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Thread: Furminator and Miracle Groom for pets

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    Since I did not wish to hi-jack tdgiffins post about the Furminator grooming tool, I am posting this about the 5 in1 groom spray I use along with the Furminator.
    Several years ago I discovered Miracle Groom by Absorbine which is a company that makes horse products. Miracle Groom (MG) is the absolute best groom product I have found for our pets. You can buy MG by the quart or the gallon. It cleans, conditions, deoderizes, detangles, and shines up the coat. It leaves no greasy residue, works w/o soap and water, needs no rinsing, and removes stains on the coat and brightens the colors.

    Lat week, our cat, Mr. Tubbs, who is a cream and gold cat, came in after rolling in cow poohey in the cow pasture next door. I got an old towel and my MG, sprayed the MG onto the towel to dripping point and proceeded to towel off the goo. No stain no odor from the pooh and good as new. (Hey, that rhymed)

    The collie in my avatar has not been bathed in over three years or more. He is an indoor/outdoor dog. He plays hard outside, loves to run into the fields, roll in the grass, etc. He has long hair and only gets brushed out once a month if that when I trim his nails. I spray the MG onto his coat and rub in as directed, then I use the Furminator to brush down deep and get all the dead dry hair sitting on the skin out. The MG has a very nice mild odor to it, smells fresh and clean, and will not hurt the animal (keep out of the face area unless you spray on your hands and rub in away from the eyes). I have had Laddie for over 5 years and he never gets tangles in his hair and I believe it is due to the MG. He alway's smells good and his coat has a sheen to it and bounces when he walks.
    Our German Shep. mix has short rough coat. I can use this method on him and when he rolls in cow poohey and no odor (his coat is black so hard to say no stain but I doubt it). His coat is then shiny and becomes wavy after using MG.

    The cats love me to spray it on my hands and rub it all over them. We then use the Furminator (for cats) on them and not a one runs away. We do have one that is a bit obnoxious so we pet her and scratch her ears with one hand as we use the Furminator on her. Do you know that very fine cat hair you see all over your furniture? Well it will decrease tremendously after you use these two products.
    No, I don't sell them, work for them, or have stock in the companies that make them (although I wish I did), I just know a good product when I use it and want to pass it on to my quilting buddies. For the price of one grooming (depending on where you live) you can purchase both of these products and groom your critter yourself and have more bonding time. I groom on a Sunday afternoon about once a month.

    Remember, Laddie has not had a bath in 3-5 years and Kaden has had only two and that was because he got skunked.

    www.absorbine.com to read more and see where you can purchase it.

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    I have a Sheltie with a very heavy coat and I use the Furminator on him and it does work. I will check out MG at our local pet shop and if it can't find it there I will go on line for it. Sounds like something I could really use since it is so hard with my bad back to bath our Jasper. Thanks for the tip.

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    thanks for all of your information

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    Sounds great! Do you think that would work on poodles tight curls?

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    Thanks for the tips! I have never heard of either, but have two furballs who might benefit from these!

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    Cool idea - that would come in handy in the winter when it's too cold for them to have a water bath.

    I'll have to check with my 'horse friends'.

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    Thank You. I will look into this. I go crazy trying to keep up with the furballs.

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    What timely news~!~ Yesterday I had to cut a bunch of huge "lumpies" as we call them, off Sonia our cat. I use the furminator on all the cats but she gets really upset when I do her flanks. Well, she had some really big wads of fur clumps and I had to cut them. Wow, she was upset!! On top of it she has an attitude to begin with. The others let me brush them with a minimum of fuss. Not her. She acts like you're killing her just with a brush! (DRAMA QUEEN)
    Thanks so much for the tip. I'm going to check it out.
    I have to say whoever designed the furminator deserves an award!!! :D

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    Thanks! I have a long haired kitty, Boo, who gets the WORST tangles!

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    I have a little 5 lb Chihuahua and with me only having a part-time job earning minimum wage, I have had to stop taking her to the groomer. I know she is small enough for me to bathe myself, but I get so freaked out, and I think she picks up on that.

    Do you think this stuff would work good for her?

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    It sounds wonderful. I'm going to look for it for my cats and DGDs dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilaciris
    I have a little 5 lb Chihuahua and with me only having a part-time job earning minimum wage, I have had to stop taking her to the groomer. I know she is small enough for me to bathe myself, but I get so freaked out, and I think she picks up on that.

    Do you think this stuff would work good for her?
    You betcha. I think because she is so tiny, you may want to purchase the cat Furminator comb. The quart bottle of MG will last you more than a year (I bet even two) even if you use it once a week which you can. Her size and coat should make her pretty easy to care for. You will be surprised what that Furminator will pull out of her.

    Hey all! Remember to trim their nails every couple of weeks. Did ya know a dogs nails should not touch or click the floor when they walk? Remember to have some Blood Stop or similar on hand just in case you get the cuticle. Make sure those dew claws are not curling back into the skin. They need trimmed back if they are. Better to have a professional do this just in case. It also is not for the squeemish at heart.

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    Make sure you go to their website to find out where they sell it in your area. Shipping on the gallon size is over teeh hill, but I may have to go that route this time.
    I picked up my original bottle at a pet show in PA several years ago. It came with a nice quart spray bottle.
    Wish you could have seen her working on the long haired, matted, dog. I was amazed at how easy the snarls were coming out.

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    Thanks for sharing this! There's a feed store nearby that should have this, according to the site, so I'm going to pick some up. Our wheaton terrier, she is smelly, bu I can't afford to take her to the groomer right now!

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    Yeah! Make sure you read the directions. I think you will really like the product. I know my critters love the massage they get.

    My DD has alot of chemical allergies and this does not bother her in any way.
    My DH has allergies (yes, even the dogs and cats) and he says it is a very pleasant smell that does not bother him either.

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    Thanks for the info...I sent it on to my DD who has several pets! :D

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    You bettcha Ditter. Hope she finds it useful.

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