What Is FURminator?
FURminator is name for a range of dog grooming tools. The different products are based around the four different stages of dog coat health. These are:
Brushing: required daily to keep your pet's coat free of debris and tangles
DeShedding: a weekly process to remove the loose dead undercoat
Bathing: wash monthly with specialist shampoos/conditioners to keep coat glorious
Discard: hairs laying all over the house? Pick 'em up and dispose with the specialist pet hair collection tools.
What Is DeShedding?
DeShedding is the process required to remove the hair that sits under your dog's top coat. The hair itself is loose and dead, and will come away naturally if left. However, as dog owners will know, the de-shedding process can be very messy and take forever! By regularly using a specialist deShedding brush, such as the FURminator Undercoat deShedding Tool - Medium Dog - Short Hair, you can remove 90% of the loose hair before it has a change to shed all over your house.
Which FURminator DeShedding Tool is Right For My Dog?
Choose FURminator Undercoat deShedding Tool - Medium Dog - Short Hair for medium sized breeds with coats under two inches long
Go for FURminator Undercoat deShedding Tool - Large Dog - Long Hair for large breeds with coats over two inches long
Can I Use A Dog FURminator On My Cat?
The dog products can be used on most shedding animals with an undercoat, including cats. However, the manufacturer recommends that you use a tool specifically for felines, such as FURminator Undercoat deShedding Tool - Medium/Large Cat - Long Hair. This tool is perfect if your cat is a medium or large breed with a double coat(which actually covers most moggies!).
Like the dog deshedding tools, the cat-specific version glides through the top coat and removes the undercoat without damaging her top coat. By removing the dead hair, it can help prevent your cat inhaling it and creating hairballs too.
Does The FURminator Hurt?
No. When used as directed, the fine steel teeth slide through your pet's top coat and remove only dead hair underneath. Plus the skin guard helps to reduce the likelihood of irritation. Not only this: the curvy edge aligns nicely with your pet's natural shape, leading to a more comfy (and less stressful) grooming experience for pet and owner.
Please note that it should not be used on non-shedding breeds, or on pets with particularly sensitive skin.