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This isn't exactly a health related thing. I was wondering if anyone elses basset (or dog in general) seems to be static-electric machine. With the lights off, I can see him sparking when he moves across the blanket at night. He shocks me frequently when touching me. And his hair...well I'm used to be being everywhere, but its so charged that it is repelling itself from other pieces of his hair, the vacuum, the broom, and even the swiffer. Brushing him is just a mess, because the hair detaches, but just sticks to him. I gave him a bath in hopes that if i brushed him right away it would help, but to no avail. I've also tried moist towelette things. I use one of those grooming rake things, but was thinking about switching to a rubber mitt. Bogie won't let me touch him with a bristle brush. If anyone has any advice, I'd really appreciate it!

Also, if you have any good doggie-cake recipes, please let me know! I'm trying to find a good one for Bogie's birthday!
 

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Why not try rubbing a little baby lotion on your hands and rubbing it across him? That's what they say to do for human hair with static. Of course, I'd be careful not to use too much or he might lick it.

Static guard prayed on your carpets might help, but again use caution so he doesnt ingest it.


Hope you and your little power plant find a cure for this! ;)
 

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It's probably a combination of his fur and the blanket -- the classic demo of static is cat fur rubbed on an acrylic rod -- dis-similar materials can cause static.
At least you know where he is in bed.
 
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