My house is not a house. It’s actually a zoo.
OK, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration. With four demanding felines and one sassy, cat-like canine under our roof, it sure feels like a zoo sometimes. We love all of our pets like family, but their fur gets everywhere. And even with constant vacuuming, it’s hard to keep up.
That is, until I discovered The FURminator.
If it sounds serious, that’s because it’s seriously effective. This magical device, invented by a professional pet groomer, was developed to safely, comfortably and gently get rid of your pet’s loose undercoat — the hair that usually falls off and makes its way to your floors, furniture and favorite sweater.
If you’re wondering if it really works, hear me out. We have a shiba inu, a breed known for its thick, wiry hair and an undercoat that falls out in clumps at least twice a year. Thanks to regular brushing with the FURminator De-Shedding Tool, her coat looks wonderful — and so does my furniture!
Not to mention, both the pup and the kitties absolutely love being brushed. It’s a treat for both of us.
3 Tips to Help Stop Shedding
In addition to regular light brushings with the FURminator, what else can you do to stop the shedding madness?
- High-quality food: Just like in humans, a pet’s external well-being is often a reflection of internal health. Feeding your furry friends high-quality pet food free of unnecessary fillers is a great start.
- Supplements: There are several nutrients that may support a shiny, healthy coat — including omega-3 essential fatty acids. You can find omega-3s in both supplement and treat form, for cats and dogs.
- Bath time: A clean coat is a healthy coat. But because bathing recommendations vary based on your dog’s breed, be sure to do some research first. Use a gentle shampoo that nourishes your pet’s coat. For pets that don’t require regular bathing, try a waterless shampoo.