Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Product Review - FURminator deShedding Equine Tool

We got to try out a new product this weekend called the FURminator deShedding Equine Tool Fredi, Myself & Perry all flipped for it.

When I got my FURminator in the mail it was like Christmas so I ripped open the package. I couldn’t get to the barn right away so I had to test it out on the Pug. I don’t know if the rest of you are like me, but when I get something new especially for a horse I have to have it out of the package and play with it immediately. I brushed the dog and all of that dead under coat started coming out in the blade. He sat quietly and allowed me to brush him. When I use a regular brush he usually squirms around and looks at me with those big sad eyes. He is kind of fragile so it was nice that I could be gentle and the grooming tool still worked.

I had one horse left in the barn that had not yet shed out and I was saving the test for her, but by the time I had gotten to the barn her owner had come and groomed her for hours so I couldn’t do the true test I wanted to do.

I was left with Perry who still had a few spots of patchy winter hair. We grabbed the FURminator and dug in HARD. I’m so used to scrubbing hard with a rubber curry to pull out the winter hair. Perry’s head popped up in the air like, “WHOA! What are you doing?” I then realized, the tool required no effort and started to run it through her hair softly. The old hair was easily coming out along with a lot of dirt that was next to her skin. I couldn’t believe how much dirt actually came up to the surface without using any effort or any dirt flying into my face like it does with traditional grooming methods. Fredi took over the grooming and Perry was stretching her neck and her top lip started to quiver in enjoyment.

Fredi grabbed the next brush and brushed off all the dirt. Perry was now so clean, SHINY, and soft. Judging by her reaction and how she looked after her grooming session I would say Perry gave it four hooves up. I absolutely love this product, and I highly recommend it to anyone who would like to make grooming easier and have their horse’s hair coat shine.

The FURminator Company makes all kinds of products for Horses, Dogs, and Cats for healthy skin and coats. You can check it out HERE to see why I am so excited about it!

A list of retail locations can be found on www.FURminatorEquine.com



EquineSpirit said...

That's AWESOME! I've seen those at the state fair and the PetSmarts in the area carry them! We've thought about getting one but being a bit spendy we (meaning Jason) didn't want to spend the $$ and find out it didn't work! Oye...I'd never hear the end of it...LOL! I'll have to tell Jason that it actually works! :) Thanks for sharing!

Deanna said...

You're welcome :) I know where Jason is coming from, if you don't know if it will work or not you don't want to make the investment. In this case, it's totally worth the $$.

The more we used it the more we loved it. I only wish I would have found out about it sooner!


Rising Rainbow said...

Yours is the second review I have seen on this product. I think I'm going to have to give it a try. Getting this herd of mine to shed out is really the pits.

photogchic said...

Isn't that the best tool ever!!! My cat Winston got one for Christmas and I took it out to the barn once and just couldn't believe all the fur that came off Maddy. She is so sleek and shiny right now....really and unbelievable device. I love it!

Deanna said...

Hey Gals!

It is just the greatest product. It's one of those things that makes you say "Where have you been all my life?"

Rising Rainbow, you will save a lot of time and energy by using it on the herd...