Loc: Stoney Creek , Ontario, Canada
Ok, so im heading out camping this weekend and would like to cut down on the amount of Dog hair that is going to be flying around the car, so i was going to head out and spend the $$ and buy a Furminator, but then someone mentioned another product to me...a Kong Zoom & Groom. Apparently cheaper but just as effective????
Has anyone used the Kong Zoom & Groom? Im hesitant because i've heard so many good things about the Furminator and have never heard of the other product.
I have both but use them both differently. I use the zoom groom when I bathe my stock coat GSD. It works well for me, getting loose, the excess fur and getting the shampoo down to her skin.
She's my atopic dog, so I need to get her skin cleaned as one of her allergens is staph bacteria. I use the zoom groom only for bathing.
I use the furminator for getting the dense undercoat out during times like when she is blowing her coat and now in the summer.
I don't really use it as much in the winter.
I would say that the furminator would be your best bet because it really does a good job getting out the undercoat.
To me the zoom groom rubber nubs just aren't close enough to get out as much fur, if you are wanting to reduce the amount of fur for the time being.
A good session with the furminator and you should be in good shape in the car ride. JMO.
With my short coated GSD I use the Furminator and a steel comb. To much of just the Furminator seems to start pulling top coat also.
With my long, super thick, dense coated GSD the Firminator alone would take forever. I use the rake, the comb and the Furminator on him. Nothing but the rake can get through his tail and furnishings.
In the defense of the Furminator, my dogs are outside 24/7 and I don't do any brushing in the winter. Neither dog developes mats but it's still hard to get through those first few brushings in the spring
2-3 times a week during spring and summer and it's still tough to get through his coat.
I'm WAAAAYYYYYYY late on this topic, but just have to add onto what Bob has said.
As a groomer, I use all the above mentioned tools. ZoomGroom by Kong in the tub, (Just like Joyce!), a combination of a good undercoat rake, and a furminator for the blowing-coat dogs. You know you're done with the rake and furminator when you can get the narrow end of the comb through all of the coat with out uncomfortable resistance. THEN the dog is done. lol. Each has such a specific use, but if I had to choose just one, I think it'd be the furminator. There are some breeds where a undercoat rake just isn't effective, but man, you can get out tons of hair with a furminator! (my Pointer for ex!)
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