If you are family to a dog, then you know Spring is on the way just by all the extra dog hair littering your floor, clothes and furniture. I struggle every year to brush out as much of that loose, dead fur as much as possible, but somehow there is always more! It’s like a never ending cycle and seems like I’m still dealing with the fur blow out until late summer. If you struggle like me, then you will be interested in what I have to say next!
I was lucky enough to get the chance to try out and review the ShedNinja. This is a very unique style of grooming tool because it has a double bladed undercoat rake plus a shed blade. The undercoat rake is a must have for any double coated dog owner (like Siberian Husky, Australian Shepherd, Golden Retriever and others.) It sifts through the top coat and literally rakes out the loose and dead, shed fur of the undercoat. If you have a dog with an undercoat, you need a rake! The ShedNinja doubles up on the rake blade, making it even more effective.
I was sent 2 sizes, a large and a small because of the 3 dogs I have. Two have double coats and the third is a wire hair terrier mix. Because of her hair style, a double bladed rake won’t work for her, but the shed blade does. I used a FURminator knock off on my dogs before using the ShedNinja for the video review just to really put it to the test. It still pulled out more loose fur! If that loose fur was left on my dogs, it could have turned into a nasty mat, causing all sorts of problems.
The ShedNinja handle is larger than any others I have used, and has rubber gripping down the side. With my medical conditions, this made it easier to hold. I was not dropping it like I do others with smooth plastic handles. I could hold it through and entire body brushing of a dog. To add to this product’s ingenious design, the blade head actually moves. It pivots, not too easily but not too stiffly either which, in my opinion, makes brushing a dog safer. Metal blades can be a danger to a dog’s skin if you brush too hard or catch a mat or tangle. Luckily, this one can move with the curves of your dog’s body, which can actually help to prevent cuts and scrapes.
In other words, I would recommend the ShedNinja to the first time dog owner and especially to professional groomers. Even those of you with years and years of grooming experience like myself will find the convenience of 2 types of brushes on a single item.
Don’t forget your poop bags!