I know the Islands are full of pet lovers so I'd like to share a success story about our shedding dogs. My wife and I have 3 dogs and 4 cats. They all roam freely throughout the house and fenced property on STX. The dogs lay around the greatroom alot and the shedding was driving us crazy. Seems to be worse at times than others. The "culprit" is Tina, a rescued German Sheperd (German Shedder) we've nursed back to a beautiful dog! Within a day or 2 of sweeping and mopping the tile and vacuuming rugs we'd have "tumble weeds" blowing around. We've always groomed our own dogs so we used several brushes on her and each would seem to be getting the dead hair off but she was still shedding. She's so gentle and confident she even let us vacuum her with a heavy duty shop vac. . Seems to like the feeling! Looks hilarious! Still shedding!!
I did a google search on shedding dogs and filtered through several supposed remedies, shampoos, suppliments, clippers, brushes................ Then I found the Furminator! The dog brush that actually works! It drags the dead bottom coat out in amazing quantity. After only 2 brushings of about 5 to 10 minutes each we've seen a HUGE improvement in shedding. All the dogs love it and cue up. My turn, my turn, and the cats go bonkers for it. Works on long or short hair. Simply amazing and looks built to last a lifetime. I have no affiliation with Furminator but I'm definitely sold on there product.
This is the website but I bought mine from Amazon.com for about $30 for the medium one. They shipped free priority mail and I had it in 4 days!
As a bonus all of there coats are clean and shiny looking 🙂
Great tip, I'm so tired of sweeping, we'll give it a go as well. Thanks!
Ok, I'm sold. Which one did you buy (size)? My dogs are 60 and 90 lbs. Thanks for the tip btw.
Tina is an 80 lb sheperd and the medium works great. We also have a 50 and 15 pounder so figured it would be more versatile.
LOL a good alternative to sweeping in the house that i use when i'm overwhelmed is to open all the doors and get out the leaf blower.
Yes, but then you let in the mosquitos trw! Got to be careful--especially now after the rains.
Thanks for the tip. I have seen the Furminator advertised, but was always sceptical because I've tried just about everything else to no avail!
Loved your description of "tumbleweeds". I had them when I had tile floors, now I have mohair carpets!
Other than books, I've never found Amazon able to ship other products on their site to the VI. Has that changed?
I got my Furminator from QVC. My schipperkee hates it, but don't let that stop anyone from ordering it. She hates everything. Most dogs love it , and it really does work. It is amazing the amount of hair it takes off.
I swear I could gather up hair to make another dog every few days. Sounds like it is worth a try!
Thank you so much. I have 3 rotties and I am about to lose my mind with the shedding. I too have the tumble weeds rolling through the house. I bought a horse curry comb trying to stop the shedding. It has helped but we still have hair every where. I will order one tomorrow. Thanks again.
Thanks for the tip. We have two dogs, and although only one is a shedder, and she leaves her orange hair all over the house! It gets everywhere, even ending up on our dishes somehow. We've eaten more than our share of dog hair. I'll have to check out the Furminator.
Trade, I just ordered a few things (not books) off Amazon the other day and had no issue when it came to shipping. I think the cost was even the same as domestic shipping.
Thanks, Andrea. I'll check Amazon out again as far as non-book items. They used to refuse to ship here so I quit looking.
I'm the "other half" of Skys The Limit. I swear the Furminator works. Our German "shedder" is no longer shedding. I brushed her and the other 2 dogs yesterday and barely got one comb of hair off them. After years of fighting the "tumbleweeds" in the house, and also outside on the galleries, this is a great relief not only to us but the dogs as well. They all seem much happier. No scratching, itching or flinging themselves on the ground to roll around. Whew!
Thanks for the info - I have something very similar but had forgot I purchased it until I saw your post.
I used it for the first time yesterday - boy how much hair came out was amazing and thus my question - how often do you use it and does it "cut" the undercoat or is it just taking what is "dead" - I felt if I kept going I would have bald dogs 🙂
Very similar? What's it called?
The hair coming out will be less and less as time goes by. It appears to drag out the dead undercoat. The website states that this grows out every 4 to 6 weeks. All dogs are different but with this German Sheperd for example,..after brushing the areas that are a black top coat all the hair coming off is blonde. This is what we'd see on the floor. She appears cooler and absolutely loves being brushed with the Furminator. We've gone from sweeping or vacuuming almost daily to a reasonable schedule of once a week. The best part is being able to pet her and not come back with handfuls of fur. That and the tumbleweeds are GONE!
As Dave Barry says: Wouldn't "Shedding Dogs" be a great name for a rock band?
I'm not sure - I bought it upon the recommendation of the breeder but forgot I had it. I opened it and used it yesterday but there was no name on the plastic but I am trying to remember what site I purchased it from and will post a link if I find it.
Thanks for the link and info
Got ours yesterday. It is amazing! Thanks again for the link.