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Old 03-05-2010, 10:05 AM
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They come in three sizes, the large one is a lot more than the littlest one.
Like I said, look on Amazon. The large one is currently $21 (I've seen it go down to $17 on sale!) I was really pleasantly surprised!

Amazon.com: FURminator Large Yellow deShedding Tool with 4-Inch Edge: Home & Garden
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Old 03-05-2010, 02:28 PM
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I bought mine on Craigslist for about $20 (it's the largest one they have) and I love it. It works great on Lacey and it's not stripping the outer coat, but all the downy crap underneath. I don't use it a whole lot, only really during shedding time, but I really love it.

It did not, however, work very well on the long haired cat, but her fur had some mats in it.
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Old 03-05-2010, 02:43 PM
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I have one I use during shedding season on Muffin. I love it for that, because it pulls out all the undercoat way better than a regular brush.

I never thought of using it on a terrier.... Let us know how it goes!
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:10 PM
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Yeah, I kind of made a bald spot on the clinic cat that way before
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Old 03-05-2010, 03:20 PM
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handstripping is just about the same amount of work as a furminator, but with better results. in order to use a furminator without it causing irritation, bald spots, etc, you need to use it sparingly and often (10-15 minutes everyday). handstripping is about the same, time wise, and is about the same amount of work on your hands. but handstripping will get a better result, and will be more worth the time.

Clipping will not do anything bad to your dog, except make the hair softer. this isnt a bad thing, unless you plan on showing. so you can ust get he dog clipped if you want.
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:33 AM
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Target sells a cheaper version, for around $5-10. I have one, it works great on the sheltie mix and the double-coated kitty.
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