Every dog owner loves his pet, because it is a cute animal, getting into the house, becomes a full member of the family, part of the life of the owner and his household. But just to love and feed the dog is not enough. She needs care and regular hygienic procedures to look well-groomed and beautiful.
Buying a nice little puppy, the future owners do not even think about all the nuances of a particular breed, and oddly enough rarely anyone asks the breeder about the problems of moulting, nutrition, dog training and others. You admire this playful ball of happiness, which runs, frolics and barks in a funny little voice.
But as time goes on, the doggie is growing, and besides the problems with schooling to the diaper, puddles throughout the apartment and gnawed things, you face another problem with keeping a puppy – molting. Unfortunately, for many owners, the molting period turns into torture, because wool is everywhere: on furniture, on the floor, on clothes and worst of all on the plate. This will be repeated at least 2 times a year in the spring – autumn, as shedding is a natural process of changing wool and almost all dogs are subject to it except for some non-decaying breeds.
When keeping a pet in a residential environment, owners are forced to fight molting all year round, since dry, warm indoor air only increases the loss of wool. While at the pets living on the street in the open-air cage, wool abundantly sheds only in the spring and in the autumn.
Photo furminator for dogs
Today, one of the most effective ways to reduce molting is the Furminator for dogs tool (FURminator). It does not spoil and does not cut the wool, so it does not harm the thermostatic function of the dog’s hair.
It resembles a comb in form – a rake with a convenient handle; the body of the comb is equipped with a FURejector button for quick reset of wool, blades with stainless steel teeth. The teeth pick up the dead hair undercoat and remove them without damaging the guard hair.
With regular use, a furminator for dogs reduces molting up to 90%, that is, you do not have to clean the apartment every day, clean furniture and clothes from wool. This unique device was specially developed by professional groomer Angie Porter, who for many years was looking for a solution to combat molting.
Stainless steel blades are arranged so that in the process of combing gently penetrate through the guard hair, seize the loose hairs of the undercoat and pull them out without damaging or scratching the pet’s skin. Thanks to the FURejector button, you can easily remove the combed wool from the instrument with one click. Dogs calmly behave during this procedure and perceive it as a regular combing.
Before using the furminator, a dog is recommended to bathe and comb with a regular metal comb. Whatever dirt and mats do not damage the blade, and the comb has served you for a long time.
The tool is used to comb the dog 1.2 times a week to reduce hair loss, during the shedding period the pet’s hair is combed out every day, taking only 15.20 minutes. Pet’s hair is combed out in the direction of its growth, with smooth movements, starting from the base of the neck, gradually moving towards the tail. After such a procedure, your pet looks well-groomed like after a salon visit, and its hair is smooth, shiny, without mats. All movements should be smooth without effort, so as not to injure the skin of a pet. Be especially careful when combing short-haired dogs. Never comb your dog against the growth of wool.
Photo furminator for dogs for different types of wool
Furminator sizes for dogs:
- XS (blade length 3.2 cm) for long-haired breeds – designed for dogs weighing less than 4.5 kg, the length of the coat of which must be more than 5 cm.
- S (blade length 4.5 cm) for long-haired breeds weighing 4.5-9 kg with a coat length of more than 5 cm.
- M (blade length 6.7 cm) for long-haired dogs weighing 9-23 kg with a long hair more than 5 cm.
- L (blade length 10.2 cm) is designed for dogs weighing 23-41 kg, the coat of which is 5 centimeters or more in length.
- XL (blade length 12.7 cm) is suitable for dogs weighing more than 40 kg with a coat longer than 5 cm.
Rules for the use of a furminator for dogs:
- Never comb out wet, matted and dirty wool.
- The comb is stored in the box, after closing the blade with a special cap-nozzle
- After use, always rinse the teeth with warm water to remove wool and sebum.
- The blade should self-dry
- Do not drop
- Keep out of the reach of children
Another mandatory nuance, the furminator is intended only for dog breeds with undercoat.
Breeds of dogs that can not be combed Furminator:
- Australian Silky Terrier
- American Bulldog
- American water spaniel
- American Pit Bull Terrier
- English bulldog
- English Foxhound
- Bedlington terrier
- Boston terrier
- Bichon Frize
- Bull terrier
- Smooth Fox Terrier
- Dandie Dindmont Terrier
- Ibiza dog
- Italian Greyhound
- Yorkshire Terrier
- Chinese crested dog (naked and puff)
- Curly Coated Retriever
- Irish Water Spaniel
- Carrie blue terrier
- Lhasa apso
- Maltese (Maltese)
- Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
- German boxer
- German Shorthair Pointer
- Portuguese water dog
- Strafordshire Bull Terrier
- Toy Fox Terrier
- Toy Terrier
- Pharaoh Hound
- French Bulldog
- Black and Tan Coonhound
- Schnitzers of all sizes
- Shih Tzu
- Japanese hin