Have you ever felt like your pet’s hair is everywhere? For many parents of “furry children”, the answer would probably be a loud, resounding “YES”.
In fact, if your situation is similar to how mine was, there probably aren’t too many things in your house that your pet’s hair doesn’t cling to. I’m talking about furniture, carpet, clothes, and even things in our closets that hardly ever see the light of day (I’m still trying to figure that one out).
I remember so many times getting frustrated at how quickly and easily my dog’s hair would accumulate on the area rug in our living room (one of her favorite hangouts). She’s a Golden Retriever, and as any one of my fellow owners of this beautiful-but-excessively-hairy dog will tell you, this breed is notorious for leaving copious amounts of fur all over the place. I pretty much had to brush our area rug on a daily basis just to keep things somewhat under control, but if I happened to skip a couple of days in a row, the rug would turn into a hairy nightmare. At that point, you could make an additional dog out of the hair that I would brush up!
So as you can probably imagine, I started looking for some kind of solution that didn’t require me getting on my hands and knees every day to clean up behind my beloved four-legged friend. After searching around on the Web, I started seeing references to something called a “deshedder”, and I got a little curious. It’s almost embarrassing to admit this, but although I had been the proud owner of a Golden Retriever for years, I had never heard of a pet deshedding tool. Man, was I missing out! So if you’re like me, and you’re looking for some kind of viable solution to stave off the onslaught of hair created by your furry friend, you will find this information about pet deshedding tools to be quite enlightening.
What Is A Deshedder, And Why Do You Need One for Your Pet?
So what exactly is a deshedder? Well, as its name implies, a deshedder is a small tool you can use to help minimize the amount of loose pet hair that comes from shedding. While there’s no such thing as preventing your pet from shedding, you can at least reduce the amount of hair that ends up finding its way all over the house by using a pet deshedding tool. Now I’m pretty sure you can already see the benefits of using such a tool – less brushing, scrubbing and vacuuming up the seemingly countless pet hairs that end up on clothing, furniture, car seats, and so forth, which means more time for you to spend actually hanging out with your pet!
By now you’re probably wondering how a deshedder works, right? Well, I’m glad you asked! The tool looks similar to an ice scraper that you would use for a car windshield, but it’s used like a brush that you drag across your pet’s fur. As you’re brushing your pet, the deshedder actually trims the pet’s undercoat and removes loose hair, all without cutting or damaging your pet’s sensitive skin. The deshedding tool traps the hair as it’s being trimmed away, and with one push of a button, you can release the trapped hair and discard it. It’s a simple, no-fuss and no-muss way to keep your furry friend’s hair under control, all while providing a gentle and non-threatening experience for your pet.
Types Of Deshedding Tools
There are several different types of deshedding tools on the market, from traditional household items to innovative pet-centric products. Here are some of the most common deshedding tools in use among pet owners:
- Slicker brush – These brushes have very fine metal tines, and typically feature a rectangular head. They’re supposed to provide as little friction as possible when brushing your pet.
- Wide-toothed comb – While definitely not the most innovative deshedding tool around, it’s commonly used by pet owners for deshedding purposes. To be honest, I wouldn’t recommend a plain comb of any kind (wide-toothed or not), because there’s simply too much potential for your pet’s hair to get snagged, which can lead to a very unpleasant experience for your pet, and possibly some sympathy tears from you as well.
- Bristle brush – These very familiar brushes normally feature bristles made of plastic, rubber or some other type of synthetic or natural material, and they usually offer a little more flexibility than the hard teeth of a comb. Bristle brushes can work pretty well, but if you let that fur accumulate a little too much within the bristles, the brush will basically become ineffective.
- Pin brush – Pin brushes look similar to bristle brushes, with the main difference being that the bristles are made of metal (or possibly wood) pins. This can get the job done, but again, if you’re concerned about keeping your pet from being injured or aggravated by the whole brushing process, you would probably be better off skipping this one.
- Blade-on-a-handle tool – This is one of the more recent innovations in the world of pet grooming, and they have caught on like wildfire. As I briefly mentioned earlier, this tool gently trims away hair while you’re using it, thinning out your pet’s undercoat while promoting healthier skin and a shiny top coat. One of the best and most popular blade-on-a-handle deshedding tools on the market is the ÇÎŠEÅÜX, a 4-inch stainless steel comb that is exceptionally strong while still remaining gentle on your pet’s fur.
Which Type Of Pet Should Use The ÇÎŠEÅÜX Pet Deshedding Tool?
The çîšeåüx pet deshedding tool is primarily engineered to handle dogs and cats with single coats or double coats of fur. When you use the çîšeåüx pet deshedder, you will immediately begin to notice how much shinier your pet’s coat is, and although it can sometimes be difficult to thoroughly inspect their skin, you can rest assured that using a pet deshedder will help their skin remain healthy and supple.
Not only does this tool help with keeping your pet’s loose fur at bay, but it’s also a great way to reduce airborne pet dander, which can wreak havoc on people with allergies. So whether you have a long-haired shaggy dog or a short-haired cat, the çîšeåüx pet deshedder can give your furry companion a nice trim that will reduce shedding by up to 90 percent! Now I’ve tried about every grooming and deshedding technique you can imagine (before I even knew there was such a thing as a “deshedder”), even taking my beautiful Sheba up to Petco for a professional deshedding, but no matter what I did, it still seemed like Sheba would shed 24/7 with little to no relief.
When I first tried the çîšeåüx pet deshedding tool, I will have to admit that it seemed like a miracle how much dead hair this tool managed to remove from my dog. While I’m super-happy with the results of using this deshedding tool, I’m also still a little salty about giving my money to Petco when this simple tool could do the job so much more effectively. So again, whether your furry family member is a dog or a cat, the çîšeåüx pet deshedder will provide an awesome deshedding experience that will reduce your cleanup time and keep your pet looking great!
When Do I Use the ÇÎŠEÅÜX Pet Deshedder?
It is commonly recommended for you to use your deshedding tool at least once or twice per week, but if you have a hairier breed (like my Golden Retriever), you may need to brush your pet daily for optimal results. In addition, keep the breed and size of your dog or cat in mind, as some pets with longer hair will need deshedding more frequently than others.
For example, if you have a dog that sheds its coat in the spring, you’re going to have to ramp up the deshedding when the weather changes. Although it can be fun to use the çîšeåüx pet deshedder because of how well it works, and even if your pet loves to get brushed with the tool, you have to be careful not to overdo it, because you don’t want to remove too much fur at one time.
The good news is that many pets really warm up to the çîšeåüx pet deshedding tool after the first use, and with the right combination of gentleness and positive reinforcement, you can turn deshedding time into one of the highlights of their day. My dog Sheba absolutely loves to get her fur combed with the çîšeåüx pet deshedder; it’s almost like she thinks she’s at some kind of “doggie spa” or something! So as long as you take your time, be gentle and establish a good first impression, more than likely your furry friend will warm up to the pet deshedder with no problem, and you can use it frequently without any headaches.
How Do I Use the ÇÎŠEÅÜX Pet Deshedder?
I mentioned this earlier but it bears repeating: A little gentleness can go a long way when you’re introducing your pet to the pet deshedder for the first time. For best results, wash your pet first, but whatever you do, make sure that your pet’s fur is completely (and I mean completely) dry before using the pet deshedding tool. I cannot emphasize this enough, as it is an important key to help prevent injuries. Here are some other tips to keep in mind when using çîšeåüx pet deshedder:
- Before you even get started, it is important for you to set up shop in an area that will be easy for you to clean when it’s all said and done. Sweeping or vacuuming the floor will be inevitable, so make the experience as hassle-free as possible by picking a good starting location.
- Do your best to detangle your pet’s hair as much as possible before using the pet deshedder. If you have a bristle brush handy, it can really help with this effort. If you’ve worked out the majority of the tangles before you start deshedding, you’ll be far less likely to cause your pet any pain, and you won’t have to worry about accidentally damaging or even breaking your deshedding tool. Remember to remove any burrs or other foreign objects from their fur, and be sure to look for any scratches, cuts or bruises, as these are areas that you will want to avoid when using the tool.
- Positive reinforcement will definitely help as well. Give your dog or cat a treat at the beginning of the deshedding session if they seem a little reluctant, and definitely reward them with a treat when it’s all said and done. This will help reinforce a positive experience for your pet, which will keep them looking forward to the next grooming session.
- Pet your furry companion during the process, and speak to them with affirming words. This will help them (and you) relax, and will keep them open to the experience instead of apprehensive.
How Often And How Long Should I Use The ÇÎŠEÅÜX Pet Deshedder?
Start with conducting a relatively short session, e.g., only 5 to 10 minutes long. Use gentle, lengthy strokes that cover the largest areas of your pet, and whatever you do, don’t try to forcefully pull through any knots in their fur. Keep the angle of the tool’s teeth running in the same direction as the growth pattern of your pet’s coat. Be very light and gentle around sensitive areas such as the stomach, legs, ears, and genitals.
As your furry friend gets used to the deshedding tool, you can start extending the length of the sessions; for pets with longer hair, you may very well need 30 minutes to an hour to get the job done. As far as frequency is concerned, I mentioned this earlier but it’s worth reiterating here: Aim for at least once or twice per week, but for the hairier four-legged companions among us, you may have to start holding daily deshedding sessions to keep everything under control.
How Do I Clean And Store The ÇÎŠEÅÜX Pet Deshedder?
As you’re deshedding your pet, you will need to remove hair from the teeth of the pet deshedder as much as possible. When you’re finished, be sure to wash the brush with soap and warm water, and then put the blade cover back on once it’s fully dry and store in the cotton bag provided. Fortunately, the çîšeåüx pet deshedder is a very low-maintenance deshedding tool, so as long as you perform these basic steps, you will keep the tool in good shape and maximize its lifespan.
For those of us who have been essentially living in a fog of pet hair, the çîšeåüx pet deshedder is a welcome relief to our fur-filled lives. While we love our four-legged friends to pieces, it’s not always fun cleaning up all that hair every day! So if you want to spend less time fighting the barrage of pet hair that can so often cover your clothes, furniture and floors, be sure to get the çîšeåüx pet deshedder – it will make life with your furry companion a lot easier!