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Old 02-10-2013, 08:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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my god do i love this, yes it maybe expensive for a comb but it does work! Id recommend this to anyone! if you havent got one and your tired of the amount of shedding this is amazing!!!

with in just two days of using it ive filled a 10liter tub full of fluffy hair, less shedding in the house and he looks 10x better
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I just got one last week as well. It works great!
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I have one and it works great, but i was told by a groomer that it should not be used all the time. I think it is only for when they blow there coat. Otherwise it can hurt your dog. I don't know much about it maybe someone else here can clarify.
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my god do i love this, yes it maybe expensive for a comb but it does work! Id recommend this to anyone! if you havent got one and your tired of the amount of shedding this is amazing!!!

with in just two days of using it ive filled a 10liter tub full of fluffy hair, less shedding in the house and he looks 10x better
I have one and I also have the connection that goes on the vacuum. I love it. I only use it when they are shedding or if they haven't gotten brushed in a while, I think it might be to powerful to use daily. I also use the furminator shampoo and creme rinse...that works really good too You can't go wrong when they are used together.
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I have one and it works great, but i was told by a groomer that it should not be used all the time. I think it is only for when they blow there coat. Otherwise it can hurt your dog. I don't know much about it maybe someone else here can clarify.
I was planning on only using it saturday and sunday? during the week days only using a normal comb.

Do you know what seasons/when Kai would blow his coat? shall i make a thread asking about it because i would also like to know when his adult coat will fully come in as towards his hind legs and back the fur is very messy unline the front which is neat and smooth (looks like his adult coat)
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I bought this for my cat and threw it in the trash. I noticed what it does is cut the fur.
I am waiting for Freestep to comment on this thread. Meanwhile, I checked in on a groomer forum and this is what they said:

Groomers BBS: What's your opinion on the Furminator tool ?
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I purchased the long hair furminator and used it for about 2 months and was in awe at how much hair it collected and easy it was. Well, I started noticing it was taking hair that was not, in anyway, loose. I tried pulling at the undercoat and using multiple other grooming tools including a special vac brush I purchased and all resulted in leaving the connected hair alone. The furminator took that same hair and removed it. If I wanted to shave my dog I would do so with something other than a hair comb.

Long story short is I paid almost $70 for it and gave it away to somebody who didn't care about their dogs coat.
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I have one and it works great, but i was told by a groomer that it should not be used all the time. I think it is only for when they blow there coat. Otherwise it can hurt your dog. I don't know much about it maybe someone else here can clarify.
I agree, heard if you do it all the time it cause an injury but I have yet to purchase 1. Still on the fence with this 1 .
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This is not a brush that should be used like a regular brush. It should be used as if it was time for your dog to be groomed...like every 4-6 weeks. I have about 5 different combs/rakes/brushes and combine them all. The furminator is the start of a good grooming...use this brush, then follow up with other tools for several weeks, then go back to the furminator.
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But it is not a brush, it is a stripping knife. Check out what another groomer had to say about it:

"The furminator is a 40 blade on a plastic handle..This tool will cut your dogs coat. Old grooming style we used the 40 blade to hand strip terrier breeds and for blending in coat we had the 40 blades so that's what was used I never had a reason to get a stripping knife..Because they both cut..And they both have the same effect ..The stripping knife will be cheaper...
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Grooming Salon Owner 15 years."
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