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Pet Shedding Problems? Work Smarter, Not Harder!

Updated on July 6, 2012
The Furminator
The Furminator

Love The Animals... Hate The Fur!

I own two dogs, and two cats - so at times my home is like a regular "animal planet." An although I love my animals dearly, with them comes the dreaded "shedding problem." Fur on my carpet, couch, and car.... fur in my backyard, bedroom, and bathroom... there is fur everywhere! I tried a few different things to help me to keep up with the dilemma, but I guess I went about the problem all wrong. I bought the best vacuum on the market, with all the pet attachments you can think of, and started vacuuming feverishly and more frequently. While my wife appreciated the extra effort, it really didn't accomplish much.

The Answer Is Simple...

The answer was much, much, more simple then I gave it credit – just brush the animals – and do it regularly. So that’s what I did, and my animals were lovin’ it... absolutely lovin’ it! I’m convinced that just a few minutes of brushing your pet, is like a 60-minute Swedish massage to them. But… I again failed. I was buying cheap brush, after cheap brush, thinking I was the reason why the shedding problems continued, and why clumps of fur traveled across my living room like tumbleweeds. The truth is, they just weren’t very good brushes. They were not getting down to the undercoat, where the problem begins. So I upgraded… and I’m glad I did.

Enter The Furminator

The Furminator is built like a tank, unlike those other flimsy wire brushes, and does the job of getting down to that undercoat. This bad boy has stainless teeth that are as gentle as can be on your pets coat – but aggressively gets that mangy fur. It comes in a variety of different sizes, and I choose the larger 4” version, as it seems to make quick work of both large and small animals alike. I was genuinely surprised how the well product worked. Simply brushing my pets more frequently helped eliminate the problem all together, but I suggest you spend the extra money on a good one, and don’t waste your time on those flimsy wire brushes. The retail price is between $50 and $70 dollars - but I didn't pay that, and I suggest you don't either - just hop online and do some research!


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      Gail Louise Stevenson 5 years ago from Mason City

      I have two cats, and the furminator sounds like a real good idea in dealing with all of the loose pet hair. When its hot out the cats really shed a lot more. Good hub and great information on a really good product. I voted up.