear is the one with very short hair and sheds the very least. But the other 3 I could brush out their coats.
Am I doing wrong by not brushing out their coats?
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Old 08-16-2017, 01:02 AM
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I really don't brush my chi's as often as I should. My shorthair I use a furminator on. I don't dig in, just run it through. Lots of undercoat. My longhairs I use a baby slicker brush on. Again, no force, just short strokes. Good luck!
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Old 08-16-2017, 02:17 AM
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I was considering the Furminator (spelling?) But the price I don't think I'd go for it. Plus I feel like it meant for dogs with long coats.
I might buy a cheap 2 sided dog brush (don't know what their actually called) But like I said I don't brush their coats.
But I'm sure if I did I'd have less fur in my room overall.
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Old 08-16-2017, 09:56 PM
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I was considering the Furminator (spelling?) But the price I don't think I'd go for it. Plus I feel like it meant for dogs with long coats.
I might buy a cheap 2 sided dog brush (don't know what their actually called) But like I said I don't brush their coats.
But I'm sure if I did I'd have less fur in my room overall.
I think a glove with rubber nubs would work well, and can usually be found cheap. A regular bristle brush wouldn't get out much hair with the thicker coats, but would be a good massage and move the oils around, which is good too!
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Old 08-17-2017, 03:40 PM
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I never considered a glove with rubber nubs. I know I once bought a glove that was meant to shower them. Which they didn't mind at all but it had no nubs.
But at least I know either one I chose will be just fine for them.
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Old 09-19-2017, 08:55 PM
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I recently purchased the mitts & my girls love it. I have one that is a semi long hair with an undercoat. She has really been shedding alot since it got warm. My other baby is short hair that loves to have her hind quarters brushed since she gets itchy there. Since I got the gloves she's not so itchy but runs to me when she sees them to get groomed. The other side of these mitts can clean pet hair off of furniture & fabrics ect. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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