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12-23-2014 10:30 AM
Debanneball When the furminator first came out, ran out and got one.. Used it once, broke Stella's hairs, made bald spots on the cat... That was years ago..its here somewhere.. Bought a hair brush at a dollar store, between that and the groomer everything works great!
12-23-2014 09:57 AM
pyratemom
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Originally Posted by MyHans-someBoy View Post
If you are talking about the Zoom Groom brush, I have it and use it on Hans as well as my Burmese mix cat. It must feel really good to be brushed with it, because both of them hold really still so I can brush them.
I also use a rake some. I have a furminator, but only use it once in a while.
I use the Zoom Groom brush when bathing Raina. It helps get down to the skin through all that long hair and I think it must feel like a massage because she really leans into it. Both my dogs enjoyed it. It helps get rid of the loose hair too.
12-22-2014 07:16 PM
MyHans-someBoy
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Originally Posted by eddie1976E View Post
I just asked my groomer, they recommend the furminator and Kings Zoom brush. The zoom seems kinda gimmicky, not sure if it would work well, but they use it.

If you are talking about the Zoom Groom brush, I have it and use it on Hans as well as my Burmese mix cat. It must feel really good to be brushed with it, because both of them hold really still so I can brush them.
I also use a rake some. I have a furminator, but only use it once in a while.
12-22-2014 07:09 PM
eddie1976E I just asked my groomer, they recommend the furminator and Kings Zoom brush. The zoom seems kinda gimmicky, not sure if it would work well, but they use it.
12-22-2014 06:49 PM
Mrs.P No. High velocity dryer! Invested in one and I absolutely love it!
12-22-2014 06:10 PM
GSDAlphaMom I have both a furminator and a rake. They work exactly the same and the rake was $8.00. I actually prefer the rake and haven't used the furminator in a couple of years.
12-22-2014 05:44 PM
pyratemom I used the Furminator on Pyrate as he was flat coated. I don't use it on Raina because it breaks off the longer hair. I use a flat rake for the body and a metal comb on the ear fluff. I used to get buckets of fur from Pyrate during the worst shedding times and it worked well. He had a healthy undercoat that just kept on growing. I also use a blow dryer when I bathe Raina. I didn't have one when I had Pyrate but I wish I did cause it took a long time for him to get dry.
12-22-2014 05:09 PM
KathrynApril I have a furminator & a rake. I dunno if it makes a difference, but for my long coat boy I seem to get a lot more fur with a rake. I haven't used the furminator since I got the rake.
12-22-2014 03:45 PM
Liesje Yup, I use a cheap rake and I blow the coat with a dryer a few times a year. I've preped for dog shows and breed surveys this way. I've seen multiple GSDs over-stripped with a Furminator. It is after all a blade and if will pull and even cut/break the top coat. With a GSD coat it's unnecessary, there are plenty of cheaper tools that will pull out undercoat without damaging the top coat. I do have a small Furminator that I use on my mutt dog to help pull apart little mats and tangles behind his ears and I've used it on a cat that got a bad mat I didn't want to cut apart.
12-19-2014 04:51 PM
jocoyn I use my Metro blower and an undercoat rake and am happy. Honestly I like the flea comb - it does a handy job with undercoat as well
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