Rabbits and ferrets swallow hair when grooming themselves and are unable to expel it. By removing the loose hair they would normally swallow, the FURminator® Small Animal deShedding Tool helps prevent potentially life-threatening hairballs from developing.
Directions for use: For best results, we recommend deShedding your pet immediately after washing and drying. Use only on a completely dry coat. Before using the deShedding tool, perform a complete physical inspection of your pet. If you see tangles or matting in his coat, take him to a grooming salon for professional treatment before using the deShedding tool. Look for sores, bruises and skin conditions, which may be concealed by his coat. If your pet has any of these conditions, seek treatment from a veterinarian before brushing. Use the deShedding tool much like a brush and gently stroke across the pet's coat in the direction of hair growth, angling the stainless steel teeth of the deShedding edge toward the coat. Start from the head and work your way back, using extra care near the pet's stomach, legs, genitals and anus. Avoid making excessive strokes in a single area, instead using long, gentle strokes up and away from your pet's skin. Deep or rough brushing can cause your pet's skin to become red and irritated, so do not apply too much weight or downward pressure. If you notice any redness or irritation, discontinue use. Remove excess hair from the teeth of the deShedding tool as you work by pushing the FURejector button.