There's a New FURminator in Town –and It's Better Than Before

There's a New FURminator in Town –and It's Better Than Before

updated 03/08/2011 at 12:00 PM EST

originally published 03/08/2011 07:45AM

You know the old saying: if it ain't broke, don't fix it. So we were skeptical when FURminator said they had perfected the design of their deShedding tool for pets, which launched back in 2002. It turns out the latest design tweaks definitely improve upon on an already amazing product.

The new deShedding tool still removes an unbelievable amount of loose pet hair (say, enough to knit a large sweater), but it's now tailored to your pet thanks to a modified stainless steel edge. What exactly does that mean? Let's say you have an overweight short-haired feline: the short-hair, large cat tool will eliminate that flying fur. How about a micro-mini shorkie? Try the short-hair, small dog tool. Each of the new deShedding products ($34.99-$72.99) now come customized for a pet's size, length of hair, and life stage (puppy or dog, kitten or cat). There are 17 varieties in all.

Even with the modifications, we're glad FURminator didn't go overboard; the ergonomic grip and the patented FURejector button can still be found on the newer models. And, of course, the tool still reduces shedding up to 90 percent. So, we take comfort in another adage: the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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