Removing burrs from dog's fur

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We have two small dogs - one mainly Yorkie and one a Shih Tzu - and both have longish fur. This summer seems to have been worse than normal for them collecting small spikey burrs (like seeds or something) which clump together in their fur. I guess this has been worse because of the dry weather but it is a nightly task to clear them both.Generally we just patiently part the hair and ease them out with a bit of scissor cutting for the worst ones. Fortunately they are both fairly patient but it does take a long time - any bright ideas for alternative methods (short of just shaving them completely!)?

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phoenix1-537317 1476372249


You could try rubbing vegetable oil on thew dogs fur, this softens the burrs which can then be combed or brushed out gently. 

babyrhino 1476381918

Thanks Phoenix

Doesn't that make them a little oily? They do spend a lot of time on my wife's lap! (OK on mine as well if I have to admit it......)

Sounds like a great solution if no side effects.

phoenix1-537317 1476390733

Yeah, I guess you will have to bathe them as well....busy business those burrs !

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