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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-23-2009, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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Furminator Brush

We were advised to try the Furminator brush/comb for Kerchak, but it seemed expensive when I compared it with other brushes in the store.

However, we bought one and it works great. I can't believe how much undercoat it got out.

Are these okay to use daily or could they strip out too much coat?

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-23-2009, 06:11 PM
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Re: Furminator Brush

Hm, I'm interested in the answer to this as well. When I first bought mine I was using it every day because Jerzey's previous brush didn't really do much. Then I took it to my parent's place (after having it for, like, 3 days) so my mom could check it out and left it there. I need to get that back.... Anyways, the woman at Petsmart said I'd only need to use it once a week but I'll see what the more experienced/knowledgeable people here think.

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We have one for our group of 6 and it is excellent!


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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-23-2009, 06:43 PM
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Re: Furminator Brush

i don't use mine often, maybe 6 times a year. otherwise i just use a pin brush
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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-23-2009, 07:22 PM
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Re: Furminator Brush

It does cut the undercoat so I'd hesitate to use it daily on any dog (wouldn't use it on a puppy as I don't really see the need) - I have seen some dogs that ended up with very sparse coat after extensive furminator use. It does work better on some dogs than others.
There are knock offs available now that seem to work as well that are much cheaper.
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I use the medium size furminator once a week and it works great. I usually take about a wigs worth of hair off of lucy every time i use it. It's definitely a savior. Not too sure about using it every day though... works great once a week.
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Re: Furminator Brush

What about using it on a long coat? I heard that it wouldn't be as effective.

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We use it to strip out coats during blowing coat time and then sparsely after that.


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Re: Furminator Brush

We bought a medium one from Petsmart for $54 (with the "fur ejector" on it), and then I found the same on on eBay for $23. Needless to say, PetSmart received a return! But I use it on both our GSD and our Lab once a week, but not too extensively. We live in NC where it's very hot and very very humid, so if you live in a a somewhat cooler climate, I'm sure you can stretch out "furminating" to once every couple weeks. This brush is a vacuumsaver...

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Re: Furminator Brush

Mom bought me one and I cannot use it on Hella! It really tkes way too much effort to get out her undercoat.

Instead what I use for Hella is a master groomer stripper 6 tooth or 8 tooth.
I find this much easier to use and it gets through her longer hair easier(no she is no LH GSD she just just not short either.

http://grooming.petedge.com/catalog/...roductId=45282

I should say though for my boxer I love the furminator and for lab type dogs it works great as well as GSD's that have a shorter denser coat.

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