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Tips: Control Shedding

| Updated Dec 29, 2017
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We love Bo, our Norwegian Elkhound dog, but there is definitely one thing we don’t love: His fur.

In other words, he sheds.

A lot.

He is a big dog with a thick, healthy double coat of long hair and with the heat and humidity that comes with the summer travel season, Bo lots of very visible traces of his presence behind.

That’s why we are so glad to have discovered the Furminator Pet De-Shedding Tool.

This is a very special brush. It's about $15 on Amazon tight now. We've seen t sometimes priced and well over $50 in pet stores.

But we think it’s worth every bit of that. The Stainless steel deShedding edge reaches deep beneath his topcoat to gently remove loose hair. One swipe and it makes you a believer. It reduces shedding better than any brush, rake or comb we’ve tried. The manufacturer says it reduces shedding by up to 90 percent and we believe it.

Tips: Control Shedding 2The tool comes with a great ejector button that cleans and removes loose hair from the tool with ease.

And Bo actually seems to like it. In the summertime, getting rid of all that excess fur and hair makes for a very happy travel buddy.

Mike and I like it because there is much less dog hair in the RV.

In short, the Furminator makes us all happy campers.

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Jennifer Wendland

Published on 2017-12-29

Jennifer Wendland travels North America with husband, Mike, in a small Motorhome. She has worked with Mike as a television producer and traveled extensively all over the world. She is a self-described "gym rat," enjoying fitness and exercise wherever she goes. She is a certified Water Aerobics instructor and has taught large group classes in leading health clubs for more than 20 years. She and Mike have three grown children and seven grandchildren. They travel about two weeks out of every month. When not on the road, they live in southeastern Michigan.

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