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Is the 'Furminator' worth £40?

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Sunshinewithshowers Wed 20-Mar-13 15:11:47

I didnt realise you could get them that much cheaper, very impressed.

Bossybritches22 Tue 19-Mar-13 09:56:20

Yes don't pay £40!!!!

I got mine for £17 for my Goldie & it does help although I only use it once or twice a week & normal daily brushing the rest of the time.

dopeysheep Mon 18-Mar-13 18:28:33

Furminators, sorry that was unclear. The large one for £12.99.

Sunshinewithshowers Mon 18-Mar-13 16:39:05

What have Amazon got?

dopeysheep Mon 18-Mar-13 06:51:42

Amazon has them for £12.99. I got one for my shaggy hound worked brilliantly.

sidsmissis Sun 17-Mar-13 11:19:40

The furminator is good but I too have heard it can wreck coats. It's essentially half a clipper blade mounted into a plastic handle. There are other cheaper alternatives of the same thing. I think Mikki do one for around a third of the price.

I use an undercoat rake along with a Zoom Groom on my two. Shedding blades are also good, I use them on the horse. My BIL swore by an old hacksaw blade for his hairy GSD .

lotsofdogshere Sun 17-Mar-13 10:04:39

I have a furminator for my doodle, and use it every couple of weeks. I just brush and comb her in between. Agree, they can be harsh so don't over do it, but it's great for maintaining a good coat.

Fraggle78 Wed 13-Mar-13 20:52:28

As the owner of a husky who sheds like a bugger I love our furminator, but I agree that you have to be careful not to go OTT with the brushing. I think they are much cheaper on Amazon than in Pets at Home etc...

DoingTheSwanThing Wed 13-Mar-13 20:47:11

Not sure about the furminator, I read too many stories of wrecked coats.. Went for a Mars coat king instead - it's ace (and half the price).

littlewhitebag Wed 13-Mar-13 20:42:09

I have one for my lab. She hates being brushed but at least with the furminator i can get a good go at her very quickly.

Sunshinewithshowers Wed 13-Mar-13 20:40:23

Yes, he definitely loves a brush. He would let me do it for hours, maybe I should get the long haired one?

Im fed up with hair everywhere grin even in my slippers

PersonalClown Wed 13-Mar-13 20:37:14

If my Doodle would keep still long enough for me to brush him properly, it would be a God send!

As he doesn't, I get him clippered.

If your dog would happily let you brush him/her then go for it. I was surprised at just how much came off in the first few strokes.

Lampfamm Wed 13-Mar-13 20:34:43

Oooh, I hope someone comes along to let us know! My dog has a sort of 'mane' too. I just keep hacking it off with scissors but perhaps a more humane system would be better...

Sunshinewithshowers Wed 13-Mar-13 20:16:35

Hi I am wondering wether to buy one of these deshedding brushes?

Also my dog only has long hair around his neck area ( a bit like a scarf )

The rest of his body is short hair.

They sell them separately for long & short haired dogs hmm

I cant afford to buy two!

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