[Giveaway] Brush it Off with a FURminator of Your Own!
Brace yourselves—Shedding Season is upon us.
As fellow pet owners, we know shedding comes with the territory of having a dog or cat—unless your pet is a hairless breed. With the exception of hairless breeds, almost all other cats and dogs shed, of course, some A LOT more than other. Those that shed like their lives depended on it have an undercoat, or what is also known as a double coat.
What is an undercoat?
An undercoat is a second layer of fur that’s hidden by the top layer, which is known as the topcoat. The topcoat is usually either long or short coarse hair; however, the undercoat is a soft, fluffy and dense layer of fur. In the summer, the undercoat acts as insulation by keeping the hot, top layer hair away from the skin, which prevents overheating. Throughout the winter, the undercoat’s purpose is to keep the cold out.
When is Shedding Season?
Pets with undercoats shed that second layer of fur a couple times a year, sometimes more. This natural process, also known as “blowing coat”, generally happens when climates start to change in the spring and fall. In the spring as temperatures begin to rise, your pet’s body replaces the thick undercoat meant for warmth with a lighter undercoat. The opposite happens in the fall when the temperatures fall and your pet’s body pushes out the light undercoat for a heavier one to keep them warm.
How do I overcome Shedding Season?
Get to the root of the problem—brush your pet’s fur! Then, brush it some more. Regularly brushing out your pet’s coat helps remove any loose hair that would otherwise rub off on furniture, clothes, you name it. Unfortunately, regular brushes aren’t much help since their bristles aren’t long enough to get past the topcoat. Undercoat combs, like the FURminator for Dogs or Cats, reach under the top layer and extract the dead hair underneath without damaging the skin.
What is the FURminator?
Up to 90% of shedding can be reduced in your dog or cat with the use of the FURminator. Not only is the FURminator a great tool for both cats and dogs of all sizes, it’s perfect for long-and short-haired coats!
The FURminator deShedding Tool for Dogs is available for small, medium and large dogs, and offers two different sized combs to tackle long- or short-haired dogs. For our feline friends, the FURminator deShedding Tool for Cats is available for small and large cats, and also features two different sized combs for long- or short-haired cats.
With the FURminator, you can reduce the amount of hair floating around your home, help eliminate your cat’s hairballs, and minimize the amount of pet dander and allergens in your home! Sounds like a WIN-WIN! Brush off Shedding Season and tackle it head-on with the FURminator.