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Is the furminator safe to use?

Discussion in 'Products & Equipment' started by Nat Ursula, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I don't want to cut Teddy or shave off a skin tag or something. He is shedding quite a bit. We bathed him yesterday and he was shedding in the tub. Then wen I was petting him after his bath he was losing quite a bit of fur. I was never able to brush Tonka due to her skin problems but Teddy's fur is much thicker. My car seat is always covered in his hair.
     
  2. Worg

    Worg Little Dog

    I purchased the SleekEZ a few months ago, and it really does take off fur. You have to know when to stop, though, because you can pull out too much hair if you to it too hard and/or too long.
    A rubber palm brush during bath time also removes a lot of shed.

    Sorry, never used furminator, but wanted to make suggestions.
     
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  3. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Thanks, I appreciate it.
     
  4. GK1

    GK1 Puppy

    Every own a German Shedder? I mean Shepherd. Twice a year mine blows her coat. But is always shedding. I use a standard slicker brush. Gentler than the furminator, just takes longer to brush out the undercoat. Then the vacuuming…
     
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  5. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    The furminator now sells a vacuum attachment.
     
  6. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs GR CH ACE Staff Member Administrator Premium Member

    Like Worg said, just grab a rubber palm brush. i use them before the bath and sometimes during if i missed to much. I also use them throughout the year to keep it down some.
     
  7. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Okay, I'm not worried with the rubber brush for Teddy but I don't trust it for Tonka.
     
  8. leavesofjoy

    leavesofjoy Big Dog Premium Member

    The kong rubber brush works great in the bath to scrub, and dry, it loosens fur really well, although it doesn't seem to pick it up. We had a furminator for our husky dog, and it was awesome, he actually liked it, but I think it's for dogs with a lot more coat. I tried it once, gently, on Griffin and he was all "hell no!". It's pretty sharp, and even a thick-coated bully doesn't have much hair, really.

    -MN
     
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  9. Kit

    Kit Good Dog

    I use a stiff bristled horse brush, or a rubber curry on my dogs. Marshall & Rosie LOVE them. Frankie is learning to be okay with brushing. I can get about 2 swipes on Rikki. She may need a softer brush, her hair is super thin.
     
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  10. steve07

    steve07 Good Dog Premium Member

    We use the zoom groom. Works great. Brooklyn sheds a lot. It’s very helpful with the shedding and she loves it. We also use it when bathing them.
     
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  11. EstyEsty

    EstyEsty Little Dog Premium Member

    Labs are the worst! I daily sweep piles of black "Max" hair up daily! It's awful! Someone once told me that "Labs shed 2 times a year, 6 months in the winter and 6 months in the summer" ! Which pretty much means ALL THE TIME! I ALSO HAVE WHITE Peetie hair on my black seats in my car too Nat!
     
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  12. Vicki

    Vicki Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Isn't there a shampoo that groomers use to help facilitate shedding?
     
  13. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Yes, they told me when I called but everyone out here charges $47 to groom Teddy or Tonka. That is $20 more than I am willing to pay. I guess I can look into that for hone use.
     

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