FURminator Review and Amazon Sale Alert


As I have mentioned before, my family has two small pugs that drive me crazy on a regular basis.  They are adorable pets and awesome with our two kids but they have a problem.  They shed like MAD!  Fawn pugs have an undercoat that must come off for the summer and it does so in the Spring.  This results in more work for me every year 🙁

I have been desperately looking for a solution to this.  First I looked for a solution to quickly pick the hair up the floor.  Most people suggested getting a Swiffer mop to mop the floor but what I really wanted was something for sweeping the floor.  Every one agreed that the only thing that would do the job wel is a broom! That was not the answer I was looking for.

Then it occurred to me, maybe I was approaching this problem in the wrong way.  What I needed to manage is the source of the problem not control the results of this problem.  So I started looking for ways to manage the hair shedding.  My idea of shaving the dogs hair was quickly shot down by my husband as their hair is already short and they couldn’t deal with shorter hair.  Then I asked on Twitter how other people were dealing with these, what tools they were using and the response I got back was unanimous: FURminator.

We have had  a FURminator for the past month and it is doing the job!  Yes! my hair sweeping job has been significantly reduced since the dogs are shedding less.  Basically a FURminator is a stainless steel brush.  When you brush your dog’s hair with it helps the undercoat come off at once instead of slowly but steadily over your floors.  It works better than just a plain grooming brush because the teeth are closer together and help pull of this undercoat.

While the FURminator itself is not what you would consider cheap, it is worth the investment.  We believe in value and this grooming tool delivers the promised value.  For us it has resulted in less constant sweeping of the floors.  The dogs’ hair also looks better and I think they feel more comfortable now that they are rid of the undercoat and are ready for warmer weather.  It has been the ultimate shedding solution.  Doing your own dog grooming helps you save money.  We also recently bought a professional nail grinder for $50 but we used to pay $20 every time we took the dogs to get their nails cut.

This tool usually retails at pet stores for around $40, but you can get it on Amazon for as low as $19:

  1. Large FURminator deShedding Tool $21
  2. Medium FURminator deShedding Tool $21
  3. Small FURminator deShedding Tool $18

If you have dogs or cats that shed and are sick of the hair on your carpet, floors, furniture or your clothes, I highly recommend you try the FURminator.  At this price you are getting a really great deal.

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  • Kate

    THANKS! I have some people on my Christmas list that this is PERFECT for!!! We have one and love it!

  • Hilary

    I bought one of those on QVC a few years ago and the thing is amazing!! It helps our dog, but it REALLY helps our oldest cat. The amount of fur that comes off of her is amazing and, I swear, the pile of it is three times the size of her body. It was a bit expensive, but worth every penny. Glad to see it is working for you also!

  • Nicole

    How has the professional nail grinder worked for you? We have 2 Boxers and I would love to find a more economical way to get their nails trimmed. I worry about safety and effectiveness. I’ve tried clipping their nails myself before-it did not turn out well! My dog was licking her toe & I accidently clipped her tongue! Needless to say my husband took my nail clippers away-probably for the best! We also tried one of those nail grinders at Target, but that seemed dangerous also, it kept skidding & stopping so we ended up taking it back.

  • Jenna

    I just ordered mine! I can’t wait for it to get here. I have 2 LARGE dogs and an old cat that likes to leave clumps of hair all around the house as presents. The hair kills me. I vacuum daily. I have a little boy that is almost 7 months and working on crawling- I hope this will cut down on the hair that will get into his mouth…gross! I am also curious on the nail grinder/trimmer. Been thinking about getting one.

    • Hi Jenna,

      I am going to have my husband answer your question more in detail. I know that we tried the plain nail clippers and I have a HUGE scar in one of my arms from our male dog because he NEVER let s do it. That’s why we needed to take him to the groomer to do it. But I know with the grinder my husband is able to do it all on his own so it doesn’t bother the dog at all now.


  • Jackie

    It REALLY does work! We have a beagle that we adore but she sheds constantly. With the amount of hair this thing gets out any other dog would be bald. I paid full price for mine and it was worth the cost but I am going to go ahead and order another one for this price.

  • Glad you found a great solution! As for the sweeping of the floors (which I’m sure you still have to do sometimes, right?!) I have a Swivel Sweeper and I LOVE IT! It’s so quick and easy! I literally NEVER use a broom anymore…

    Just a suggestion!

    • Barbie,

      I just checked out their website. is there a place to get a better deal? so it really picks up dog hear good?


  • I am SO glad that you posted this! Just running a hand over my dog produces enough hair to make a puppy body wig. My Furminator just shipped, and I’m anxiously awaiting it!

  • jen

    ebay is the cheapest I have found for a furminator.. just bought one for 14.50