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Old 11-09-2008, 03:05 PM
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Lily has "fringes" on her legs. These fringes don't get matted, but some of the hairs get kind of "stuck" together after a few days. It is very hard to get a comb through them without pulling skin. I try to hold the hair and comb gently, but she really pulls away after a little while and I can tell she is uncomfortable. Is there anyway to comb or brush these "fringes" on backs of her legs that seem to get stuck together so easily without hurting her? I realize if I had done it every day they probably wouldn't be stuck together. She has that kind of fur that you can brush or comb and the fringes look all nice and cottony and fluffy and 5 mins. later they look stringy again.
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Old 11-09-2008, 03:08 PM
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What kind of a dog is Lilly?

maybe a slicker brush...
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Old 11-09-2008, 03:18 PM
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She is a Yorkie/Maltese mix.
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Old 11-09-2008, 03:33 PM
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i hardly ever comb things... think which hurts more when you do your own hair - brushing, or combing?
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Old 11-09-2008, 03:51 PM
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An anti tangle spray helps me . Ollie's panties and tail tangle so ! I also had a comb that has sharp blades and thins .
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Old 11-09-2008, 05:06 PM
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I can see where a comb might be more uncomfortable than a brush. I never thought about anti-tangle spray... thanks for that tip... Lily's hair is not very thick, so I don't think I would be wanting to thin it. She doesn't have an undercoat. Thank you for the replies...
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Old 11-09-2008, 05:14 PM
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What we both need , Sher is someone to help when we do that area ! Ollie loves the rest of his body , but hate the butt area . Is better about it if he's lying down and I do one side at a time .
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Old 11-09-2008, 05:25 PM
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shouldnt have gotten any dog with yorkie in it

Armani's coat is the same way and he gets knotted so quickly I brush everyday and it still doesnt make a difference.

Sorry... I guess this post wasnt helpful except to say "I feel your pain".
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Old 11-09-2008, 05:29 PM
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What kind of brush are you using, Sher?
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Old 11-09-2008, 08:54 PM
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For Strider's pants and feathers I brush every day, his tail is horrible for tangles and really uncomfortable. I usually use a slicker brush and anti tangling spray on the pants and tail. He doesn't fuss as much then.
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