I had a client recently ask me what was one of my favorite pet products. I’d have to say it might be the Furminator®. This desheeding tool is amazing at getting the undercoat from dogs and cats.

Here is a little information about it and why I like it so much!

One problem with shedding is it’s not the hair you see that causes the problem.It’s the hair you DON’T see. Your pet’s undercoat can become a dense mess of loose, dead hair – and the major source of shedding.

The FURminator’s stainless steel edge reaches down through your pet’s topcoat into the undercoat where it grabs and removes loose hair quickly and easily, without cutting. It is totally safe and will not hurt your pet. In fact, most pets LOVE the way it feels! Regular use promotes a healthy skin and coat, and reduces shedding by as much as 90 percent.

If you have cats, you know shedding can be a big problem. When a cat grooms himself, he swallows the loose hair his tongue has removed from his coat. But often the hair gets stuck and a cat’s digestive system cannot pass the hair on through. So it builds up until the cat must vomit it up in the form of a nasty wet hairball, which is uncomfortable for cats.

Allergy sufferers may breathe easier when they use the FURminator on their pets. By reducing the amount of pet hair in your environment, you are reducing the amount of dander and airborne elements that cause allergic reactions.

The FURminator has been endorsed by veterinarians to help keep your pet clean and comfortable. In a PetPlace.com poll, veterinary technicians named FURminator as their favorite pet product.

In 2005, Tufts University ranked the FURminator DeShedding Tool among the best in preventing hairballs. Here’s what they had to say in their “Help for Hairballs” article in the CATNIPnewsletter, April 2005:

“Since prevention is the best cure, take a close look at the FURminator DeShedding Tool. FURminator received paws up from the test cats. This patented tool utilizes a unique blade that removes dead undercoat and loose hair while leaving the topcoat alone. It features a 1 1/3-inch wide blade with fine 1/8-inch teeth. This tool removes an amazing amount of fur easily. FURminator’s soft ergonomically-designed gripping ridges make it comfortable to hold. Some test cats who normally don’t enjoy being brushed, tolerated the FURminator for a much longer period. Some even purred. This tool’s short teeth avoid the risk of scratching sensitive feline skin.”

Key Benefits of the Furminator:

  • 90% Less Hair – GUARANTEED to Work Better Than Any Brush, Comb or Rake
  • Works Great On All Long- and Short-Haired Cats
  • Helps Control Hairballs
  • Brings Out Natural Oils for Healthier Skin and a Shiny Topcoat
  • Recommended by Doctors for Allergy Sufferers to Reduces Airborne Allergens

You can buy these online and next door at the Village Pet Market.