It's been over four years since I discovered the FURminator deShedding tool, and I've been using it ever since.
I can't even begin to count all the deshedding tools we tried, and hated, in the past. None of them worked for us. I never looked at another deshedding tool since we tried the FURminator.
The only other grooming tool I've been using was a regular comb, which worked fine for daily maintenance.
Now I got to try out new FURminator grooming tools!
The Curry Comb has already replaced my regular one.
I love the way it fits in the hand, secured by a strap. I always wanted one like that. It is so pleasant to use. I also love the hard molded rubber teeth. It removes dust and loose fur, but it also massages along the way.
I tried it on myself first, it gives one serious massage!
Such a good massage will stimulate blood supply to the skin as well as production and distribution of the natural skin oils. Indispensable, particularly for a dog such as Jasmine, with history of skin issues. In fact, the main reason I comb her daily is to keep her skin healthy. The Curry Comb has both mine and Jasmine's thumbs up.
I also got to try out the Large Soft Slicker Brush.
It is very well designed, with an ergonomic handle and two sets of bristles – straight on one side, and bent on the other side. It has a two-part flexible head. It even comes with a protective cover.
I tried it on JD, and he seems to like it. His coat is smooth and he doesn't really get tangles or mats, so I cannot tell how well the brush would work on those.
To be honest, I always shied away from slicker brushes, because I worried that the bristles might be a bit too sharp. I was hoping that this one might be softer. In my opinion it still feels rather abrasive, and when I run it over the top of my hand it does mark the skin. I realize that dog skin is tougher than mine but I don't feel like taking any chances with Jasmine's, which has proven to be quite delicate in the past.
If you do like using slicker brush for your dog, though, I think you will like this one.
To check out FURminator's 2-step grooming solutions, visit Grooming Solutions for Dogs. Don't forget, grooming isn't all about the looks. Grooming is an effective way to improve your dog's skin (and coat) health.