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Review: FURminator Dog Deshedding Tool

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One of the most common complaints from dog owners is that their pet sheds too much. The loose hair gets all over clothing, furniture and carpets. One of the best things you can do to reduce the amount of hair your dog sheds is to brush him daily. Using a product like the FURminator Dog Deshedding Tool will also be a huge help.

FURminator has been one of the best-selling pet shedding tools for years now. In my above video and the detailed review below, you can see all the features FURminator has. But before we get into that and whether this is the tool for you (or your pet), let’s talk a little about pet deshedding tools themselves.

Most deshedding tools can reduce the amount of hair your pet sheds by up to 90%. Note that they aren’t like traditional dog brushes.

What’s the difference? Deshedding tools like the FURminator are specifically designed to reach down into your pet’s coat and remove any loose hair that could be hiding under the surface. A traditional dog brush will not be able to accomplish this effectively.

When shopping for the best dog deshedding tool, you’ll need to make sure that the one you choose has a stainless steel head and teeth along with a comfortable handle. If your dog has a thick coat, you may be brushing him for more than 30 minutes per day, at least in the beginning, so the handle of the pet brush will need to be comfortable for you to grasp. You’ll also need to select a pet deshedding tool that is designed for your specific pet’s coat type.

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FURminator Dog Deshedding Tool Review

FURminator Dog Deshedding Tool Review

The first thing you’re likely to notice about the FURminator Dog Deshedding Tool is that it is quite a bit more expensive than other similar products. It comes in many different varieties for dogs of different sizes with different coat lengths. Depending on the size you buy, you can pick up one of these brushes for $30-$60 on Amazon.

These varying options can be an asset or a drawback, depending on which way you look at it. If you have a favorite breed that you tend to continue to adopt time and time again, this is going to be a great investment for you. You’ll be able to use your FURminator for generations of dogs.

However, if you have a mixed pack (like I do), you’re going to have to buy each dog his own FURminator Dog Deshedding Tool. Each purchase will need to be based on your dog’s size – extra small, small, medium, large or giant – and the length of his coat. This will limit the animals that you can use your FURminator on.

The FURminator Dog Deshedding Tool that you see in my video is the model for medium-size dogs with short coats. I use it on our boxer Chloe, and as you can see it works very well. The company claims that this brush will reduce your dog’s shedding by up to 90% if you use it correctly. I can’t verify the exact number, but it certainly removes a lot of Chloe’s hair.

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FURminator Dog Deshedding Tool Review

One of the unique features of this deshedding tool for dogs is the FURjector button. It is a standard feature on all FURminator deshedding tools. When you press the button, it ejects a thin plastic strip that slides underneath the teeth of the brush and pushes out all of the collected fur. This is a huge time saver, as you won’t need to clean the brush yourself anymore.

The stainless steel brush head is specifically designed with teeth that reach down into your dog’s coat to remove as much loose hair as possible. It also comes with a safety guard that will protect the stainless steel teeth when you aren’t using the brush. It also prevents anyone from getting cut on the brush head if you store it in a closet or drawer.

I am very happy with handle of the FURminator Dog Deshedding Tool. It’s ergonomically designed, which makes it very comfortable to use for long periods of time. If you have a dog that requires a lot of grooming, this will be a huge benefit. The ergonomic handle is also one of the main reasons sited by professional groomers who choose to use this deshedding tool for dogs.

The drawback to the FURminators top-notch design is that it is rather heavy. Compared to other similar products, the FURminator Dog Deshedding Tool is much heavier, which could lead to hand fatigue more quickly.

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Summary of the FURminator Dog Deshedding Tool Review

PROS:

  • FURminator Dog Deshedding Tool ReviewMay reduce shedding by up to 90%
  • Specifically designed for your dog’s size and coat length
  • Equipped with a FURjector button to remove the loose hair collected in the teeth of the brush
  • Ergonomically designed handle that prevents hand fatigue

CONS:

  • Can only be used on dogs of the same size and with the same length coat
  • Heavier than most similar deshedding tools
  • More expensive than many other deshedding tools on the market

Now it’s your turn to review FURminator Dog Deshedding Tool

This is one of the most popular deshedding tools on the market and thousands have already been sold. If you use this tool to groom your pets, I’d love to hear your personal review too. Have you tried other deshedding tools? Let me know how you think the FURminator compares to other similar products on the market.


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Samantha’s biggest passion in life is spending time with her Boxer dogs. After she rescued her first Boxer in 2004, Samantha fell in love with the breed and has continued to rescue three other Boxers since then. She enjoys hiking and swimming with her Boxers, Maddie and Chloe.