What Size FURminator Do I Need?

When shopping for a FURminator SeShedding Tool, it is essential to get the correct size. There are several sizes of FURminator to choose from according to the size of your dog or cat, and the length of their fur. Let’s answer the question “What size FURminator do I need for my pet?”

The FURminator brush comes in a variety of widths and sizes and is perfect for removing loose hair, removing mats and tangles, and reducing shedding.

DOGS - LONG HAIR
FURminator deShedding Tool for Dogs, Large, Long Hair - 101008
DOGS - SHORT HAIR
FURminator deShedding Tool For Dogs – Short, Medium or Long Hair - 101007
CATS - LONG HAIR
FURminator Long Hair deShedding Tool for Cats, Large
CATS - SHORT HAIR
FURminator Short Hair deShedding Tool for Cats, Large
FURminator deShedding Tool for Dogs
FURminator deShedding Tool for Dogs
FURminator deShedding Tool for Cats
FURminator deShedding Tool for Cats
from $17.99
$38.99
from $26.50
$26.50
DOGS - LONG HAIR
FURminator deShedding Tool for Dogs, Large, Long Hair - 101008
FURminator deShedding Tool for Dogs
from $17.99
DOGS - SHORT HAIR
FURminator deShedding Tool For Dogs – Short, Medium or Long Hair - 101007
FURminator deShedding Tool for Dogs
$38.99
CATS - LONG HAIR
FURminator Long Hair deShedding Tool for Cats, Large
FURminator deShedding Tool for Cats
from $26.50
CATS - SHORT HAIR
FURminator Short Hair deShedding Tool for Cats, Large
FURminator deShedding Tool for Cats
$26.50

All models have a laser-cut steel blade, but the blade width varies depending on the size of your pet.  Most importantly, we need to consider the size of your pet.

There are three different blade widths, for large dogs to small sized dogs:

  • Small (> 25 lbs / 11.5 kg)
  • Medium (25 lbs – 50 lbs / 11.5 kg – 23 kg)
  • Large (< 50 lbs / 23 kg)

For cats there are two sizes:

  • Small (> 10 lbs / 4.5 kg)
  • Medium/Large (< 10 lbs / 4.5 kg)

What to Look for When Buying a FURminator

When buying a FURminator, you also need to take into consideration the blade length as well. You’ll want to choose either the long or short blade, depending on the length of your pet’s fur. Short-haired cats and dogs will require the shallow teeth, while long-haired pets will need the FURminator that has longer teeth to reach deeper into their coat.

FURminator Blade Detail
The teeth on the FURminator vary depending on the fur length.

Each pet size and fur length requires a different FURminator. Using the chart below you will be able to find the right FURminator for your pet!

What Size FURminator Do I Need?

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4 thoughts on “What Size FURminator Do I Need?”

  1. I love the furminator! I have two long haired dogs, and they don’t shed but they have to constantly be brushed so they don’t get tangles. Will this work for that, or is this more specifically for dogs that shed? I have kind of waited too long to cut my Shi Tzu’s hair and now he has a lot of knots on his belly. So I was looking for a good brush 🙂

    • Certainly the FURminator deShedding Tool would be a good proactive measure to help reduce tangles, but if you already have knotted fur then you might be more interested the FURminator DeMatting Tool.

  2. Thanks for bringing this “furminator” to my attention. Hair shedding is a problem for many pet owners.

    I have always used the old-fashioned “wig brush” but these are quite limited in their grooming capabilities.

    This “furminator” will be on my list, next time I make it to the pet shop.

    The fact that they are available for different hair lenghts, and different animal sizes, shows that the manufacturers have thought about how to improve this grooming product.

    Which breed of dog sheds the most and do long-haired dogs shed more than short-hairs?

    How does this apply to cats?

    Paul

    • Hey Paul. Shedding really just depends on the breed. You would think that long haired dogs shed more than short haired dogs, but I have a lab and they shed more than you would think was possible. Sometimes I wonder why he isn’t bald! If you’re planning on getting a FURminator, check out Amazon, they have the best price I have found anywhere.

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