Why I love The Furminator

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THE FURMINATOR – Have you guys ever used this awesomeness?

FYI: The Furminator is on sale at Amazon for $13.19 with free shipping. This is a steal.

{Update 09.28.12: Sale has dropped even further to $11.95! Get it before it is gone!}

I have a German Shepherd, Kara, named after the awesome Kara Thrace from Battlestar Galactica. (I am totally revealing my nerdiness in this post.) She sheds like crazy. As does Mango, which is weird because he is such a tiny dog… but nonetheless, these two leave my home covered in fur. And no inch of it is safe, because Kara is light and Mango is dark. But aren’t they so cute together?

Anyhow, a few years ago I was tired of brushing the dogs every few days and still having a fuzzy home. Then I found this:


The FURminator

I bought it for $50. Yeah, I shelled out 50 clams for this bad boy because I was so desperate. But lemme tell you, this baby is legit. The first time I used it on my German Shepherd I wanted to see if it really worked… I was skeptical to say the least. So I brushed my dog with the other brush we already had. Usually when I brushed the dogs I would just bring a plastic grocery bag with me into the back yard and then put the fur from both dogs in that. I usually got 1/2 a shopping bag worth of hair (from both dogs.) So I did that first.

Then I switched to this one. Oh my. I was totally unprepared. I called to my hubby and had him get the big 50 gallon trash can (for yard work.) I brushed, and brushed, and brush. Hair KEPT coming. It was insane. When I finally called it quits is when my 50 gallon trash can was FULL! And that was just the big dog. It was insane.

I 100% recommend this product to friends and family. Actually, most people have bought it because I let them try mine out:

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I have had this guy for at least 6 years, and it is still going strong. The blade is a gnarly steel and the head and handle is all one piece of plastic with a rubber coating.  This pic makes the handle look small, but it is just the angle at which I am holding the tool. In reality my giant man-sized hand fits comfortably on the handle with room to spare.

 I just saw a great deal: $12.19 and free super saver shipping on Amazon.com

I paid around $50 for this same model… this is a steal!

{FYI, the small size has always served me well… even for my big dogs.}


This is not a sponsored post. I have no affiliation with The Furminator or any parent company. I simply love this product and saw a great deal online and thought I would share, because I love you guys.


  1. Elizabeth says:

    I completely agree! I work in a grooming salon and we pull insane amounts of hair from our dogs with Furminator conditioners and brushes. Thanks for the heads up on the sale!

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