This post is probably going to sound like a commercial. If it does, so be it, but when I find a product I really love, I enjoy spreading the word.
With two German Shepherds and a cat, I am constantly fighting to keep one step ahead of the pet hair in my house. Realistically, I should vacuum every day.
My daughter, who is a vet tech, actually told me about this de-shedding tool/brush called the “FURminator” that reduces the amount of shedding by pulling out all the fine undercoat that most pet brushes leave behind. Apparently, it is the undercoat that is the source of excessive shedding.
When I looked at The FURminator in the pet store, I almost choked. I wanted the medium sized tool so I could use it on the cat, as well as my German Shepherds, and it was almost $50.00! I was very skeptical and did not believe any pet brush was worth that amount of money so I didn’t buy it.
Each time I vacuumed the carpet or pulled out the broom to sweep my uncarpeted floors, I would find myself thinking about the FURminator so recently, I decided to check eBay. I was able to get a genuine FURminator, new, in a sealed package, off eBay for only $22.00 (including shipping). Even $22.00 seemed like a lot of money for a “dog brush” but I was a little more willing to spend $22.00 to try it rather than almost $50.00.
OH! MY! GOSH! Let me assure you, this is no ordinary “dog brush!” I was absolutely amazed at the amount of baby fine undercoat this brush pulled out of my dogs…and even the cat. The more I combed, the more undercoat I got out. It just kept coming out…and coming out… and coming out.
Believe me, the photos you see of animals surrounded by a big pile of hair after being combed with the FURminator are NOT exaggerated or contrived. It is no sales gimmick. It really is possible to remove that much hair/undercoat with this tool!
Needless to say, I immediately noticed a huge decrease in the amount of pet hair that was accumulating on my carpet and floors. Now, even if I have not vacuumed for 4 or 5 days, there is very little pet hair.
Since I know so many of my blogging friends have pets, I wanted you to know about this amazing tool. If you have seen the FURminator and were skeptical like I was, I’m here to say, do yourself a favor and GET ONE!
I do highly recommend you use this tool outdoors or in an area that is easy to vacuum though. The undercoat hair it removes is so baby fine, it is difficult to control and contain. It has a tendency to float and fly around everywhere and I’m sure you don’t want it landing on every horizontal surface inside your house.