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    Last night we went with her friend (a black lab) to the park to play. There, we met another lab owner and his lab had the most amazing, the softest and "tufted" fur I have ever since.

    We asked him what kind of shampoo and conditioner uses but he told us it's the brush that makes the fur like that. I'm telling you I really love his fur. I wish Cassie had a fur like that - LOL!

    Anyhow, the brush he uses I think is the Furminator, he couldn't remember the brand but he told us is an expensive one. So I guess is the Furminator.

    Cassie has a really really short hair. Even shorter that most of the short hair labs I have seen so far. Can I use the Furminator on Cassies very short hair?

    For the moment I'm using the KONG hair brush.
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    I would say don't.

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    Because of the very short hair or is it something else?




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    Dylan has short hair and I hardly ever brush him and if I do it's with a conventional comb brush with retractable teeth.

    I understand that furminators actually damage the coat if used incorrectly or too frequently.

    I do use a furminator on Jasper one a week or so as his fur is very thick especially his wings !

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    I use the furminator on my Ruby and love it. I only really use it during shedding seasons, like now and in the spring. I would say during those times I probably use it twice a week. Otherwise I brush her once or twice a week with a kong rubber brush.

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    How does the Furminator damage the coat if you don't use it right? Is there a specific way of brushing? What's the secret of not damaging the coat?




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    The Fuminator breaks the top coat. If you're looking for suggestions, I would keep using the brush you are (sounds like it's the Zoom Groom, which is made by Kong). I follow that up with a comb and then I go over Caleb with a bristle brush (this one is a horse brush, but I used to use a human one with natural bristles).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MicksMom View Post
    TIf you're looking for suggestions, I would keep using the brush you are (sounds like it's the Zoom Groom, which is made by Kong).
    Yes, that's the one I'm using.




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    I tried a Furminator and found that it really made a mess of Blaise's top coat. It does remove an impressive amount of hair - but it removes much more than just the undercoat.

    I just use a comb on him now and it works fine.
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    I use the Furminator on Abbey because she has a much different coat than a Labrador. As the others have said, on Labs it can pull out both the top and undercoat, especially if you over-use it (very easy to do). I use the Kong Zoom Groom on Kolby and it works very well.

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