Owners of puppies with heavy double coats such as German Shepherds and Chow Chows will love the Furminator to keep ahead of fur shedding. The FURminator will reduce shedding up to 90 percent. While the product is pricier than many others, the quality and effectiveness are well worth the investment. A Furminator product, with appropriate care, should last for the lifetime of your dog.
- Available for all pet sizes (including pups) and hair length
- Ergonomic handles?
- FURejector Button on handle ejects collected fur
- Cost may be prohibitive
- Currently ships only to US and Canada
- Large breed pups outgrow smaller sizes
- Not appropriate for breaking up mats
- 1.25” to 5” deShedding edge for short-to-long coats.
- Ergonomic handles to ease grooming of any size pet
- My FURst Groomer (for puppies) with interchangeable slicker brush and curved comb
- $39-$74 for small-to-large dogs
- Guaranteed to reduce shedding better than any brush, rake or comb
- Used and recommended by professional groomers and vets
- Patented technology
Review: The FURminator
Dog fur shedding becomes a big problem during the spring when the daylight hours get longer. Puppies with short fur won’t need as much help but medium coated and especially double-coated puppies like German Shepherds, and Chows need regular grooming keep fur under control.
Grooming to remove shed fur does more than keep fur off clothes and furniture. It keeps the skin healthy, allows for air circulation to keep puppies cool. Removing shed fur reduces the risk of hairballs in dogs like Pomeranians, prevents hotspots, and reduces the risk of hotspots that afflict Golden Retrievers and others.
Many puppies object to grooming because they just don’t want to hold still. Tangled or matted fur pulls the skin in such a painful way that pups won’t want to be petted, either. People with allergies can reduce their exposure by reducing the amount of shed fur in the home. The FURminator reduces the amount of time owners need to groom by taking off the lion’s share of loose fur immediately.
FURminator comes in a variety of sizes to fit fur length from short (less than 2-inch) or long (over 2 inch). The width of FURminator is matched to the size of the dog or puppy, as well. That makes it much easier to manipulate over little pets, while the largest size gives more coverage for the bigger dogs. It can’t be beat for managing shed fur and preventing mats, but other tools like the EZ-Groomer are more appropriate (and very economical) for breaking up existing mats.
My FURst Groomer provides one handle with interchangeable heads that include a comb and a soft slicker brush designed to help teach puppies about grooming. For little guys who aren’t yet shedding, though, a more economical choice might be to go with a generic (and cheaper!) soft brush and comb to teach grooming acceptance. Save your dollars to invest in the adult-size FURminator you’ll need once he’s into his first shed. Just be sure and use it gently especially in tender areas so the dog enjoys the process.