DeShedding is known as the process of removing hair from your pet’s undercoat which may not be effectively removed by brushing or combing, as these focus primarily on removing hair and debris from your pet’s top layer of fur.
That’s why deShedding can actually help reduce the amount of fur your pet sheds around your home. By removing the fur from your pet’s undercoat before it has a chance to shed, you’re able to keep a cleaner and tidier home, safe from “Shedlings” (tufts of pet hair), as the FURminator team calls them.
The FURminator was originally created by Angie Porter, who owned Groomingdale’s, a pet grooming salon in South St. Louis and came up with the idea for a deshedding tool for dogs a decade ago. She and her husband, David, secured patents and came up with a business plan to start FURminator.
The Fenton-based (Michigan, USA) pet grooming company was lastly sold for $140 million in cash to Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc., just three years after the company was acquired by a private equity group (HKW Capital Partners III L.P. in Indianapolis). HKW had acquired FURminator for roughly $50 million from founders Angie and David Porter, who launched the pet deshedding company in 2003. FURminator generates an estimated $40 million in annual revenue.
Let’s take a look at it the FURminator Ultimate Hair Reduction System. By using some (or even all) of these tools you can greatly reduce loose hair from shedding from your pet’s fur.
The FURminator Ultimate Hair Reduction System lets you take your grooming routine into your own hands. This pet grooming company offers a ton of grooming products, going from Brushes and Combs (like their proprietary FURminator Brush), to deShedding Tools (like their FURminator deShedding tool), while also including Bathing Products (like the FURminator Shampoos and Conditioners), and even Pet Hair Collection Tools (like their FURminator Hair Collection Tool, Home Hair Sweeper and Vacuum Accessory).
The FURminator Ultimate Hair Reduction System is made for the ultimate grooming confidence experience, while in the comfort of your own home.
FURminator Brushes and Combs
The FURminator Dual Grooming Brush is a great tool to brush your pet daily and remove any loose hair. The Dual Grooming Brush features a metal bristle side that helps to remove any loose topcoat hair, tangles and debris while massaging the pet’s skin, as well as a boar’s hair bristle side that smooths your pet’s coat and makes it shine.
The FURminator Dual Grooming Brush is suitable for all dogs and cats and is currently going for $16. You can get it at FURminator’s online shop, by clicking here. Or you can take a look at all of FURminator’s Brushing Tools, by clicking here.
FURminator deShedding tools
The FURminator deShedding tools can be used weekly to reduce your pet’s undercoat. These help to reduce loose hair from shedding up to 90% with regular use. Make sure to select a FURminator deShedding tool that matches your pet’s body size and hair length.
The FURminator deShedding tool is going between $35 to $40, depending on what size you get, and is currently available in 6 different models for dogs (3 different sizes – Small Dogs, Medium Dogs, or Large Dogs – with 2 different variations for each tool – for dogs with Short Hair or Long Hair) and 4 different models for cats (Small Cats with Short Hair / Long Hair, and Medium/Large Cats with Short Hair / Long Hair). You can take a look at all of FURminator’s deShedding tools on this page.
FURminator Bathing Products
FURminator also offers many different bathing products like the FURminator Shampoos and Conditioners that you can use monthly to bathe your pet to achieve a healthy coat.
These are great to start your pet’s deShedding with a good bath. The FURminator Shampoo will help loosen the undercoat where most of the shedding comes from. After using the Shampoo, pet owners can follow up with one of FURminator’s gentle Conditioners to ensure their pet’s coat stays healthy.
While the previously mentioned solutions are made for dogs, the company also offers some solutions for cats. The FURminator Waterless Spray offers a unique blend of finest ingredients that is formulated specially for cats to help reduce shedding and prevent hairballs. The same goes for the FURminator deShedding Rinse Free Foaming Shampoo, which is made specifically for cats and is enriched with hydrolyzed plant proteins and omega fatty acids.
There’s also the FURminator patented Bathing Brush, that’s made for both dogs and cats, and helps to loosen your pet’s hair to ensure a better penetration of the shampoo, conditioner, or waterless spray. This creates the ultimate shiny coat every pet owner dreams about.
The FURminator Bathing Brush is currently going for $14, and you can get it on this page. However, if you wish to take a look at all of FURminator’s Shampoos and Conditioners, you can do so, by clicking here.
FURminator Pet Hair Collection Tools
Lastly, we have the FURminator Pet Hair Collection Tools. Discarding all those loose “Shedlings” is important, and extremely needed if your trying to dispose of any pet hair.
The FURminator Home Hair Sweeper allows pet owners to easily remove hair from couches, chairs, and curtains, while the FURminator Personal Hair Collection Tool will help you to easily and efficiently remove hair from your own clothing.
You can easily open these tools and discard the collected pet hair in the trash, which excludes the need for any classic lint rollers. If you’re interested in getting the FURminator Home Hair Sweeper, it’s currently going for $30, and you can get it here.
If you are looking for something smaller, like the FURminator Personal Hair Collection Tool, it’s available for $20 and you can get it on this page. If you want to take a look at any other accessories for collecting pet hair, you can go to FURminator’s Pet Hair Discard Accessories page, by clicking here.
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