Post # 1
I recently dropped all the pups off at the groomers in prep for the holidays and since they are a high shedding breed (german shepherds) I opted for the FURminator add on. While I normally dont take them to the groomer one of the guests has an allergy to animals so we are helping out by keeping the shedding/hair to a minimum. While this is going to be expensive I was curious if it would be worth just buying the FURminator and the vaccum attachment to keep at home and take care of the pups instead of the regular brushes we use. We have to vaccum almost daily to keep it under control and often when petting them you get a handful of hair. We also have long haired cats too so I’d love to hear about both cat and dog owners who have it.
Post # 3
I have one, but i used it on my foster greyhound while he was shedding his kennel coat, he never had nearly as much fur as a shepherd would. It worked great on him though. Kept the hair off me and my couch, and he LOVEDDDDD getting fussed over and brushed.
Post # 4
@anemone681: I use it on my Corgi (sheds a lot!) and it works really well! It’s horrifying how much fur comes off of them!
Post # 5
It’s the best. Get one on Amazon, they’re a lot cheaper.
Post # 6
Works great on my corgis when they’re blowing coat. I wouldn’t use it as an every day brush though, it’s a bit harsh on the coat sometimes IMO.
Post # 7
yes! we use our Furminator on our cat- love it!!
Post # 8
We got ours on Amazon. It was the best deal! We have two very furry cats and it makes a world of difference with them. It really is disgusting how much hair comes off.
Post # 9
LOve it!! Best product, so worth the money! My dog shed’s a ridiculous amount and this has cut down his shedding by a noticable amount!
Post # 10
I’ve heard that they’re best used for short haired dogs/cats. Apparently with longer haired animals it breaks off the hair, so not only does it get rid of the extra hair, but it makes their hair shorter as well.
A friend of mine has a long haired dog that she used one on, and she said her hair has never been the same since. Its a lot thinner and never fully grew back. I guess it would be about the same as when you have your hair razored to thin it. Too much will damage it.
That said, I’d LOVE to have one for my short haired dogs. Particularly my JRT, he sheds so freaking bad, its ridiculous.
Post # 11
I use a furminator on my Golden Retriever…works a treat!! I agree, get it on Amazon its a heap cheaper.
Post # 12
@allyfally: True, it does take out more hair than you’d want sometimes. I don’t use it all the time on our golden, just when she’s shedding bad. I can spend hours brushing her butt feathers, though. I get mountains of hair off her and she still has enough to get furballs on the carpet the next day. It depends if your dog has an undercoat – goldens are double-coated so it mostly does what it’s supposed to and pulls out the undercoat that’s loose.
Post # 13
@almostmrsj: I have a great pyrenees mix, so he has an extremely thick double coat. I just use a rake on him. Work wonderfully. He’s got so much hair though, its ridiculous. I have a grocery bag full of hair every brushing.
Post # 14
We use it on our golden retriever. He loves it and so do I. I’m not sure you need the vacuum attachment, as the hair tends to collect in the brush then you push a button to push it out. With his other de shedding tools the hair would fly everywhere.
Definitely buy on amazon, it’s like 50 bucks in the pet store!
Post # 15
@anemone681: I have one and use it for my medium-haired cat – it’s incredible!!! I would say to make sure you pay attention to the type of brush, I made sure I got the one for large cats (my Leo weighs 16 pounds and isn’t fat – he’s a giant.) so if you get the one for long haired, large breed dogs you should be fine. It’s the best $30 I ever spent on a pet!
Post # 16
Use it on my pug. He loves it but I just have to be gentle. Buy off Amazon.