[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.

 

 

Win a FREE FURminator deShedding Tool for Dogs or Cats!

Is your pet’s shedding getting out of hand? We’re giving away one FURminator a day for a week!. Just leave a comment below and you could win a FREE FURminator deShedding Tool from 1800PetMeds!
One winner will be chosen at random daily from March 1-8th, 2018, so everyone who participates has a chance to win! (Limited to residents of the U.S.) Good luck!

Winners:
3/1/18: April 
3/2/18: Sondra U
3/3/18: Hilary H
3/4/18: Tina C
3/5/18: Daniel T
3/6/18: Debra F
3/7/18: Crystal B
3/8/18: Cody T

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1,144 Comments

  1. We have come to the final decision. Next week we will get a FURminator to clean up after our dog sheds his hair.

  2. We need this for our corgi so bad!!

  3. I have a couple of kitties who have hair everywhere. Pretty sure I can make a new cat out of all the hair that’s coming my way as the weather gets nicer!

  4. I have a chow-retriever mix and he is ready to shed lots of hair this Spring. We would love to have a FURminator.

  5. This would be wonderful for all of my furbabies!!!!!

  6. With 3 dogs and 4 cats, fur is a constant battle in our house. This would be amazing!

  7. My cat has the kind of hair that just sticks to anything! Help me!

  8. id love this for my boxer

  9. My lab mix is leaving so much fur around the house, sure could use one of these!

  10. This would be great for my dog and I’m sure my furniture would thank me if I used it!

  11. multi cat household here- two of which are long-hairs! so I could definitely use this handy device!

    Kathryn C
    kacor7@hotmail.com

  12. multi cat household here & two of the cats are long hairs! so I could definitely use this handy device!

    Kathryn C

  13. melissa gabehartMarch 8, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    My dog is shedding so much could use a Furminator to help.

  14. Christina McQueenMarch 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    My malamute sheds like its no ones business lol It would def help.

  15. Spring is only 11 days away and that means it is shed time here with 2 dogs and 1 cat.

  16. The cats and bunny are shedding like crazy since we moved from the cold northwest to the warm southeast. I need all the help I can get to keep up with it.

  17. I have 4 fur babies but fortunately only one sheds – the smallest one a chihuahua terrier mix and it hair
    gets everywhere……….

  18. would love to win this for my granddogs that visit daily with the grandkids

  19. My Pomeranian { Cold Water } needs this God Bless :):)

  20. We have 2 labs that shed like crazy and would love to have this tool. We clean like crazy trying to control the hair in the house!

  21. He sheds so much

  22. Would love to win this for my Britney Spaniel.

  23. Oh how much I need this for my Siberian husky! We eat sleep and breathe fur daily!! Thank you for the chance!

  24. Hate having to get the cat shaved by a groomer because she mats so easily. This would be awesome!

  25. My son’s dog sheds so much, if I rolled all the fur up in a ball, I could knit them a new dog every month!!

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