If you have a dog with a lot of hair and that sheds a lot, you may want to consider utilizing Furminator deshedding tools to help deshed your dog and remove some of that hair without causing a mess.
These deshedding devices are actually a source of debate among pet owners. Some individuals believe that these tools damage a dog’s coat, but others believe that they are completely safe.
We conducted research on the matter and spoke with dog owners and veterinarians in local communities to gain their opinions as well as feedback regarding their firsthand experience with Furminator deshedding tools. Here is what we came across during our research.
Will The Furminator Ruin Your Dog’s Coat?
Yes, it may damage your dog’s coat.
Some pet owners we talked to experienced this, while others did not.
Cassandra, who has a German Shepherd named Wolfie, says that she thinks part of her dog’s coat is damaged, but she’s not 100% certain on that.
Laura, also the owner of a German Shepherd, has never noticed any damage to her dog from the furminator.
Based on our talks with pet owners, overuse is a contributing factor to the damage.
If you use the furminator too often, then you run the risk of damaging your dog’s coat.
Dog owners agree that it’s a great tool when the dog is full grown has both its coats in.
But it it not a good idea to use it on a young dog or puppy, because it could break the coat.
You can also damage the dog’s coat if you use the furminator on a wet or damp coat.
Ditto for a brittle or dry coat.
How Does The Furminator Work?
Huskies blow their coats at least twice a year. The undercoat needs to be removed by hand, so de-shedding tools such as rakes are an essential item for Husky owners to have in their arsenal in the war against fluff.
One such tool is the Furminator deShedding tool. It works by removing the dead undercoat.
Can I use a FURminator daily?
2 How often should I use the FURminator deShedding Tool? We recommend using the FURminator deShedding Tool 1-2 times a week for 10-20 minutes each session. You may need to use the deShedding Tool more frequently during heavy shedding seasons.
Can FURminator remove too much fur?
Does the FURminator hurt my dog?
Can FURminator cause bald spots?