Thursday, October 22, 2015

FURminator Nation

After a nice long shower, Bentley did feel much better.  It amazed him to see all of the hair he lost while he shampooed.  Apparently, Basset Hounds were shedders.  At this rate, he figured to be bald in a few short weeks.  He was still not too sure about this whole dog thing, but at least he was alive.
Exert from The Returns  by M. K. Clinton
   If you are a pet parent shedding is a way of life. Those of us that live with heavy shedders can appreciate the above exert. When my main character is returned to earth in the body of a Basset Hound, shedding is just one of the things he discovers.
FURminator Comfort Edge deShedding Tool in package
   The FURminator® was one of the best investments that I have made to combat shedding. We have used our original one for years.
The first time that we were introduced to the FURminator deShedding tool was at the veterinarian’s office. There was a video playing about this new phenomenon. At the time, we had our Golden Retriever and Bentley. These two combined to make the perfect shedding machines! We decided to give it a try. It is one of the few things that I have ever purchased that truly work as advertised. We have been “FURminating” several times a week since that fateful day.
Basset Hound getting "FURminated"
   You can imagine my excitement when I saw the new FURminator Comfort Edge deShedding Tool. Not only does it offer Max Comfort and Performance for the dogs, it fits so much more comfortably in my hand. The ergonomic handle makes gripping a breeze. It can be used on both long and short-haired pets. The curved stainless steel edge conforms to the pet’s natural shape. This is why it is recommended and used by vets, groomers, and other pet professionals. I certainly recommend it to anyone that is living with a shedder.  We even brush Pierre with ours. Although he is supposed to be a minimal shedder, it still keeps him looking and feeling great.
   When you brush with the FURminator, you are able to safely remove loose hair along with the undercoat. There is no need to worry about damaging the coat or cutting the skin. It actually stimulates the natural oil production which will promote a healthy shiny coat.
FURminator on top of pile of dog hair
   The one thing that has been a pain with my original FURminator is constantly had to stop and pull the hair out of the fine toothed comb. I noticed they solved that problem a few years ago with the introduction of the FURjector® button. It is also featured on this new model. Let me tell you, it makes all of the difference in the world. All I have to do is push the handy button and the hair falls right off. Hallelujah!
   I never thought that anything could take the place of my original FURminator. It turns out that the only thing that could is the NEW FURminator Comfort Edge deShedding tool.
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*We received a coupon for a free FURminator DeShedding Tool in our BlogPaws conference swag bag. We were not compensated for this review. This product may not be available in all locations. FURminator is not responsible for the contents of this post.
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   We are participating in Hugs Around the World for our friends at The Three Little Pugs. Their dad, Butch was involved in an accident. He has been in the hospital for two weeks and all of Blogville wants to send him, his wife, Deb and the Three Little Pugs lots of hugs on this special day. {{HUGS}}
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  1. A retriever and Basset? Did you have tumbleweeds in your house? Glad you found the Furminator back then! ~RascalandRocco

  2. Wow, that was a lot of furs!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  3. wow, that's a fabulous result! I had no clue that they work for shorthaired pups too, many thanks, that was a great review!

  4. I have been wondering about the furminator, so thanks for sharing your review. Also thanks for participating in our blog hop.

  5. Just as a note - furminators are terrible for long hair coats - they actually cut the fur rather then go through it.

  6. We are SURE that your HUGS will be a HUGE HELP to our beloved furends in Idaho..

    OMD OMD.... FURMINATOR... Our FURMINATOR is OLDER than WE are... SERIOUSLY... Mom bought it fur the three Short Hairs that were BEFORE OUR TIME... THAT just goes to show you how LONG they Last and how GOOD they are!! No Push Button On Our Furminator.. No Curve either... butt OH DOES IT EVER DO A GRAND JOB... it keeps our furs in super good shape and OFF the FURNITURE and FLOORS... We just LOVE having her groom us with our Furminator... BTW.... we think it is OVER 12 years old...

  7. You are looking mighty handsome, Bentley...smooches!

  8. We love love love the FURminator!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  9. I think i'm the only one around that doesn't have one of these. I'll have to get one.

  10. Although these aren't recommended for my dog's breed, I'm sure they do a good job on suitable breeds!

  11. Ohh we love your hug/heart photo.
    Mom has considered the Furminator for me but she is wondering if it is very noisy?
    I'm love being brushed but am not a fan of noises and she doesn't want me to become afraid of brushing
    Hugs madi your kitty friend

  12. We love this product - we use it for our cat!

  13. Pugs are BIG shedders and we have a furminator. But we do not like being brushed very well. Mom's fault for not started when we were young. Mabel gets brushed almost everyday - to stimulate her skin and hair regrowth
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  14. We don't have those troubles at our house!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  15. It's funny because I didn't think Cocoa shed much but then I see how much my vacuum picks up and how much is on my clothes!! I have heard about this before and it looks like Bentley likes the attention :)

  16. I was thinking about getting a furminator. I've heard so much good things about it! And the name is so cool! ;) This curved one looks so much better! Love Bentley's happy face! :)

  17. We have 3 furminators. The mom doesn't use it on us nearly as much as she should. We'll hafta talk to her about that.

  18. We has one of those for Tilda. We wuv it her not so much LOL ;)

    Huge Hugs,
    Bell Fur Zoo

  19. When our basset Hank would blow his undercoat, it would look like someone had skinned rabbits in the backyard!

  20. oooh, we like the new curved blade. We LOVE our furminators and couldn't agree with you more: they are one of the few things that OVER delivered on our expectations!

    (We're so sorry we've been AWOL. Our other granddad fell ill 3 weeks ago & passed away last Wednesday. We've been home alone for much of that time while our humans were out of town helping. *sigh* Our humans lost both their dads in 4 months. They are kind of hoping 2016 will be better...)

  21. I love the furmanator, great job Bentley

  22. They have definitely made some great improvements to the original Furminator. The eject button is the best one!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets


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