FURminator-Type grooming tools
The FURminator-type deshedding grooming tools can be very harmful to your pet's haircoat. These tools have become very popular and are often recommended by pet shops as the best tool to combat shedding. The truth is that these tools may actually damage a healthy haircoat resulting in even more shedding.
The grooming blade of these tools is actually the same as a clipper blade. The tool is very sharp and if not used correctly, actually cuts the dog’s coat. This can potentially cause even more shedding in double-coated breeds as the hair follicle is stimulated to grow double the undercoat! (CLICK HERE for more information on double-coated breeds) All of the hair that you pull from the coat is deceiving. Much of it can be the result of the breakage of hair and not the dead hair that you were intending to remove. The best solution to make sure that the undercoat of double-coated breeds is maintained on a regular schedule and removed biannually during shedding seasons. Let us help you to choose a proper grooming tool for you dog's specific grooming needs.