Furminator for Dogs: What it is & its Benefits

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Written by: Celestine Gomez
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It’s possible you’re familiar with what a furminator for dogs is but not all the ins and outs of how it works and the advantages of using it. If you don’t have this tool yet then you’re likely going to start searching for one after reviewing the following information.

As a pet owner, you want to avoid dog hair and fur collecting and taking up space in your home, on your carpets, and on your furniture. It’s important that your home is not only well-kept and clean but that your dog is properly cared for too.

Here you can learn all you need to know about the furminator for dogs, what it is, and the benefits so that you can determine if it’s a tool you want to buy.

Furminator for Dogs

Dogs are usually active and while they like when you pet them they may not like to be groomed and their fur combed. You likely find the process of trying to groom and comb your dog a bit frustrating and challenging. Pulling or tugging on your dog’s fur may upset them and feel unpleasant.

Therefore, consider investing in a furminator for your dog which is a specialized tool or comb with teeth and a rubberized handle. It’s a great way to ease the discomfort that usually comes with deshedding your pet and you can remove unwanted fur effectively. This tool was invented by groomers and designed with the pet owner in mind.

How to Use it for Best Results

A furminator for dogs has the teeth of the comb spaced out just right so that you can effectively comb your dog’s coat without any tugging or pulling. It allows you to remove unwanted and extra hair without having to cut the fur or wrench it.

It not only removes the dead undercoat from your dog’s body but it will never damage your dog’s fur either. In fact, your dog’s coat will look better than ever. The best part is that you can reduce the amount of fur that’s usually floating around in your home and sticks to your furniture.

Advantages of Using it

There are many advantages to choosing to use the furminator on your dog. You can quickly and successfully remove a significant amount of the dead hair and fur by using it more often during shedding season.

You’re even going to notice a positive change in your dog’s fur and in your house after the first use. Your dog will be more comfortable and less itchy and you won’t be cleaning up fur as much in your home.

Most dogs won’t mind you using this tool on them since it’s painless and improves their coat and how they feel afterwards.

Another advantage of investing in this tool for your dog is that you can remove loose hair and the undercoat without damaging or cutting the topcoat. You’ll be happy to see that the look and feel of your dog’s fur and coat improve over time.

Your dog’s appearance will be attractive and they’ll feel great and be nicely groomed. The coat will be shinier and healthier overall as well.

Selecting A Furminator

You might be wondering how to go about choosing a furminator for your dog if this is your first time buying the tool. Take your pet’s size and fur length into account and buy a furminator for the weight, fur length, and breed of your dog. Refer to the packaging of each furminator for more details.

Some tools will have a button you can push to easily clean it or you’ll need to do so manually. The handles on the tool vary as well so make sure you get one that’s comfortable for you and your hand.

You don’t want the handle too short or too long. It’s possible you’ll love it so much that you’ll choose to use it on other animals or pets in your home such as your cat.

In Summary

You should now feel well equipped with information about what a furminator for dogs is and all the benefits. It’s an excellent and cost-effective way to keep your dog well-groomed and remove unwanted fur.

Use it more so during the shedding season but also don’t be afraid to pull it out during other times of the year too and to use it once per month routinely. Not all dogs or breeds will require a furminator so always check with your vet if you’re unsure.

Next Steps

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Celestine Gomez

I'm Celestine Gomez, worked for 5 years in an animal shelter in Los Angeles, California. Having noticed the inherent passion and zeal in me to care for pets, I took a step further to create a team of I and like-minded individuals to provide an informative resource in order to broaden the knowledge base of a regular pet owners.