A couple of years ago I tried the FURminator® deShedding tool. I asked “Can you sweep less often with the FURminator deShedding tool?“. Although I was really pleased with the results, the answer to that question for me was “no” because I didn’t keep using the brush (I’ve mentioned before how lazy I am!).
After I created my dog-friendly entryway, I renewed my commitment to keep the house cleaner. I could sweep more but I would rather sweep LESS so my attention turned back to the FURminator grooming tool. It claims to reduce shedding up to 90% so hopefully the cat-sized ball of hair I sweep off my wood floors every 5th Tuesday of the month, whether it needs it or not, would turn into a hamster-sized clump.
FURminator sent me a new tool, appropriate for short-haired dogs up to 20 lbs, to try (I lost the last one and it was for a cat anyway). I had kind of forgotten how good my last experience was but found the second one to be very similar when I went back and reviewed my old post. In short, I was really pleased with the results.
This time around I decided to really test how much the deShedding tool would reduce the hair on my floor by…actually using it more than once! Chester has more hair than Gretel so I used the tool on him to remove as much hair as I could in a couple of minutes and then used it again two days later.
I was shocked at the results. Although Chester has more hair than Gretel, I expected there to be much less hair the second time I used it. As you can see, the deShedding tool removed almost as much pet hair. No wonder their is so much hair on my floor!
- It pulled out a lot of hair and some dander but edge didn’t scratch or irritate Chester and Gretel’s thin skin
- Chester and Gretel’s coat looked nicer and smoother after I used the tool
- I will have less pet hair on my floor….and in my bed….and on my clothes….and possibly less in my food.
I suspect that I will get the benefit of less dog hair around my house even if I only brush them around once a week but I admit I am worried about sticking with using the FURminator grooming tool even a few times a month.
I have a hard enough time remembering to clip Chester and Gretel’s nails as often as I should. I need to be better about their nails though so I am recommitting to that too. Since using the tool takes me two to three minutes per dog, there is no good reason that I can’t find the time to add some deShedding to our grooming routine.
As you can see, Chester thoroughly enjoys it anyway.
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