What is the FURminator?
The FURminator deShedding tool is a stainless steel comb which gets under your dogs topcoat and into the undercoat where loose fur is being shed. Unlike a lot of other brushes on the market, it's been engineered with a button that releases all of the hair that it collects so cleaning it out after using it a few times is really easy. And because the FURminator offers a variety of different brush sizes, you can get one for a dog of any size. And because this brush is designed for dogs with two coats, it's ideal for pugs! My own pug has become a FURminator pug ever since I found this comb, and she really seems to enjoy having it used on her.
Does it work?
After a few uses you can tell there is no doubt this brush does exactly what it is supposed to do. It does a great job of getting rid of excess hair and keeping your floor from being coated in fur. If you want to put a stop to shedding and having fur everywhere, you'll really enjoy having this on hand. And since you're cleaning out the undercoat, your dog will probably be a lot happier too, especially in the summer months.
You'll want to be gentle using it, since the teeth of the comb are sharp, but it's not dangerous or difficult to use. Depending on how much your pug sheds, you may need to brush with the FURminator every few weeks.
While the FURminator is a well made product, after a year or so of heavy use you might find that the teeth of the comb begin to wear down or even break. Fortunately replacement blades are available, but they're fairly hard to find and nearly as expensive as just buying another one. Though, after a few months of use, and having seen the difference this tool makes both in your dog and in your floor, you'll probably be glad to buy a replacement.
What's the bottom line?
In short, I highly recommend the FURminator. It does amazing job of cleaning out the undercoat on your pug and in no time you'll see why you want to have a FURminator pug!