Every owner of a fluffy dog is aware of the problem of wool balls flying through the house, and not only in the fall and spring during the period of a large seasonal molt. Like a person, a dog’s hair falls out and is renewed all year round.
One salvation is combs and puhodralki, but they only brush out dead hair, while the undercoat stays in place and continues to “push” around the house.
Furminator for dogs is a new invention that helps to comb out the undercoat. It looks like a comb, but has a steel blade with teeth and a rubber handle. The secret lies in the unique design of the blade with numerous cuts, which easily removes dead undercoat without damaging the hair.
The tool is great for long-haired and short-haired dogs with undercoat: schnauzers, labradors, golden retrievers and other breeds. However, it should not be used for dogs that do not have undercoat: Shih Tzu, bullets, Australian silky terrier or poodle.
Types of furuminators for dogs
These tools vary in blade width. There are three sizes: 4.5 cm, 6.7 cm and 10 cm. The smallest is usually used only for cats and rabbits. Medium sizes for small dogs and largest for large dogs. If there are several animals of different sizes in the house, you can purchase one large or medium instrument.
The furminators come in two main series: Classic and DeLuxe. The classic series has a solid monolithic construction and a rather low price of about 1500-1600 rubles. DeLuxe series tools have a more ergonomic handle that reduces the load on the brush and a special button to remove wool from the blade. Such furminators cost from 2000 to 2400 rubles. In this case, the quality of combing is the same, since in any series one principle of operation is preserved.
To get rid of troubles with wool, in the offseason it is enough to comb the dog once a month, and during the molt a couple of times a week for 10-20 minutes. Wool should be dry. Comb should be in the course of hair growth, without exerting excessive effort. This massage is very popular even with those animals that do not really like the comb. This is a recommendation about the minimum combing, as for the maximum, there are no restrictions and you can bring pleasure to your dog at least daily.
Benefits of the Furminator for Dogs
Although the main purpose of this tool is to save dog owners from problems with moulting and wool in the house, it is very useful in other parameters. So, besides combing the dead skin, furminator undercoat has several additional advantages.
It penetrates the coat rather deeply, taking out only the dead undercoat. At the same time, the guard hair is not injured, but gently combed. As a result, the animal's coat looks much better groomed.
When combining a furminator, the animal's skin is gently massaged, the blood circulation improves, the secret secreted by the dog glands is evenly distributed over the surface of the coat. This greatly improves the condition of the coat.
Also, constant combing with the help of a furminator helps prevent long-haired dogs from occurring tangles, which are caused by inadequate or poorly combed undercoat.
Where to buy a furminator for dogs?
Now the market for products for dogs presents a wide choice of these products for every taste and at any price: from budget models of little-known companies to expensive devices of world-famous brands. If you are professionally engaged in grooming, it is not recommended to save. In this case, it is better to buy a furminator of a well-known company, for example TRIXIE or Deluxe. The average price for these devices is from 2000 to 2500 rubles.