There are very few breeds of dog that don’t shed, and the Shih Tzu is one of them. They are the perfect dog for allergy sufferers, and even though I don’t suffer from allergies this is one of the things that attracted me to the breed, and subsequently made me get Indigo.
Here’s what the people at Furminator have to say about their product ‘Love your pet but not the shedding? That’s why FURminator® deShedding Tools were invented. Shedding is natural and there’s no way to eliminate it. But, there is a better way than constantly vacuuming and scrubbing hair off your floor, furniture, clothing and car seats. FURminator deShedding Tools can help you reduce the amount of loose hair from shedding! That means less time spent cleaning and more time to spend with your pet.
I find that using it once or twice a week tends to reduce shedding by 50%, and I can really tell the difference when I forget to use this for a couple of weeks. No other product or method has produced the same results, and the first time I used it I was convinced enough fur came out to make another dog! It’s great for cats too, if you feel like you’re fighting a losing battle with cat hair, and it could even help with hair balls.
Top tips for using the Furminator:
Make grooming a pleasant experience for your pet and give them a treat afterwards
While you’re using the Furminator take the time to check over your pets body for any ticks or bumps on their skin
Don’t overdo it. Use 2-3 times per week at most
Use a light hand when brushing your pet, remember you are using a clipper blade and could cause harm if pressing too hard
Don’t go over the same part of your pets body too many times in the same sitting. This might irritate your pets sensitive skin
Remember there is nothing you can do to stop the shedding process, but managing it effectively can greatly reduce the amount of fur shed in your home