Does anyone use a FURminator?

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It’s the best.  Get one on Amazon, they’re a lot cheaper. 

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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Bumble bee

yes! we use our Furminator on our cat- love it!!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@almostmrsj:  +1 

 

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
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Busy bee

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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I use a furminator on my Golden Retriever…works a treat!! I agree, get it on Amazon its a heap cheaper.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

@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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@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
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Bumble bee

Use it on my pug. He loves it but I just have to be gentle. Buy off Amazon.

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