With shedding season soon upon us, an effective grooming tool is going to be your best defense against an apartment full of pet hair. Back in 2017, Strategist contributor (and cat owner) Elizabeth Gumport tipped us off to the FURminator, a de-shedding tool designed to reach through your pet’s topcoat and grab any trapped or matted fur underneath, making for a much more effective grooming experience. Gumport went so far as to deem it “the greatest pet brush of all time,” having discovered that after brushing her cat weekly with the FURminator, the “ambient cat hair in the apartment was significantly reduced,” and her couch was “no longer weirdly embroidered with white fur.” She saw fewer fur balls, too, since the device found all of the excess fur her cat would normally remove himself with his tongue. While all of the above makes the FURminator a worthy splurge even at full price, we were delighted to find it on sale for 23 percent off today over at Amazon — even cheaper than the last time we spotted it on sale. It ships free for Prime members, and reviewers add that it works just as well for small dogs, too.
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