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Q: Which is the best tool for de-matting?

March 22, 2008 | By Brenda G. | 5 answers | Expired: 2355 days ago

Brenda G.

I've been lokking at the "Furminator". Any groomers out there, or home groomers have a recommendation? I have a collie whose haunches and tail need de-matting. I bought a cheap one which has done well on all other parts, but the tail and haunches are worse and the cheap one just doesn't cut it.

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Mar 27, 2008

I also use the "Furminator" and it is absolutely the best thing ever invented for long haired dogs!!! It completely eliminates the fuzzy old hair and leaves a smooth, glossy, beautiful coat any pet owner would be proud of.

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Kelly B.
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Mar 26, 2008

I finally bought into the Furminator hype and purchased one about 2 weeks ago. My dogs are German SHEDDERS! I have to vacuum twice a week to keep up with them. Ugh.
What I found with the Furminator was a quick way to get rid of a lot of loose hair. I decided to brush them outside, and ended up chasing hairballs down the street. The brush works well on its own, but it did seem to help when I used the spray-on no-rinse shampoo. Smells good too.
I like the Furminator, but for the value I wish it cost about 20$ less (I bought the largest size for around $50.00).
It's not a miracle, but it is a really nice brush that does a better than average job at removing loose hair from German Shepherd Dogs.

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ev a.
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Mar 26, 2008

I have the "Furminator"--bought it at QVC 2+years ago and it's still going strong--I use it on my daughter's sheltie. It doesn't work as good on our Lhasa tho--he gets horrible mats and isn't very pleasant about grooming. I think it's worth the money to buy the good one. Would LOVE to hear from a professional groomer and see what they think!

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dawn w.
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Mar 26, 2008

for a collie i use either a special mat spliter to get the matts started on. You can also use a rolling pin comb works great a little bit of detangling spray will help also. Im a groomer it just depend on how bad its matted sometimes its best to have him cliped down but you can try a bath and conditioner and try combing with the conditioner still in hair or also using a blower used for pets a little pricy but works great for those breeds with alot of under coat it blows alot of it out, easier to manage. look up pet edge catalog on line possibly about 100. range hope this helps

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Sharon L.
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Mar 25, 2008

I have a furminator and it works well. I also like slicker brushes and shedding blades. However none are used on a collie. I used to have a collie named Daisy when i was a kid. Whenever she would get matts, my mom took her to the groomers and had her hair cut right down. Which i know isnt good.
There is this tool i used on a bunny that had wicked bad matts, it was a blade that the end was shielded so it wont cut the animal, it worked good getting under the matt and carefully cutting it out.

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