Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A must have for the fur kids

Awhile ago my friend Carmen(give her a visit if you haven't yet,she is very creative,makes the nicest candles and more importantly,the kind of person who makes you feel like you are amongst friends the moment you connect with her. http://waxedoutcreativelife.blogspot.com/ did a post showing the fur she had brushed out of her cute little bunny and it made me think of the cool tool I found last year so I told her about it.It's called the furminator.I had heard about it and seen them in the stores but they aren't cheap so for a long time I didn't get one.I have used various tools with poor results the best thing I had used prior to this was the shedding blade.Finally I broke down and bought a furminator and there is no turning back.It works so well that I wanted to share it with you. One more thing,I have always looked forward to Nickicrumpet's cartoon posts http://nikkicrumpet.blogspot.com/of her dogs,with the speech bubbles.I know mine isn't as funny but I sure enjoyed doing it,hope you don't mind me stealing your ideas cause they are good ones,you inspire me!
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http://www.furminator.com/shedless.cfm Check out the site for more info.The hair that comes off of those guys makes Cloud look like a mexican hairless.(imagine a bald dog because I don't know the rules regarding taking pictures from other sites)
They also have a video showing how to use it.I just can't believe how good it works and wanted others to know about it if they haven't tried it.Pet hair can be such a problem in our homes.It doesn't have to be with this tool,it's made a big difference here.Most people would probably have made this guy live outside but I would never do that so I had to find something to help with his shedding problems.



That is from my boy Cloud.He sheds alot,it's just the way he is.I feed him a good, healthy diet for a dog.I have researched dog food in depth,so it's not from poor nutrition.It took me about 15 minutes of grooming to get that amount out.I know I could have got more but that seems to be about his limit for grooming at one time. I have been too busy to groom him for about 2 months.Generally,I do this every week and if you keep it up,it's not bad at all.The first time I used it I got about 4 times that amount of hair from him.It is so obvious if I haven't had time to brush him,the hair is just everywhere.Used weekly,I hardly see a white hair anywhere,what a relief.

He is a good boy and I tell him that he looks like a show dog when I'm grooming him...and he believes every word. :)



Instructions come with the tool,be gentle,it will come out easily,no need to press hard when you use it.It comes in 3 different sizes,I got the medium size so I could use it on Shady and the dogs.I don't know if the blade ever wears out,if you can replace it or if you just have to rebuy...and I will if I have to.




Here is the pile I got from my cat Shady.That is 2 minutes worth! He doesn't like it too much,squirms around a little.He hasn't been done all winter.Yes,I could have got more from him but I don't like to turn it into such a bad experience that he runs if he sees me coming with it.He gets his rewards,as you can see...man he loves those things.He looks so shiny after...see





It's a good thing my girl Roxy doesn't shed much because she has about as much patience as me and that is not much.




She is such a diva.I do brush her a little,maybe for 1 minutes tops is all she will allow.She likes to come over to Cloud and try to attack(play) with him while he is getting groomed because she knows he has to stand there like a good boy while I'm brushing him...she is such a troublemaker,funny dog though and very affectionate.




Poor Cloud,I'm sure he was hoping this was going to happen....


Later Cloud,I promise!

23 comments:

Melissa Miller said...

HI CYNDI, :)

THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS INFO!

I HAVE REALLY BAD ALLERGIES AND I DO THINK I NEED TO GET THIS.
I SHOULD TRY IT OUT ON CHESTNUT.
HIS FUR IS SO SUPER LONG AND EVERYWHERE NO MATTER HOW MUCH I VACUMN.
HE ABSOLUTELY LOVES TO BE BRUSHED. I THINK HE WOULD LAY THERE FOR AN HOUR AND LET ME IF I WOULD.

SORRY FOR THE ALL CAPS...IT'S TIME FOR BED AND I CAN'T TYPE RIGHT NOW.

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND.
~MELISSA :)

xinex said...

Hi Cyndi, we do not have any dog but all our children do so I can give them the info. Thanks...Christine

Carmen said...

Hi Cyndi! What beautiful and silly pics of your babies! They look like they are maybe just a tad bit spoiled, LOL (just like mine!) My furminator is on it's way, I think it's coming from Oregon and I'm in PA so it will probably be a couple more days, can't wait to use it! Thanks for mentioning my blog, I will post about yours so folks can see this great tool! Have a great day!!!

prof en retraite said...

Oh Cyndi! Oh this is your best post yet! I love the cartoon bubbles! I can't believe you got that much hair from 2 minutes with your cat!! I will have to check this thing out!! Love it!!! Have a great weekend...hugs...Debbie

Blue Eyed Tango said...

Cyndi, What a cute post. I got a real kick out it. What we won't put up with (hair)to have the company of our pets....you're a trooper!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I need to see about one of these. Thanks for sharing the site for them. Your post was so cute, and your pets are precious! laurie

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Halloo, I came over from Carmen's blog to read about your new grooming tool, and I am so glad I did! People think dogs such as labs don't shed, but BOY OH BOY do they! Their hair falls off constantly! I am going right out to buy the Furminator. With 2 dogs and 4 cats I really need it. I'm tied of sweeping, dust mopping and vacuuming 4 and more times a day each and every day. Thank you for sharing the information.

Oma aka Meme said...

I think they are very smart commentators - LOL and yes- I shall be looking for one these- Dogman is not a big shedder but if he was he would still be in the house with us-
re the cabbage rolls- my sister in law uses half pork and half beef- she found all pork tended to be more dry?? I have only used the beef as ground pork is hard to get in the store where I shop-
Meme hugs and Dogman wags

Kristen said...

You did GREAT with your fur babbies. I wish they really could talk.
I have seen the furminator and wondered how well it worked. Sam sheds ALLL the time. I'll have to get it!
Thanks for the headsup

DesignTies said...

I've heard great things about the Furminator. I really should check it out -- our husky REALLY needs some good brushing!!!!

Love your pet pics :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

Carmen said...

Hi Cyndi!Just had to let you know.....FURMINATOR IS HERE!!!! It came today and I tried it out right away on my shepherd, check my blog tomorrow to see the results! Thanks again for telling me about it, its awesome!!Have a lovely day!

santamaker said...

Wow, that thing really works. Now to figure out what we could make with all that hair...I'll put on my thinkin' cap! :O)

Oma aka Meme said...

a laugh at our house as Miss Ashley thought I wanted a fumigater for Dogman - instead of the fur...........good thing is she did not say that in front of Dogman--
yes- we are getting way down to minus 40 but today we got up to minus 22-
spring is coming

Blue Eyed Tango said...

Hey thanks....what is reiki? Has anyone ever told you that your oldest son's wife looks like Kate Hudson in that photo? What a cute couple.

Judi said...

I can't imagine you got so much fur from your kitty and puppy! That tool works very well. I will have to check it out and see whether I should get one also for Abby. I hope you took your little buddies out for a car ride after all.
thank you for sharing
have a lovely evening
Judi

Blue Eyed Tango said...

Hi Cyndi, you asked me about the little foal, he passed away this morning. Just wanted you to know.

Tootsie said...

I wonder if it would work on my Shiba Inu? her hair is similar to sheeps wool....very thick...not just that but she is darned ticklish and that could be an issue too! lol
thanks for the tip
it warmed up here 30degrees in one day! not hard on our bodies hey?

Mimi said...

I saw what you wrote about your pets ending up in a shelter. All of my are adoptions from my local shelter. I don't have a clue why such good pets end up where they do but aren't we just the lucky ones to have found them?

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Hi there! I saw Cloud's picture on Christine's blog roll and had to click and see what it was all about. It's so funny that you're praising the furminator because we just picked out a golden retriever puppy and this is on my MUST HAVE list. I asked at Petco if it was really all that, and the girl told me it's so good that it's what they use in their grooming dept. I'll have to get the large size, but guess what? I've found a ton of them on sale on eBay for around $30, FREE shipping!!!!!!! Wooooooooo hooooooooooo!

Isn't Nikki, Crumpet and Oz just the best? I adore them!!!!!!!!!

Come visit me and read about me and my sister picking out our pups. You probably have to put my blog address in your browser manually though. Blogger and Google have given my blog the hiccups and almost no one can get there!
justines-cafe.blogspot.com

Justine :o )

tam said...

Helo Cyndi! Wow what a cool tool! You doggies and cat look terrific! I may just have to get one of those for our aussie dog. I always feel much better buying something someone else has used and recomends-thanks for that! Hope you have a rockin weekend~Smiles~Tam!

Tootsie said...

how are you? did you get all that snow we have had here today? almost a full foot! stupid spring!
thanks for the visit today!

Happy To Be said...

GM Cyndi...girl I thought I was at Nikki for a minute..Thanks for the information on the grooming tool...if I ever get anther dog I will try this...But I have always had Yorkies and they don't shread..May you have a great day dear friend...and thanks for coming by...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

AMIT said...

Yeah the dog looks very good.I love dogs.

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