FURminator carries a wide variety of grooming tools for pets. I was first introduced to FURminator at the first BlogPaws conference I attended in Columbus, OH. I had heard of them but never had an opportunity to use one. However, once I was able to try out their DeShedding Tool – I threw my dog brush out and the DeShedding Tool from FURminator became the only grooming tool I use. Their DeShedding Tool, when used properly, decreases shedding up to 90%.
Just when I thought the DeShedding Tool would be the only product I would ever use, I received an email from the good folks at FURminator asking if I would like to try out some of their new grooming products. There are many more products FURminator carries that assist in grooming your pets. While most people take their dogs to a professional groomer, some of us groom at home, so I am all for any products that can help keep the girls looking squeaky clean. I enthusiastically responded that I would LOVE to try out some new tools!
The people over at FURminator claim you need a 2-step process for grooming your pet:
“The first step in FURminator’s 2-Step Grooming Process, pre- and post-bath, is brushing to detangle and smooth out the fur without pulling or irritating skin.
The second step is combing a pet’s coat to gently smooth and extract remaining debris after brushing. Combing your pet’s coat also removes small surface mats and tangles with minimal tugging, keeping fur clean and healthy. How do you know what tools to use? The FURminator website gives you an easy way to find the tools you need. “
With that in mind, I was asked to go to their website to complete the “Tell Us About Your Pet” information.
• Visit Furminator.com
• Click “View Shedding Solutions” under the picture of the dog in the middle of the page.
• Click “Tell Us About Your pet”.
• Answer a series of questions about your pet.
When you complete the questions about your pet a generator will bring up two tools that FURminator recommends. Since I have three dogs I decided to plug in information about Riley.
The two tools generated for Riley were the Slicker Brush and the Small Finishing Comb.
Small Soft Slicker Brush ($20.99):
This is a great tool to get the mats and tangles out of longer hair. I’ve generally avoided these types of brushes in the past as they look like they would be a bit painful. However, after using this Slicker Brush I’ve changed my mind. The bristles are soft; being bent on one side and straight on the other.
Small Finishing Comb ($18.99):
FURminator describes this comb as, “The rounded stainless steel pins fully rotate to eliminate skin irritation and minimize tugging.” The comb is super easy to use and even easier to grip with the ergonomic handle.
I enjoyed both these tools and I could certainly see a difference in Riley’s coat after using both. FURminator’s online generator easily allows you to plug in your pet’s information (weight, hair length, hair type -thick, wavy, curly) to find out which tools will work best for your pet. No more guessing as to what tool “might” work. FURminator takes the guess work out of it. I applaud FURminator for coming out with new, innovative ways to take care of our dogs’ coats. Both the Slicker Brush and the Finishing Comb plastic are made with an anti-microbial plastic, which helps keep germs and bacteria at a minimum. In addition, both have covers to help with storing your tools when you are not using them.
FURminator, in my opinion, is the place to go for all your pets’ grooming tools, so don’t delay – head over to FURminator and find out what tools your pet needs to help keep the shedding down and keep them looking beautiful!
Disclaimer: I received a couple of tools from FURminator to use. I was under no obligation to write a positive review. The opinions listed here are strictly my own honest opinion of the products.