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Q: Deshedding?

August 11, 2009 | By Ches21 | 11 answers | Expired: 1793 days ago

Ches21

do the De-shedding products really work? I want to know and if so were can I purchase them?

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Carli D.
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Aug 25, 2009

I bought the furminator as well. It's like $50 for a brush. I was then shopping at Big Lots and they had the same exact brush that wasn't the furminator that works just at well for only $4. There is also a powder to put in the dogs food that helps with shedding as well!

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Sam
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Sam

Aug 14, 2009

there is a tool called the furminator so i use that and it works great!!

~Sam

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Marie W.
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Aug 13, 2009

I have two Labs. and they shed alot so I bought the Furnimator I LOVE the Furminator it really works and is easy to use. My dogs would not sit still when I brushed them because it took to long but with the Furminator it was quick and easy. Along with using the Furminator I also give them a Skin & Coat Formula they are chewable tables it keeps there skin and coat healthy and helps with the shedding.
I bought my Furminator from my Vet. office but you can also purchase them at Wal-Mart or online.

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Terra W.
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Aug 12, 2009

It's drivng me nuts, but I bought a product very similar to the Furminator but it's less expensive and the blades are interchangeable for different pets, and it works just as well. I LOVE it for my short haired dogs (weimaraners), and they love it, too... they just lay right down and let me go at it. I bought it at a place called The Posh Paw in Gig Harbor, WA (www.theposhpaw.com), and I'm sure they could tell you the name of the product. Either with, this or the Furminator, you'll love it! It really pulls up the undercoat and gets rid of all that loose, dead hair.

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Scrubcasey
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Aug 12, 2009

Iam a groomer and what really works is a item called a furminator.it is a tool that need to be used on your about every two weeks and when you bath any with any shampoo and very worm water,you lossen the hair,
so bath often and furminate also. you will really start to see a difference.

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Jeanene
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Aug 12, 2009

As a former groomer, for a short haired dog the furminators are nice tools, you also might try a rubber curry brush, and a fine toothed comb (metal flea combs work fine) especially around the rear end and neck swirls areas that will shed the most. Follow this with a soft cloth and some coat oil (mink or Emu work best). But the Best thing to do is make sure your dog is on a good quality diet, is at a healthy weight and get's plenty of exersize. It doesn't seem like it would matter but it really makes a differnece. A healthy dog will shed less than an unhealthy one (though will still need brushing). Most any pet foods you are going to fine in a grocery store are junk.. the more commercials you see of them the same is true. Some of your higher quality brands that you find in your pet food stores are okay, still not a big fan of them (I went raw about 9 years ago with my dogs and would never consider going back)

Also bathe about once every 8-14 days if possible in a Good Quallity shampoo and conditioner, blow dry, don't just let the dog air dry. (The bath is another good time for that rubber curry to get the shampoo in the coat well)

Nothing is going to completely stop shedding but you can control it to a point with these things.
Good luck

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Tasha
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Aug 12, 2009

The Furminator is a wonderful tool! I have heard great things about Furminator's de-shedding shampoos as well to use in conjunction with the brush.

I have seen and used the "off brand" of the Furminator that has detachable heads or something, and that works as well, it just feels less rugged than the Furminator.

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jackie
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Aug 12, 2009

the furminator is a wonderful product although it is expensive it works wonders also if you put on conditioner on you dog to that also helps. Some of the better products do help in the process nova pearls and tropiclean are excellant products If you go cheaper you will get cheaper. except for the furminator the cheaper brands on them work just as well

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Mary C.
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Aug 12, 2009

I love the Furminator, if the price is to much, there is a brand, Safari that makes a deshedding tool that works just as well at a more affordable price, only the blade is not replaceable.

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Kris
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Aug 12, 2009

I have tried both the shed ender and the furminator. The furminator works much better for me. I know someone who bought a de-shedding tool at Walmart, that is like the furminator and he says that works well, too. I have given my pets treats that were supposed to stop shedding - they didn't work. (inlcuding the ones that came with the furminator) - maybe I didn't give them long enough.

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