Pets bring a lot of happiness into our lives, but also a lot of fur. How is it that a 30 pound corgi or an 8 pound cat can seemingly lose their body weight in hair on a daily basis? But do not despair; it is not the destiny of every owner to be coated from head to toe in their pet’s fur.
Groomers have known the secret to deshedding for a long time, using clipper blades not just to cut hair but also to “strip” loose hair from a pet’s coat. The closely set teeth of a clipper blade are ideally spaced to grab shed hair and pull it free. A quick swipe of the hand cleans the blade for another pass.
Finally, this groomer’s trick is now readily available to pet owners. The FURminator deShedding Tool is essentially a clipper blade attached to the end of a comfortable and ergonomic handle. Many different sizes are available to suit cats, dogs and even horses. Give it a try. You’ll be amazed at the pile of hair that results.