Sunday, June 27, 2010

Product Review: FURminator deShedding Shampoo and Solution

Sunday mornings I like to go to Target to check out the new sales and do my shopping before the store gets busy.

This morning I discovered FURminator deShedding Shampoo and deShedding Solution on clearance for $6.48 each down from the original price of $13 a bottle.

I know our vet and my mom's neighbor who is a groomer recommend them, also I'm a sucker for clearance and for my dogs so I picked up a bottle of each.

I decided when I got home that it was bath time as both dogs were starting to smell like stinky feet.

We've started giving them a bath at the same time - it's just easier that way. Bones will hop in the tub without being told, a different story.

We started with the FURminator deShedding Shampoo. First observation - it's blue, VERY VERY bright blue. Also, it smells amazing! Coconut - very summery. It lathers well, although we usually use a little more on Bender due to his thick coat. The bottle says let it sit 5-10 minutes, I think we made it 3 before Bender tried to leap from the tub. I don't know any Corgi that is willing to sit with shampoo on them for 10 minutes, but I don't think our 3 minutes will affect the outcome. It rinsed off cleanly, that's a big plus - I hate shampoos that make the dogs feel slimy even after it's washed off.

Ingredients in deShedding Shampoo

After we finished rinsing the shampoo off we moved on to the FURminator deShedding Solution. C commented that he wanted to skip it with Bender as he was already restless and disgruntled at having been tossed in the tub. I told him Bender was already wet, he'd be fine a few more minutes. This solution had the consistency of a conditioner and it had a fresh smell. I felt we had to use more than we should because it didn't spread as well as the shampoo. The bottle said to let the solution sit for 5 minutes, again I think we only made it 3. I felt that the solution took longer to rinse off than the shampoo.

Ingredients in deShedding Solution

Overall I'd say if you can find it on clearance great, but I'm not sure I'd spend $13 for each bottle. The dogs do smell great (so do my hands!), we'll have to wait and see how effective it is on shedding.

Disgruntled Corgi.


  1. ooo definitely keep us updated on their shedding!! Anything to slow down hair puffs everywhere is worth it IMO :)

  2. hahaha i love the picture of him...he looks so angry but still very cute :)

  3. THAT is DEFINITELY a PO'd corgi! How funny! That was a great review, and I liked seeing all the ingredients, which were great ones, too. I might even buy some if I find it on sale, though I don't have a furminator... those are pretty expensive, though so many say they are really great! Do you have one? Like Kelly said, anything that helps with corgi shedding would be great!

  4. I found them marked down even more a few weeks ago, $3 a bottle, so I picked up two more.

    I do have a furminator, it was a gift to Bender from his grandma. It's an amazing tool to own, especially with dogs that shed a lot.

    And the result of the shampoo is that it helped with shedding a little, but I probably need to try it during a heavier shedding season. Although, both boys smelled great for at least 3 weeks!

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  8. You totally used the products wrong. You HAVE to leave it on for 10 mins. This is when the follicles looses and helps the hair fall out! You Cant "wait and see how it will work". Its done! It doesn't "slow it down". It gets it out...if you follow the directions!

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