For Cats and Dogs!
Having a German Shepherd and two cats, has given me insight into a world of fur gone wild. I was instantly enticed by the pet grooming product calledthe FURminator. The first time I saw it was on one of those short TV infomercials but it wasn't until the addition of the second cat that I thought of taking it seriously. After a good half hour of internet searches and how to video examples and reviews of this brush I decided to get one for JD (long haired tabby) and one for Shelby (German Shepherd).
The absolute best prices were at Drugstore.com where they were up to 50% off retail (seriously, we have these locally for $50 and I got them for $25 or less); at the time there was also free shipping if I spent $70 (they actually have reasonable shipping rates regardless).
The Demo That Hooked Me
Here is one of the demonstrations that hooked me. The cat part is about 2:11.
The Furminator - Before and AfterClick thumbnail to view full-size
The main reason I wanted this tool was to decrease the amount of fur under JD's armpits and his backside (he looks like he's wearing genie pants from behind). These areas are what I think will be problem areas in the future when it comes to potential mat formation.
Yes, the FURminator removes fur. But as I mentioned I'm not so sure it's not cutting the fur or should I say shearing it, like that special bladed comb the hairdresser uses to thin sections of hair. The sharp corners really concern me, especially with a wiggly kitty. But most importantly, for the next week JD was dropping fur like crazy. Apparently the FURminator loosened up a lot of fur that even doing a touch up after using didn't pick up. I'm not completely satisfied but I'm not ready to do away with it. Like any new tool, it needs to be used more than once to be mastered and I definitely don't feel like JD and I have mastered it enough to say it sucks... completely.
As you may have guessed, more to come on the FURminator
FURminator is Available at Amazon
I Love Animals
I have always loved animals. All kinds from wild to domesticated. I grew up always having a cat in the house and can't imagine my life without pets.
I have two cats (a short-haired American Tabby and a long haired feral adoptee) and one dog (German Shepherd).
I was lucky enough to marry a man who loves animals as much as I do.
I'd rather go naked than wear fur.
~ Christy Turlington
Do you have fur intensive cats and/or dogs? Have you tried the FURminator?