I have a peekapoo and will finally be able to bring her to live with me while I am away for school. But, she sheds way too much. I don't want my roommates to get mad at me for her hair being everywhere! Does anyone have any suggestions to atleast keep the shedding to a minimum?! Please!
Pekes are big shedders, there isnt much you can do. A good perfession grooming with a blow out helps alot. You would have to keep this up by brushing at least once a day. Most of the over the counter stuff is just gemicks, and doesn't do alot as far as seriouly reducing shedding. A good high quality food can sometimes make a difference.
If you decide to go with a shave, there are several different lenghts that can be done. Don't feel like you would have to shave her to the skin. With spring comming, I do alot of different shave downs on many different breeds and mixes. Alot depends on her coat, being a mix, it really just depends on how thick. I personally like a #4 or #3 3/4 blade on very thick coats (like a pure peke would have). Longer blades such as a #1/2 snap or #0 snap work great and are really nice on coats similar to golden retrivers. Good luck
I bought a tool called the FURminator when I had Golden Retrievers and it worked very well to eliminate the shedding. We have a cat and I actually shave the cat down and it really eliminates the shedding. Too bad she/he didn't take after the poodle side of the gene pool.
I have seen a lot of info about the aforementioned FURMinator and given its popularity, it seems to be pretty effective. I have never used one myself but in concept it seems like a potential solution. There are also skin and coat supplements that you can give your dog that help to reduce shedding. It is impossible to get rid of shedding altogether, but if you can reduce it significantly then you're off to a good start. I give my Shih Tzu Badger IN Diet Supplements primarily for his skin (which was in bad shape) but the website says they also reduce shedding. They saved him from hot spots, but now his coat is beautiful as well. May want to give them a shot. If you look for a different supplement (assuming you go that route) I think Vitamin E and omega fatty acids are going to be the two ingredients you should keep your eyes out for.
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