Sep 21, 2010

Ah, the irrational things we do for our pets.

This is the FURminator collection of deshedding tools for for dogs and cats.  The FURminator is designed to remove excess hair from your pet, rather than having it line every surface of your house.

Note the yellow one, it is the tool for large dogs, like our Lacey the Wonder Dog.

The FURminator line sells for between $37.99 and $72.99 at our local PetSmart store and I assume yours.

The aforementioned yellow tool goes for $62.99 at PetSmartand and at PETCO stores for a mere $54.99.

This is the same yellow FURminator, in last year's model that I was able to purchase from Amazon for $7.95.  Free shipping, arrived in 2 days.  Sure it doesn't have the retractable blade and the swell FRUminator logo on the front, but it works just the same as the current year's version.

Call me nuts, but $62.99 for a dog brush seems like Paris Hilton territory.

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Perpetual Chocoholic said...

That price is for people who think their dogs are their children.

Barbara said...

We've had a Furminator for some time that works like a charm. It's the bare bones model. I'm pretty sure we would never have paid more than $10 for it, but it has been worth every penny not to have all that dog hair on the floor. Jake loves being Furminated; he thinks it's a massage!

Mustang Sally said...


I heartily disagree PC. My dog IS my child but you'd not catch me paying that kind of money for a brush, not even for me.

That price is for people with more money than brains.

Annie Ha said...

some pet things are shady. my friend has to be special food for her dog that she can ONLY purchase at her vet's office. now that is shady to me.

Reya Mellicker said...

Wow there's really something that removes dog hair? I've found that the best way to keep from having to deal with dog hair is to not have a dog.

Cleanliness is not always the best thing in the world.

Bella Rum said...

File this one under hot tips, Merle. I'd buy one right now if I only had a dog.

Steve Reed said...

I kind of feel like dog hair just goes with the territory. I just vacuum a lot!