The FURminator: Does It Work? - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/4/10

The FURminator: Does It Work?

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Could your dog receive a professional grooming right at home? That's what the FURminator claims. This week, KCBD NewsChannel 11's Joe Terrell puts it to the "Does it Work?" test. 

If Arnold Schwarzenegger has a dog, that dog should have the FURminator. It's a de-shedding tool that claims to be professional grade...and believe me, you pay for it too.

More on that later because Laura, an 8-year-old shepherd/chow mix could not care less what it costs. "She's got a real heavy coat, especially in the winter time. So as you can see, she's a real shedder," said Laura's owner Gayle. 

Getting it out of the package, the first thing we noticed was, "Oh it's nice and heavy." 

That good first impression was soon eclipsed by seeing huge clumps of white undercoat coming off Laura, with no evidence of her outer coat being touched. "You know when you have an inside dog or a cat you don't want all this hair floating around everywhere," said Gayle. 

 And besides, Gayle says it's just better for them.  Not to mention, "it's good therapy for both you and the dog. Good one on one time." 

 While we were talking, more and more undercoat was coming off and onto the floor. "Check this out, we could probably stuff a pillow with this."  Uh... let's not. 

 Neither of us were sure how it was working, but it did, and the FURminator has a special fur-ejector that cleans out the stainless steel teeth with the push of a button. 

Gayle also loved that the handle was ergonomically correct and Laura didn't seem to mind at all. "I think there's evidence that she likes it - a little drool down there." 

By all accounts, the FURminator was a hit and in the end we were convinced, the FURminator works! You can purchase it at Petsmark for $34 to $60. 

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