Let’s talk about this thing called groomin’. I’m just a redneck girl, but that don’t mean I like my fur gettin’ all nappy lookin’ or dirty. Heck, I don’t even like my feet gettin’ dirty or muddy! My Lady laughs at me sometimes cause I tippy toe through the muddy spots to avoid em. She may laugh, but I know she is secretly wishin’ them long haird shepherd siblin’s of mine would take up my habits WOOF! Anyways, she gots this new brush call a FURminator Dual Brush for dogs. Gave me quite a fright at first! I thought she said exterminator for dogs! EEK! I thought she done went and got a bit touched if’n ya know what I mean!
This here new FURminator Dual Brush has prickly things on one side and bristles on the other. It even comes with a cover so my Lady can store it away after our brushin’s. Now to me, a brush is brush is a brush – right? What do I know though. I better let my Lady give ya the particulars ’bout it.
Here’s what my Lady had to say about the FURminator Dual Brush for Dogs
If there’s one thing we know around our house, it’s dog hair! With 7 dogs and most of them German Shepherds and Shepherd mixes, there is enough dog hair to create a few more dogs! I often joke after cleaning that we have pets we didn’t know we had hiding under things!
Whatever kind of dog you have, grooming and brushing their fur is a must-do to keep them healthy and happy. Brushing helps get rid of dirt, mats, tangles and loose hair. Most dogs enjoy a daily brushing. Not only does it feel good, it gives you a special bonding time with them. As an added bonus, for all the loose hair you get off of them – it’s less hair on your couch, bed and floor!
I have dogs of all shapes and sizes! ALL of them love their daily brushing! Check out the pics of a few of them trying their new FURminator Dual Brush!
Top left – Maggie is enjoying the scenery while she gets brushed.
Top right – Little Bit is a little chihuahua with short hair, but she is thoroughly enjoying it. She is closing her eyes and just taking it in. I think she secretly like her back getting scratched!
Bottom left – Sallie literally howls her approval. If you stop brushing she barks and paws at your hand telling you that you missed a spot!
Bottom right – Brandi takes a break from playing and is enjoying her turn.
As you can see, there are long hair and short haired dogs from large to small. For a daily brushing, I found this brush did a fair job. I used the pin brush side on all of them to get the loose hair off and then the bristles work great for smoothing it all out and getting those fine left over hairs off.
Of course I had to keep emptying the brush of the loose hair, but that is common for any type brush for my crazy shedders! The FURminator Dual Brush is very comfortable to hold. It has a good sized rubber handle that is easy to hold onto. It has little, what I call ‘nubbies’, that seem to help keep your grip.
When finished with the daily brushings, I can clean the brush out and cover with the brush head cover. This helps keep any left over loose hairs from dropping out onto/into whatever you put the brush in. This cover is also super handy for carrying in a doggie bag for a daily outting or hike. Take it with you and give them a quick brush to rid them of loose dirt and hairs before getting back into the vehicle.
FURminator Dual Brush for Dogs benefits in a nutshell:
- Helps remove mats, tangles and loose hair
- Features a pin brush on one side and bristle brush on the other
- Pin brush works on long coated dogs
- Nylon bristle brush is an excellent all round brush that can be used on almost any coat type
- Removes debris from short coated dogs
- Finishes the coat and creates a natural shine for long coats
- Designed to follow the natural contours of pet’s head and body
Overall, I like the FURminator Dual Brush. It works great for their quick daily brushings. The pin brush side removes a lot of the loose hair and dirt. The bristle side smoothes the fur and quickly gets rid of the straggly left over hairs. The dogs all gave it a paws up.
On the con side, and it’s really not against the brush, I still need to use a rake on the shepherds to get all the loose hair. Mine are all shedding their winter coats right now and hair is coming off in clumps. Anyone with shepherds, huskies, etc. can relate to the massive snow storm of hair coming out! I have no idea how they are not bald by now! In order to conquer it, I use a FURminator rake first, then finish with up with the FURminator Dual Brush. This routine goes a long way in making them feel better and my cleanup of dog hair in the house easier.
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