Can you overbrush with the FURminator?

Answered by Robert Flynn

When using the FURminator on your dog, it is important to be cautious and avoid applying too much pressure against their skin. The FURminator is designed to remove loose and dead undercoat, but using excessive pressure can potentially scratch or irritate your dog’s skin. So, it’s crucial to be gentle and mindful of the amount of pressure you’re applying.

Additionally, it’s important not to spend too much time on one area while brushing with the FURminator. While it can be tempting to keep going over the same spot in an attempt to remove every last bit of undercoat, doing so can cause irritation and discomfort for your dog. Instead, go over each area multiple times, but without excessive repetition.

One helpful approach is to divide your dog’s body into sections and work on one section at a time. This way, you can ensure that you’re giving each area of your dog’s body adequate attention without overbrushing any particular spot. By being systematic and methodical in your brushing, you can effectively remove as much undercoat as possible without causing any harm.

It’s also worth noting that the amount of time spent brushing will depend on your dog’s coat type and individual needs. Some dogs may require more frequent and thorough brushing, while others may need less. It’s important to observe your dog’s behavior and response during brushing sessions to determine what works best for them.

While using the FURminator can be an effective way to remove undercoat and reduce shedding, it’s crucial to be gentle and mindful of your dog’s skin. Avoid applying excessive pressure or spending too much time on one area to prevent scratching or irritating their skin. By being cautious and gentle, you can safely and effectively remove the undercoat without overbrushing.