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Would you put this on your shedding dog?

Asked by skfinkel (13478points) May 5th, 2008

A “hair net” kind of thing, leaving head and feet out, but catching all the fur that gets all over everything. Is this a crazy idea, or should I market it ASAP/

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Breefield's avatar

I’d never put something like that on my dog. She’d look like a hooker.

gailcalled's avatar

Or the cafeteria ladies. Oh, sorry, you said that the head would be uncovered.

skfinkel's avatar

The cafeteria ladies were my inspiration for this fabulous invention.

trudacia's avatar

it’s impossible to keep the fur contained. It will find a way out. The dogs fur will likely get matted as well.

Also, how will the dog pee and poop? Perhaps you should consider a poop hole?

skfinkel's avatar

Yes, something like those cute plaid blanket coverings little dogs wear. They can still pee and poop. I like this idea more and more. Matting isn’t good though. Might that be alleviated when the netting is taken off each day for a shakedown?

scamp's avatar

It would have to made of some type of material that lets air in, but no hair out, so the dog dosen’t develop sores on it’s skin.

skfinkel's avatar

Yes, cotton netting of some kind. For use primarily indoors for dogs that shed. Outdoors, it wouldn’t be necessary.

mzgator's avatar

My dog is a great natured little guy, but he would not tolerate that. I do not blame him. Brush your pup everyday and more than once a day during shedding. This is the best way. Winston is a welsh terrier. They do not she. Yeah….. Winston!

scamp's avatar

@skfinkel what kind of dog do you have?

skfinkel's avatar

I don’t have one, but friends do. And they shed a great deal. So, I don’t really want them all over my house. But the friends are more important. So, I came up with this invention.

skfinkel's avatar

@mzgator: That is the kind of dog I would get, if I were to get one. Love those terriers. How’s the barking? Don’t much care for high pitched non-stop barking either.

mcbealer's avatar

no, but I have vacuumed my dog before during the peak-shedding season

gailcalled's avatar

@Mc: Exactly how do you vacuum a dog? Do you have to hogtie him (her) or does s/he consider it a massage or some lurving? Can I vacuum a cat?

mcbealer's avatar

@ gailcalled ~ I use the hose attachment intended for upholstery which has a large mouth and therefore lower suction.

The dogs don’t mind, they are very forgiving and patient. The one dog actually tries to follow the vacuum around when I’m working on the carpeting :0)

In terms of your cat, I would say it’s worth a shot. Cats are very intelligent and might put up with the noise once they see the end result justifies the means. As with any major departure for their known reality, I would start out small and slow.

mzgator's avatar

@skfinkel: He is not at all a bad barker. My neighbors both have dogs which bark a lot. He rarely barks back. He is terrified of a vacuum cleaner and barks at that. He was very destructive to everything his first year. He is extremely smart and obdurnt. He tries to please you. He loves being with the family. Welsh terriers can be hard to find, and they are expensive, but totally worth it.

scamp's avatar

@gail, If you do try to vacuum Milo, make sure you trim down his claws first. the friendliest cat can turn into a slicing machine if startled by a loud noise or something it doesn’t like. if you trim his claws, he won’t be able to shred your skin as much.

gailcalled's avatar

@Scamp; one problem at a time, I think. I have just mastered the masterful approach to scruff grabbing. And besides, I am too busy turning the litter box into a little Japanese garden.

@mcbealer; I have no idea what Milo’s known reality is. He has run away and then been sick in the short time we have been slave and master housemates.

mcbealer's avatar

@ Milo ~Tisk, tisk, Milo.

@ Gailcalled ~ Turn it into a game. Let him see you vacuuming a nearby chair or couch while he’s lounging closeby.

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