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, Bender...is 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.
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.