At this time of year (summer, northern hemisphere) many dogs and cats shed lots of fur. It gets all over the place. I have a German Shepherd here. I'm sweeping up every day. I even sweep the carpets first with a good stiff broom before vacuuming (it saves having to replace the vacuum cleaner bags every week).
I'm sure many of you are dealing with the same thing.
Let's see...I have a tervuren (Belgian shepherd) who sheds like crazy. His fur is quite long around his mane and tail (longer than mine!). Brushing didn't seem to help so I thought I'd give him a nice shave this summer.
Don't worry, I didn't!!
Instead, I invested in a special brush called the Furminator -- works like magic!! The first time I brushed him with it, there was enough fur to fill one grocery bag! The second time, 3/4 bag, third time 1/2 and now it's very minimal. Best thing: there's no dead fur flying around the house or sticking to the furniture.
It's really works!! (of course, vacumming him helps too!)
I have been giving my dog a bath and brushing her down every alternate day to get rid of the fur in the house. She has fine hair and it is all over the place flying when the fan is on... I spray the house with water lightly and then sweep the hair up.. with kids around its so bad... more ideas any one.. I need help!!
Our dog used to shed so badly that I thought I was going to go crazy, lol...
Tumbleweeds of fur sliding across the floor when we walked...
I wrote a hub about controlling shedding awhile back, and some of the things in it were things I had used on our dog when she was alive.
Like Beth100, we used a Furminator--which we now believe is man's best friend, more so than the dog, hahaha... The amount of undercoat hair this thing gets out is amazing--and the birds around our house loved it when I brushed Beffy--they used her fur to line their nests, lol...