Shopping around for a different grooming product each week, so you don’t have to!
It is still prime pet coat-blowing time. In sticking with last week’s theme, this time I beat the street and surfed the ‘net in search of FURminators and like de-shedding tools. These are undercoat eliminators that are a row of short metal teeth set in a handle. I compared prices at three Omaha stores and two websites. Here are my findings:
Petco at 7110 Dodge Street had FURminators for dogs ranging in price from $32.99 (for toy breeds) to $72.99 (for giant breeds). They also carried a small cat FURminator for $37.99 and one for large cats priced at $42.99. The FURminator is very well made and has a comfy rubber handle.
Petsmart at 715 South 72nd Street offered their canine FURminators priced between $37.99 and $62.99. They sold the tool for cats for $42.99 (small) and $49.99 (large). These, of course have non-slip rubber handles.
Shopko at 3020 South 84th Street carries the Bamboo brand Furbuster. This tool has the metal head and teeth like the FURminator, but is set in plastic with a plastic handle. This tool would be ideal for de-shedding your short-haired dog (i.e. Basset Hound or Beagle) twice a year but once a week de-shedding of a Siberian husky may be too much for it. Interchangeable blades can be bought for this tool. At Shopko, it sells for $16.99.
On Petedge.com, I found a small FURminator selling for $22.39 and a large for $41.19. A cat FURminator here sells for $26.99. Petedge sells an Andis brand Power Pet De-shedder which is operated with two “AA” batteries and has a massaging action. There is a small one for $22.99 and a larger one for $31.99. Both have no-slip rubber handles. This site has a shipping fee and a charge if you buy less than $60.00 in merchandise.
Groomers.com sells the FURminator for dogs from $16.19 (small) to $67.99 (large) and one for cats for $37.99. The battery-operated Power Pet De-shedder by Andis sells for $19.99 here. Shipping charges apply but you don’t have a minimum order fee.
Which de-shedding tool is my best buy? I bought two FURminators: One for my double-coated Shepherd mix dog (medium dog) priced at $47.99 and one for my two short-haired cats (small cat) for $37.99. I found them both at Petco.
It’s Be Kind to Animals Week. Take time out to spend some quality time with your pet.
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