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We have had two straight days of sun and 60 degree temps, and Bogie Carter has decided to shed BIG TIME today. When I brushed him this morning the hair and soft furry undercoat were flying everywhere. I use a Zoom Groom and a shedding blade that do a pretty good job. I just wondered if anyone here used the Furminator, and if it is worth the $$$. What do you guys use when the fur flies? Thanks!! Connie

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Update: Feb. 23
I broke down yesterday and bought a "furminator" at Pet Smart. I'm impressed with it and it will be great to carry in the RV and to do inside grooming here at home when its rainy etc. It did a great job, and I was amazed at how much loose hair came off Bogie. I had just groomed him the day before with the shedding blade and Zoom Groom. It was nice not to have flying fur in the house, that usually happens with the shedding blade. I just easily pulled it off the blade and stuck it in the waste can. I had a can full when I was done and a very handsome dog. Thanks for everyones imput.!!!!
 

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We have had two straight days of sun and 60 degree temps, and Bogie Carter has decided to shed BIG TIME today. When I brushed him this morning the hair and soft furry undercoat were flying everywhere. I use a Zoom Groom and a shedding blade that do a pretty good job. I just wondered if anyone here used the Furminator, and if it is worth the $$$. What do you guys use when the fur flies? Thanks!! Connie

While a Furminator tends to be expensive compared to a regular dog brush, they are well worth the money.
When I sell one, I always tell my customer to prepare a big plastic bag when they use it on their dog to gather all the hair that comes off.
Usually I see them a few days later to thank me for the advice as they spend way less time cleaning up the loose hair behind their dogs.

I also use a Furminator on my three bassets. It helps a lot.

Greetz,

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I bought a furminator last year and haven't regretted it one bit. So much hair comes off, its incredible! Most of it stays in the blade until its full - I keep a plastic bag or a small trash can nearby, and just pull the clump off. I used it on Bogie every day for a week last spring, and he barely shed until the next bath a month later. I have highly recommended it to anyone who has a shedding dog. The picture on the website where the dogs are surrounded by enough hair to make a bed is no lie.

I got the small size, which is plenty big for my Bogie, so that can save you $10. Its actually hard to use the large one on certain areas of their bodies(legs, bum, etc), so I wouldn't recommend the bigger one at all.
 

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We have used a furminator on both bassets and even the cat loves it. I usually put the hair in the yard and the birds use it for their nests. But it does work, better than anything else we have used.
 

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Worth every penny. Lots easier to use than a traditional shedding blade....one of the few examples of truth in advertising I've seen in many a year. Strips out all that dead undercoat in a flash.
 

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I love the furminator. I'm always amazed how much hair comes off. Snoopy actually gets really excited when he sees me holding it.
 
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