Friday, June 8, 2018

How to Reduce Your Dog's Shedding 90%

   I belong to a couple of Basset Hound Facebook groups where pet parents come to show off their furbabies. Many of the posts are seeking answers to medical issues. I never give medical advice other than “Go to the vet immediately.”
   There is one question that pops up almost every single day and that is about shedding. "How can I control my Basset's shedding?" Basset Hounds shed A LOT. Most people are not aware of just how much until they live with one. I ALWAYS answer this question with one word,
FURminator®.” 
FURminator in package
We are Chewy.com Influencers and received this FURminator in exchange for an honest review. All opinions and experiences are my own and neither company is responsible for the contents of this article.
 Why the FURminator?
• It reduces shedding up to 90%
• Helps to encourage natural oil production
• Removes loose or dead undercoat
• Can reduce airborne allergens
• Recommended by veterinarians and groomers
• Easy to handle
Furminator brushing hound
 The FURminator can be used on most long and short-haired pets. Always brush with the lay of the hair, not backward. It should not be used on non-shedding breeds like Pierre or on dogs with sensitive skin. 
Basset hound being brushed with FURminator
 I am lucky that Bentley LOVES to be “FURminated.” It must be miserable to have so much loose and dead hair so he is always ready for our brushing sessions. I usually use the FURminator three to four times a week because like I said, Bassets shed a tremendous amount! Most dogs can do with a couple of brushings weekly.
Basset looking at hair on FURminator
 Even he is surprised by how much hair I get off him! How he is not bald is beyond us. LOL!
FURminator being used on Basset's ears
 I love being able to use the FURminator on his ears. Bentley wears a snood when he eats to keep his ears clean but they still get gunk on them.
FURminator being used on dog's ear
 You can see how it removes any crusties along with some loose hair. That’s right, his ears shed too! 
Bag of dog hair and FURminaotr
The FURminator has stainless steel teeth and comes with a protective edge cover for when it is not in use. The ergonomic handle is comfortable and provides a secure grip. I LOVE the FURejector® button. It releases the hair and I can drop it right into my trash bag.
We received the FURMinator from our great friends at Chewy.com. They carry several styles including some for cats. You know if it is from Chewy, it is guaranteed to be pawsome! Learn more about this amazing company on their website.
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16 comments :

  1. Momma says she had a basset that would blow his coat every spring (he wuz from show lines and had a wonderful coat) - it looked like someone skinned rabbits in the yard when they brushed him!

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  2. Wow - that's a lot of fur your mama brushed off you, Bentley! That Furminator works great and I bet you feel better too!

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  3. We love the Furminator! We used to use it on our cat.

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  4. I've just been to the furstealers and now I'm nakked...I daren't loose what little furs I've got left
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  5. We have a tool like that for our cat bro Bert. It is not the right tool to use on our furs, and Sophie needs a different one for her long furs. A lot of people with the correct furs love Furminator.

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  6. Looks like a pawsome tool for proverbial shedders.

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  7. Bentley I had no idea a Basset Hound could let go of that much fur with a brushing....
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  8. Okay, this has reminded the mom that she needs to furminate us.

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  9. We love the furminator tool! Rooney sheds so much, it's the best way to keep up with his shedding!

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  10. We have a furminator and it works great!
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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  11. I heard they are grrrrreat but don't tell huMom.

    Nose nudges,
    CEO Olivia

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  12. My kitty cat cousin Maddie gets "furminated" every so often. I go see Ms. Jacquie the groomer and get a buzz cut every 2 or 3 months.

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  13. That’s a fabulous tool! I have one for the dogs and I just got one for the cat. Will be reviewing it this next week.

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  14. Oh no. We just got baths. Gulp we might be furminated soon. We are glad the furminator works well fur u.

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  15. It's always surprising when a short-haired dog sheds so much! Our beagle Kobi sure did. Cricket didn't seem to when she was young, but she shed a lot more when she was older. Good brushes are a life saver!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  16. I didn't know Basset Hounds she'd so much! We have a Siberian Husky in the house so the Furminator is a go-to tool for us.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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