Do you really need the FURminator deShedding Tool for Dogs and the optional FurVac Vacuum Accessory? Is it worth it? Velma says yes! We recently made a small investment in our dog Velma, who has thick fur that sheds during multiple seasons. She's currently undergoing one of those major sheds.
Choosing The Tool
The FURminator deShedding Tool for Dogs can be used on its own and actually works wonders. We chose the medium and long hair options. You can choose from either long or short hair. The sizes are XS, S, M, L, and Giant.
Our dog Velma was adopted from a shelter and has some anxiety and other issues that often prevent normal tasks. So, we took it easy on her, with it being a new experience. Because of this, we tried it without the vacuum attachment first just to know what we were dealing with and to see how Velma did.
In just one brush across a small section, a ton of excess fur was pulled! Velma actually enjoyed it and kept asking for more, so I went ahead and gave her a good brushing. This led to a giant pile of fur that I then had to sweep up.
This is where the FURminator Professional Pet Products FurVac Vacuum Accessory comes in! While all the fur is coming off, the attachment helps contain it all so that it isn't all over the place. Because Velma gets a bit skittish at loud noises, I really wasn't sure if the vacuum accessory was right for her. But I decided to try anyway, as I felt it would make the tool more effective since she's got tons of fur.
Velma Loves Both the Tool and Accessory!
So, did Velma run away? Well, she didn't exactly like the vacuum sound at first but because she wasn't freaking out, I decided to try the tool with her lying down in a comfy spot with lots of blankets. To my surprise, she actually gave me lovey eyes and cooperated, even rolling over to show her belly so I could get that area too! Success!
Watch the video below to see a glimpse at just how much Velma enjoyed the FURminator experience with the aid of both the deShedding Tool for Dogs and the FurVac Vacuum Accessory.
Have you tried the Furminator deshedding tools? Plan to? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and share with friends if you like what you see!