I know german shepherds shed alot,but is there anything to help it just a little?like maybe a certain kind of brush or maybe like a mineral or something?I have to sweep around her cage 3 times a day cause theres just piles everywhere.Its kind of hard to because she hates sweepers and attacks them.Does anyone have a GSD that was raised with cats and still wants to kill them?
My GSDs get brushed every morning and every afternoon/evening. This cuts down on the hair we have in the house a good bit-- I see more cat hair from our kitten than i do from the GSDs and one of my GSDs is coated. A good quality food or even feeding raw will help as will daily brushing. Brushes we use: Undercoat rake, shedding blade, zoom groom and slicker brush--
We usually just use the long tooth undercoat rake for most of the grooming as it will get out most of the dead/loose hair. shedding blade we use when we are finishing their coats, and zoomgroom at nites after using the undercoat rake-- slicker brush we rarely use
Amity with Dobber and Shade the GSDs Calista the Chinese Crested and Peanut Butter Toast the kitten
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First of all, feeding a good food helps a lot. I use Eagle Pack and they have skin and coat supplements right in the food. You can also use a fatty acid supplement. Happy skin and a happy coat will shed less. I really like one called Optima 365. It also helps reduce shedding.
If you take a good brush to your dog and get all the loose dead hair out, and then bath them (I like a good oatmeal shampoo) it will also cut the shedding down. Like I said, happy skin and coat will shed less so you want them both to be moist, shiny, and soft.
You could invest in good grooming equipment or just take her in to be groomed. If it were me I would invest in a high powered blowdryer that groomers would use. After the dog gets a bath you would use the blow dryer on high and blow all that undercoat right out of there.Better do it outside.