Then I came across the FURminator website.
I am quite skeptical when I see commercials, so I was sitting there trying to figure out how they could have faked it. Eventually I decided that they couldn't have faked it completely, and decided to give it a try.
I was extremely impressed.
This product works! It pulls the old undercoat right out! We don't use anything else since we tried it. It is a bit expensive, but it's definitely worth it!
One of my friends has a Lab and he not only had problems with shedding but his dog also hated being brushed. After he tried the FURminator, it took care of the shedding but the dog now loves brushing and will even pester for more.
Our son has two cats. When he saw how the FURminator worked on our dogs, he tried it and is now successfully using it on his cats also.
So there you go, the de-shedding tool - the FURminator.http://www.furminator.com/
Btw., if you know anybody who might be interested in other 30 or 40 different types of brushes and combs, please let me know. They are catching dust and taking up space here :-)