Connor is a double-coated Labrador Retriever, or mostly Lab anyway. Regardless, the dog sheds at an unbelievable rate. I say that I could knit whole other dogs from what he sheds. We’ve had a few weeks of very hot weather, after a relatively cool spring and early summer, so now Connor’s decided that projectile shedding will rid him of his heavy coat.
I try and brush him at least once a week just to keep the shedding in check, and I try to do it on a breezy day, or else this happens.My back garden turns into a cotton field! Usually, the birds come and get it or it blows away. I figure that anything that’s in the back garden isn’t in my house. It’s really quite shocking that the dog has any hair at all, given what I brush off of him.
After trying any number of shedding blades, brushes, rubber sponges, and other instruments, I now use a magical tool called a Furminator. It gets the crinkled undercoat that helps keep the dog warm in the winter, as well as the oily Labrador top hairs that keep him waterproof.
I am not exactly sure how this works, but it does! It doesn’t snag or tear at Connor’s hair or skin, so he tolerates it for whole minutes at a time. It’s really been a huge help in keeping his shedding down to a dull roar. I can’t recommend this enough.
I received one of these Furminators a few years ago from the local paper’s pet reporter to review, but nothing for this endorsement.