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Furminator - not a superhero, a grooming tool

As a Labrador owner I know all about the amount of fur that a dog can shed. The amazing amount of fur a dog can shed. The incredible, mind-blowing amount of fur a dog can shed that makes you ask the question, "How come that dog isn't completely bald now?" I brush, I sweep and I vacuum in a vain bid to keep control of the situation, but the fur builds up around the edges of the room, and clings to furniture and clothes.

If you do that too you might be interested in the Furminator:

Company of Animals Takes Control of Non-Stop Moulting

Housework got 90% less hairy this Autumn with the multi-award winning deShedding Tool

Pet behaviour specialist The Company of Animals understands that the UK’s number one pet hate is moulting, which is no longer reserved for springtime. As the trees start shedding their leaves this autumn, why do our pets start moulting all over again? 

With the days getting shorter and chillier we turn on the central heating and switch the lights on, unwittingly confusing our pets into thinking its springtime all over again. Pets that live indoors tend to moult through the winter months because they are exposed to a constant warm temperature and brightly lit environments. 

Vacuuming twice as much as non–pet owning homes pet owners endure a constant housework headache. The Company of Animals offers a ‘hair of the dog’ remedy by introducing FURminator’s ® range of multi-award winning de-Shedding grooming tools that take control of this hairy issue, reducing moulting and the amount of hair to vacuum by 90%.

The de-Shedding Tool’s thoughtful design with a unique edge allows you to carefully remove the undercoat and loose hair from your pet before it moults and falls on the floor to ‘sprout’ in corners or cover your clothes and furniture. It also reduces the amount of dander, which can promote allergies in humans as well as other pets.

The tool works so efficiently that you will have less time spent hoovering and more time to spend with your pet with the peace of mind that you can curl up on the sofa on cold wintry nights without getting covered in hair.

It also helps to stimulate the production of natural oils that protect and strengthen the skin and produces a glossy and healthy topcoat.  Cats benefit even more as nasty fur balls become a thing of the past when the deShedding Tool is used regularly. Generally the deShedding Grooming Tool only needs to be used once a week for 10 – 20 minutes to see these results, depending upon the breed and size of animal.

The Company of Animal’s Founder, Internationally renowned Animal Psychologist, Dr Roger Mugford, commented:

 “All pet owners find it a chore to constantly be hoovering up pet hair. In the wild a dog’s moulting is controlled by light. In the dark winter months they don’t shed. By living with our pets indoors we exacerbate the problem with warm light conditions. FURminator’s de-Shedding Tool helps you control the moult and enjoy your pet more.”

FURminator’s® deShedding Tools are in stock and available to buy now. It comes in three sizes for dog S, M and L, one size for cats and one for horses. It retails from £24.46 for the small and cat tools, £34.25 for the medium, £41.10 for the large and £48.93 for the equine tool. Visit for more information.


About The Company of Animals

Founded by Dr Roger Mugford, The Company of Animals is the UK’s leading specialist in dog behaviour and training products, all designed to achieve a positive outcome pets.  COA design and manufacture a wide range of acclaimed products, including the Halti & Halti-Harness, Pet Corrector, Coachies, CLIX training range and much more.  They are also the distributor for the internationally acclaimed KONG range of products.

About FURminator

The FURminator deShedding Tool was developed by professional dog groomer, Angie Porter, after finding herself frustrated with the tools available to her. She and her co – inventor, husband David, set about to change the way dogs were groomed.  Angie and David believed grooming should be a pleasure and not a chore, enhancing the relationship between people and their pets.  After thorough research and many trials, they created a design so unique that it has multiple patents with additional patents pending, and so effective it has become one of the top pet care products sold in the United States, winning numerous pet industry awards along with being Editor’s Choice in Dog Fancy magazine, Cat Fancy magazine and Pet Product News.


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