FURminator dog hair deshedding brushes are overpriced and absolute rubbish! You will absolutely regret buying one because you will never use it. You'd be better off with any other kind of brush or comb. So don't buy one.
Purchased in May 2018 for A$59.99.
I really underestimated the FURminator.
I bought the FURminator when my Cavalier spaniels were pups, now they are seven. It took a while to get used to: at first I was using it incorrectly. Now I love it. I found it was best to gently stroke it across my dog's coat and to be extra gentle near the stomach and legs.
Absolutely fantastic product. We have a very large long haired German Shepherd and were pulling our hair out trying to keep his constantly shedding fur under control. Thanks to the Furminator the only hair that's getting pulled out now is our big boy Bear's undercoat. Well worth the money.
The ultimate and only brand to buy
I can not empasise enough just how effective and factually the only grooming tool that has worked on my dog - dingo x husky. It's saved the house, cars, clothes, friendships.
Purchased for A$65.00.
- Long Hair Dog deShedding Tool Large
- Verified purchase
Amazing and magic for my german shepard
Amazing and magical for my german shepard, takes all the loose hair off effectively and well worth the money, much more effective than brusing.
Bought this a while ago for my new puppy (around 4 months old) & this FURminator works great! Tidies up my puppy and make it look fluffy. Good for value and really liked this
- Long Hair Dog deShedding Tool Medium
- Verified purchase
Great! But expensive at pet shops
This is the best brush I have found. My new fave thing. ( It used to be the vacuum cleaner). Not sure about 90%, not going to test the claim, but effective. Dog tolerant but not thrilled. It is a very fine-toothed metal comb and I love the cleaning part! I think the teeth could bend easily if it's dropped so I will keep it in a tupperware box to protect it. I've only just got it so not sure how robust it is. Much cheaper online.
Love, love, love it
I have an inside border collie, he sheds heaps. Twice a week with the furminator he’s happy, he’s being brushed, and I am too. Much less vacuuming. Great product.
Shocked at how much fur is collected
My new rescur cat has longer fur than I realised. With summer starting up I bought this product (purple handle)and boy does it work well. Just a few strokes and I've collected hair. Given cats ingest 2/3rds of their fur when grooming surely thia ia going to help my new cat
- Long Hair Dog deShedding Tool Small
- Verified purchase
Long haired chihuahua loves it
I purchased one of these furminators online.
My dog loves being brushed with it, but I do have to be careful as it can grab the hair and pull if I'm too gun-ho.
It removes a lot of hair as it promises, and that's all I needed.
The brush is comfortable to hold as the design is quite ergonomic.
Not great on very soft fur
I did a lot of research on this Furminator before deciding to buy for my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who sheds endlessly.
The Furminator is getting out the short 'downy' hair ok, but she still sheds copious amounts of her longer outer coat.
Not sure if this is a shortcoming of the product or just the nature of my dogs coat but I would recommend you either try one before committing to a purchase, or shop around for the best price in case it doesn't deliver the results you are expecting. I found prices for the exact same model vary from $...
does the job
Certainly gets rid of more fur than any of my other brushes do & my mastiff x staffy loves it & thats good enough for me. However ive seen these in the pet shops for a whopping $80 I got mine online for $20 wouldnt pay any more than that tho. The tool itself is manufactured to a good standard nice sturdy handgrip & the plastic surround is very thick & solid. Think this will last forever & i'm happy with the product so I will not be buying any more brushes like I used to in the past. Im giving this 5 stars as I found it is the best out there SO FAR......
More hair shed
Furminator markets as no more hair on your carpet. I have a small retriever, who is an inside dog (apart from night bed) who is washed/groomed every 3 weeks. Each time I use FURminator it pulls out heaps of fine hair, which looks more like new growth than "dead" hair. Problem is that for next 2 weeks I end up with hair all over the carpets. Rather than stop hair, I seem to end up with more hair on carpet.
Pulls out lots of fine hair
End up with heaps more hair shedding for next 2 weeks
I've had dogs for many years, long haired and short haired. In that time i've tried many brushes with normal bristles, wire brushes and also those multi pinned brushes that are suppose to remove all the dead fur frim your pets coat .
Well I tell you look no further this brush (the furminator) would have to be the ultimate in brushes for your pets coat.
I've only used it a couple of times, but it just blows me away every time as just how much dead fur it removes from my dogs coat. Every time I use the brush it looks like I've just given h...er a bath. Just a fantastic brush. Just be careful where you get your brush from I've seen it retail at $27.95 to $50.00. The ease of use and how much fur it removes. The plastic case that comes with the furminator to protect the blades doesn't fit very well. It can be costly. Shop around
Questions & Answers
My dog's breed is mum: blue cattle dog, dad: red cattle cross dingo. Although I am suspicious that grandma or grandad could have had husky or german shepherd judging by his coat. He is 3 years old and 20kg. Which furminator should I buy?
Hi, it seems like your dog has a medium length coat and is medium size. I would stick to a medium size Furminator because the small will break. If your do is stocky you could get the large. Remember the "blade" doesn't curve so won't wrap round him/her. You just want strength in the teeth.
My dog is a Siberian husky x alpine dingo. Got the husky eyes but rest can't deny dingo so didn't get the long thick coat. But the fur OMG it never stops. I tried EVERY tool on the market and it wasn't until we got a medium (the large tool didn't for big dogs wouldn't get around the dog as kindly) Didn't get the one for long fur either. And your dogs coats aren't technically long coated.
The great thing about the Furninator is that it gets the "wool" base layer coat too, and 2nd level and the longer top. Mine has 3 layers. Don't brush vigorously and fast like many do with regular grooming tools nor push too hard, more a stroking glide over your dog/s and not too much focus on 1 spot to "get all those hairs out" .... i did make this error and noticed bruising/ reddened skin damage on my boos back straps in areas once where obviously ive brushed too much too long. Over groomed for the week, was malting (spaying fur , every day its just fur flys off him even as he walks - it turns out Dingos acctually malt worse than huskies do. More constantly anyhow) I never do anything but glide, let the weight of the brush almost be it to drop and hold its own weight on pooch and pull softly over. Could just be my boy has thinner skin or that... the micro teeth on the blade do scape the skin and micro scratches occur. That's the only caution i could give about this product.
You will never ever regret buying one of these. They do the cats marvellously also. They look harsh but they aren't and they don't damage any of the fur. But .... heres an example, ive shown people how i can brush from top of my head , wavey medium length fine hair, right through to the ends and not have snags, breakages or damage to mine. So.... a medium size brush, medium/short coat grade will work for you and yours
What is the difference between a cat and a dog fulminator. The pets are the same size.
Technically, if the same width and length of "bristles" they are the same, but I wouldn't be using the dog's Furminator on your cat. If your cat could talk, he/she would be telling you that the dog's smell is on the brush, and so it's not fair to then spread it all over your cat. I have separate brushes for my cat and dogs. We humans have about 5 million olfactory receptors in our noses (microscopic proteins that allow us to detect odors). Cats have 45 million to 80 million receptors, but they can't measure up to the average dog, whose snout holds between 149 million and 300 million receptors. Thinking about it, I bet your dog doesn't want the cat's smell brushed onto him/her either.
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