Review & Giveaway – FURminator
The winner is: R Hicks!
As I have mentioned before, I am the owner of three crazy but lovable dogs. I also have a one year old son and another child on the way. Sometimes I think I am absolutely crazy for having my dogs. The main reason why is because of all the fur the dogs shed and the pain it is to keep my floors fur-free.
The FURminator offers a solution to this dilemma. Instead of waiting for fur to accumulate on my floors and carpets, the FURminator removes a significant portion directly from the source–my dogs. The FURminator is a comb that is used on felines and canines alike to remove excess fur that would otherwise end up all over your house. The comb has the ability to get the “undergrowth” fur that a lot of combs don’t have the ability to grab and it usually remains caught underneath the outer layer. Since using the comb on my beloved dogs, the amount of fur that acclimates wound my house has very significantly decreased. I am no longer having to unclog my vacuum from all of the fur.
FURminator Inc. was founded by husband and wife team, Angie and David Porter. Professional Groomer Angie tried for years to find the best tool to combat shedding. After over a decade of using every available tool on the market, both she and her husband worked together to develop a tool that was efficient and wouldn’t cut the pet’s coat. The FURminator was created, along with a complete line of deShedding products such as shampoos and supplements to promote a healthy coat and skin and help to reduce shedding. The FURminator now has multiple patents and additional patents pending. Also new, you can now buy the FURminator and the deShedding products directly from the FURminator website!
About The FURminator
The FURminator deShedding tools address the number one complaint of pet owners–SHEDDING! It utilizes patented technologies to reach deep beneath the topcoat to remove the undercoat and loose hair, reducing shedding up to 90%. The tool is safe to be used everyday, but with most breeds, using the tool once or twice a week for 10-20 minutes each session is all that is necessary. The tool itself is lab tested and made of premium quality materials. It features a patented fine toothed, stainless steel edge that doesn’t cut or damage the coat of your pet. It is easy to use on both long and short hair pets and has been tested on a variety of breeds–from Bernards to Jack Russells, from cats to rabbit, to even horses! The FURminator helpsÂ bring out your pet’s natural oils, promoting healthier skin and a shiny coat. The tool can be used to prevent hairballs in cats. It has also been proven to reduce the amount of airborne elements in a household which cause allergic reactions. Grooming sessions are made easier with a convenient push button to remove fur from the deShedding edge. The FURminator deShedding tool is NOT used to remove mats or tangles. It is recommended to brush your pet’s fur beforehand or take your pet to a certified pet groomer for professional treatment. It is also important to physically inspect your pet to identify any cuts, sores, bruises, etc. so that the areas may be avoided. With proper use and care, the deShedding edge does not require sharpening or replacement for the lifetime of your pet.
The people at FURminator let me choose what size tool I needed for my household from the deLuxe Collection, and I chose the medium 2.65″ deShedding tool as it was the most universal option and is used in houses with pets both large and small. I have two fifty-pound dogs and a twenty-pound dog. The tool I reviewed is recommended for medium to large size dogs. It features the same deShedding edge as the Classic FURminator, only with a new innovative grip handle and an enhanced design for easier use.
Of all three of my dogs, Paisley sheds the most and so I decided to use her for my example for my review. I was horrified to notice clumps of hair falling off of her this summer. She is a mutt, and her ancestors must have been breeds with lots of fur to shed. After bathing Paisley and letting her dry completely, I began with inspecting her for any abrasions or skin conditions, andÂ I combed her coat with a regular doggie brush to make sure she did not have any snags or mats. I was worried she wouldn’t like the FURminator tool and I’d have to fight her in order to brush her, but she actually enjoyed the experience! The whole time I was brushing her she laid down and relaxed. I could not believe the amount of fur that came off of her. Frankly, I was a little disgusted–it filled an entire grocery bag! However, better there than on my floor and furniture, right? The tool was incredibly super easy to use; the button that releases the hair from the comb is priceless.
I have used the FURminator on all three of my dogs multiple times now and have seen amazing results. I can already see a difference in the health of my dog’s coats. Also, not having to clean up fur anywhere near as much is AWESOME! I would absolutely recommend the FURminator to anyone with a shedding pet problem.
One very lucky person will win their own FURminator deShedding tool just like I received! The winner also gets to choose what size tool they need for their household. Enter today!!
Mandatory Entry: To enter, go to http://www.furminator.com and have a look around. Come back here and leave me a comment on this post and tell me why you would benefit from using a FURminator deShedding tool!
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This giveaway begins Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 at 10 PM CST and will end on Friday, August 27th, 2010 at 10 AM CST. Winner will have 48 hours to acknowledge their win or another random winner will be chosen. Prize will be shipped directly to chosen winner. Only residents of U.S. are eligible to win.
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A big thanks to FURminator for this review opportunity & giveaway!