It was the end of spring, a day off, I was 37-weeks pregnant and my husband and I decided to go out on a picnic, with our precious doggy, of course.
River bank, delicious snacks, small fire, beautiful sunset.. It was so romantic.
Lora was very happy and constantly jumped with delight. But once I glanced at her, I saw blood flowing out her leg. She wasn’t whining, falling down or limping. On the contrary she was rather lively. I don’t know what was the reason for her good behaviour, maybe dogs have a low pain threshold or maybe she was just shocked.
My husband and I looked her through and we could see a bone in the wound. But the territory was rather safe and we couldn't see anything dangerous there. We still don’t know what the object was that she hurt herself with.
But getting back to that day I can say that we immediately hurried to the nearest vet, thank God there was one a few miles away from the place where we stayed.
The vet assured us that Lora’s sinew was fine and she wouldn’t limp.
They sewed her leg, gave pills and of course offered us some products for out doggy. Since we both, my hubby and I, were almost fainting and were worried about our dog we agreed to buy almost everything they had in the clinic.
Including this, FURminator Small Long Hair Dog deShedding Tool.
Made in U.S
stainless steel, plastic, rubber
By reducing shedding up to 90%, the FURminator deShedding Tool enables you to share your home with your dog, without surrendering it to his hair.
Stainless steel edge reaches deep beneath your dog's long topcoat to safely remove undercoat and loose hair, The FURejector button cleans and removes loose hair from the tool with ease.
How does it work:
When used as directed, the design of the edge allows the tool to push through the topcoat to easily and gently remove the undercoat and loose hair without cutting or damaging the dog's delicate skin.
They say that the tool’s best use is 2-3 times a month in the transition from winter to summer time when dog sheds profusely.
The FURejector easily removes the dead hair from the tool.
It was 2014 when we bought it for $35
By the way, to pair the tool we also bought the FURMINATOR shampoo that smell heavenly and after grooming and a bath our Lora smells and feels divine.
And now a few words about her shedding:
Usually the shedding lasts for 1-2 weeks but most of all in spring and autumn.
But our Lora sheds profusely in June and closer to New Year’s Eve.
In winter, when it’s rather cold outside, she loses lots of her undercoat and I guess that she feels cold.
I always know when the shedding comes. Her increased appetite, when she is ready to eat everything that moves, signifies that shedding was coming.
We live near the park with a pond and ducks in it. So, we walk there almost every day with our daughter and the dog. And Lora always makes me feel embarrassed when she catches the bread that people throw to the ducks, making them look at me as though I never feed my dog properly.
And overfeeding is highly prohibited to this breed as they tend to be obese. And obesity is the worst thing in the world, even for a dog, as it makes the immune system much weaker.
So, each time before shedding we both feel bad: me because I have to accurately weigh the kibble for her not to give out too much, and Lora, as she thinks that I’m mean.
After shedding the dog literally becomes two times smaller.
One time grooming
And from time to time I do handmade things and this time I decided to make a mini-Lora 50% from her own coat.
Her first shedding was at the time when I was pregnant taking hormonal pills which means that I was super excited and worried about everything. So, there was so much dead hair that I thought out dog was almost dying and quickly sent my hubby with Lora to the vet.
The vet took her blood for a test and later told that Lora was absolutely fine, just shedding.
The first shedding seemed to be the longest and most tiring. Her hair was everywhere, in our bed, kitchen, floor, etc. We were so tired from vacuuming all the time!
We even had to change our carpet, as the older one was white and her hairs were well visible on it.
I’ve never thought that I may be so thankful to the day when Laura hurt herself on that picnic hence we bought that tool. By the way, her leg healed very quickly and now she feels fine.
This is how three of us, two times a year handle Lora’s shedding. We take turns brushing her and I have to admit that she’s very patient.
I can’t say that she likes this procedure, as she can drag her legs, look at us very mournful yet she never runs away.
The grooming takes a lot of time and I presume it’s unpleasant, especially on the legs and genitals.
In this photo you can see the patient number of the tool and it’s engraving.
And the unique number at the back.
I highly recommend this tool for everybody who owns a fluffy pet. FURMINATOR will become a great ally for you.