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attack of the Furminator!

Arrgg!! The store girl was using a Furminator on my dog! YIKES! Spring is coming once again and Rufus was all itchy last night, so seeing him through the season without him shredding his coat is in the front of my mind! Last year in April he had a lovely full coat and in May it was completely ruined from allergy itching! GIRL! DO NOT USE THAT ON MY DOG! I told her you don't use the Furminator on a Havanese. She says it's great! They use it on their Airdale. An Airdale is not a Havanese. I tried to explain it was a great tool for a shedding type dog, not to be used on a long haired non-shed breed. Not to mention, you don't just start doing whatever to peoples dogs--whatever you want to do! My heart is still beating faster than it should! That's MY poof-ty! I don't want him Furminated!
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what is a furminator? I guess I should know that for future reference....
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Arrgg!! The store girl was using a Furminator on my dog! YIKES! Spring is coming once again and Rufus was all itchy last night, so seeing him through the season without him shredding his coat is in the front of my mind! Last year in April he had a lovely full coat and in May it was completely ruined from allergy itching! GIRL! DO NOT USE THAT ON MY DOG! I told her you don't use the Furminator on a Havanese. She says it's great! They use it on their Airdale. An Airdale is not a Havanese. I tried to explain it was a great tool for a shedding type dog, not to be used on a long haired non-shed breed. Not to mention, you don't just start doing whatever to peoples dogs--whatever you want to do! My heart is still beating faster than it should! I don't want him Furminated!
Urg...Bad girl at petstore...how rude!
Todd could really benefit from a good furmination actually...she's welcome to practice on him if she'd like

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That's MY poof-ty! I don't want him Furminated
I love it!!!! ROFL

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It's a comb thingie you use to remove all that loose coat from shedding dogs. It only messes up a nice Hav coat!
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YIKES!!!! I would be furious too. I hope it doesn't cause too much damage.

BTW-I don't know what you have done for the itchies but for the first time in her life, Belle has gotten itchy and really bad quickly. The maltese people in my area called it summer kennel itch- apparently really common here. They told me to use a product called Happy Jack. It is an oil and it goes on the spot they are itching. Belle had been rolling and rubbing and made herself into a westie cut so quickly. Well 2 days of this oil on and she is fine.

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YIKES!!!! I would be furious too. I hope it doesn't cause too much damage.

BTW-I don't know what you have done for the itchies but for the first time in her life, Belle has gotten itchy and really bad quickly. The maltese people in my area called it summer kennel itch- apparently really common here. They told me to use a product called Happy Jack. It is an oil and it goes on the spot they are itching. Belle had been rolling and rubbing and made herself into a westie cut so quickly. Well 2 days of this oil on and she is fine.
On the furminator-I think I caught it pretty quick, so hopefully not much damage!

I never did find out what the problem was last year. I tried several types of soothing sprays and shampoos. I changed his food and watched every little thing he was exposed to and I never did figure it out! Eventually he stopped itching so much until he just seemed to stop. Last night he was itching again, and Spring is headed this way so I am watching him like a hawk! I'm thinking it's a seasonal allergy and we may have to see the vet this time and get something for it. I'm writing down the Happy Jack right now! I've never heard of it before, thanks!
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Christy- It happened overnight with Belle and I took her to the vet for temperament testing so asked him what was going on. She didn't have fleas or anything but then I started googling and going nuts thinking it could be mange or something horrible. SHe hadn't changed foods but we moved and it is a different climate but she was itching and chunks of hair were coming out. I write to the maltese forum and a lady in my state told me about it. I found it at the feed store and she was right it worked like a charm and right away. I was two seconds from panicking but I thought i was weird at over 6 she could suddenly develop something.

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Thanks Amanda! That's how it felt with Rufus last year. One minute fine-the next he was a shredded mess! I just looked this stuff up and saved it to my favorites!
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For itchies I've found EQyss Micro Tek shampoo and spray works pretty well and it smells nice unlike most itchy products that I've smelled.

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For itchies I've found EQyss Micro Tek shampoo and spray works pretty well and it smells nice unlike most itchy products that I've smelled.
That's what I used last year and it didn't work for us.
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