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Old 03-09-2008, 10:53 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Brushing the dog is now fun!

I bought a new dog brush the other day called the Furminator and gave it a test run. I was stunned with the amount of hair that it removed. I tested it against a shedding blade and another bristle-type brush. Not even a comparison.

It was the most amount of hair I'd ever seen come out of a dog in one relatively short sitting. Almost enough hair to make an entirely new dog!!

Many of you may already have one, it may be old news. But I'm up in Canada and I wasn't aware of this product until recently so I thought I'd pass along my finding...

Best thing since sliced bread!

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Old 03-09-2008, 11:19 AM   #2
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We found the furminator a few years ago after a recommendation by our mobile groomers. It removes the undercoat from a two shedding fur monsters (Siberian Huskies) with the greatest of ease compared to ANY other brush or shedding blade that I have used and it tends to not hurt the dog in the process.
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Old 03-09-2008, 11:28 AM   #3
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Can you post picture of this wonder of wonders?
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Old 03-09-2008, 11:40 AM   #4
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You can see them for yourself at FURminator
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Old 03-09-2008, 11:44 AM   #5
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I've heard of them, but still use a zoom groom on my two labs. It does a great job with their short coats.
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Old 03-09-2008, 04:09 PM   #6
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We love our ZoomGroom, but the Furminator made a big difference on our Labs. The Furminator was invented here in St. Louis by a professional groomer, and while we were hesitant at first to cough up fifty bucks for a dog brush, it's pretty amazing. Sometimes it pulls so much hair out that I need to take a break and come back to brushing, especially on our shed-happy yellow Lab.
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:51 AM   #7
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But it is funny, I was going to start a thread about grooming and thought it without much value.

I have had a Malinois for about 6 weeks, and find it so much fun to brush her out. This is the first dog I've owned in 45 years, what fun!
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After reading about the Furminator, I bought one yesterday. I tried it on my two Yorkies and it is great. Thanks for posting!

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Old 03-11-2008, 12:18 PM   #9
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Glowing recommendations on this grooming tool. When we brush our shepherd it looks like a rabbit exploded. I would like to try one!
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Awesome Product !!!!!!!
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:57 PM   #11
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When we brush our shepherd it looks like a rabbit exploded.
ROTFL When we brush our lab it looks pretty bad too! Great info thanks for sharing!!
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I was at Petco on Sunday and after taking Curtis to the doggie wash, I decided to make the investment and by the small one ($40). As I was checking out the person at the register told me that their in house groomers use it and said it was well worth the money.

I got it home and went to work on Curtis and pulled off a pile about the size of his torso. He really looks great and we will see how it does on the shedding.

Two keys when you are doing longer haired dogs. First they need to be clean. Second and most important their fur must not have any tangles. We had some tangles in Curtis' under belly and when the brush caught hold of the tangle, he let out a painful yelp.

There are three sizes of dog Furminater available. I've heard some rumors here locally that the groomers in St. Louis who developed this might consider abandoning the grooming business to concentrate on the Furminater itself. Groomingdales - Home

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I had to see what all the commotion was about and picked one up today. All I can say is it makes my zoom groom seem like a bit of a joke. I cannot believe the amount of hair that this thing got off my two boys.
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Old 03-15-2008, 09:54 PM   #14
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Oh yes, it's the time for Lulu to get Furminated. I've been using one for my dogs for a couple of years now. It pulls off TONS, especially when everyone is blowing their coats. I take them outside for the process. Then for the next two weeks the birds will have a hayday collecting the bits for their nests.
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