GIVEAWAY: Traveling During Shedding Season #PetHairSolutions


Let’s face it: hair happens. Around our house, we’ve come to expect and accept shed dog hair on ourselves and on our furniture, especially during shedding season.

But when we travel with Irie and Tiki, we want to put our best paw forward…which means NOT leaving a trail of curly white Tiki hair and short, spiky Irie hair as we go. While we always travel with old bedsheets to drape over the hotel bed and couch, if the room has one, we also don’t want to leave shed hair anywhere in the room. As we all know, it finds its way, like furry tumbleweeds, into every corner of every room.

When we’re traveling, we bring along a FURminator deShedding tool to keep hair from raining down on hotel rooms…


…or restaurant patios…


Using the FURminator shedding solutions products helps reduce shedding up to 90 percent…and that’s a lot of Tiki and Irie hair!


Now one lucky DogTipper reader will win their choice of FURminator deShedding download-300x145solutions products! You’ll find a giveaway widget below and please be sure to follow FURminator and learn more about this company through these links:

 Win Your Own FURminator!

You’ll find several ways to enter in the widget below; you can always return to this widget for additional giveaways. Good luck!

This post is sponsored by FURminator. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about FURminator, but DogTipper only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. FURminator is not responsible for the content of this article.

About Paris Permenter & John Bigley

Paris Permenter and John Bigley are the award-winning authors of over 30 pet and travel books as well as the founders and publishers of CatTipper and DogTipper.

  • Shelly PoochparkWear

    Sooooooo would love to win one for Layla

  • RitaMeow

    I attempt to brush Stella weekly but she has other ideas. Would love to try the FURminator to make grooming at home easier. Thanks DogTipper!

  • Jason Diehl

    At least weekly

  • Lindsey Wilmoth

    At least once a week

  • Kacey Dillman

    As a pet sitter, I usually have to brush them every time I see them because their humans are too busy!

  • SGilbert

    I brush Schooner and Skipper at least 3-4 times a week. They love to be brushed!

  • RebeccaM

    We manage to get the entire dog at least once a week, but in sections. He doesn’t like to sit still.

  • Darlene Carbajal

    Not much.

  • Cropperhopper

    I try to brush my 3 dogs several times a week. Especially my cockapoo to avoid knots and burrs.

  • Candice

    I try for at least 3 times a week. They shed a ton!

  • Holly E

    I brush my dog 3-4 times per week.

  • I brush my dogs daily. It’s part of our morning routine.

  • abedabun dawn

    I brush my dogs everyday if they are shedding, but if not shedding I brush once or twice a week when I give them their bathes.

  • marhaz

    I brush MaggieMae about every other day

  • katsrus

    I brush once a week.
    Sue B

  • dawn rasor

    I brush once a week too and also take a latex glove and rub them with it to remove some loose fur. Then I do a long grooming about every 3 weeks. Murphy & Izzo just had baths too.

  • Heartprints Pets

    We brush daily.

  • Linda Szymoniak

    With five Treeing Walker Coonhounds and three cats, including a Maine Coon with long fur, I have my hands full when it comes to brushing my furbabies. The two short-haired cats pretty much take care of their own, and my five Coonhounds will get brushed anywhere from once a week, during low shedding time, to daily, when they are shedding heavily. Mostly it’s my boy, Seiji, who needs to be brushed more often since he has longer, fuller fur than my other four dogs. Koneko, my Maine Coon, actually needs a daily brush all year round, so luckily other family members help with him. He tangles quite a bit if we don’t keep up with the brushing, and even then he’ll still get tangles.

    • Linda Szymoniak

      I did want to add that when I brush “daily”, it’s more a case of a touch-up and not a full brushing. My dogs are short haired, which really helps.

  • Brynn

    I usually giver her a good brushing and bathing once a week

  • Deanna

    My dog is brushed 3 times a week. But it seems like she needs it even more lately.

  • Joy Deschaine

    Bout 3

  • Jim Hayes

    At least 2-3 times a week I try to brush him.

  • Phoenixtl

    Once or twice a week.

  • sherry butcher

    about one a week, I’m not good at this he needs more.

  • Helga

    Not much at all, they don’t need it really.

  • Cara LeAnn Harmon

    Once a week or so is all I brush my baby girl.

  • Bianca

    Usually 3 times a week for both my corgi’s and husky, but the past few weeks about 5 times for my 1 year old corgi and 3 year old Siberian husky since they are blowing their coats.

  • mickeyfan

    In the summer we have Sophie shaved down, so the need for brushing diminishes. In the winter it’s about 3x week.

  • Jennifer Leigh Dace

    I try to groom my fur kids really good once a week. However, during the shedding season, we get in 2-3 more days of a good brush down. We vaccuum every day to try and cut down on the hair floating around and the increase in brushing helps cut down on hair everywhere else in the house.

  • Daraya

    I try to brush my dogs at least every other day!

  • Barley hates to be brushed, so we do several (usually 3-4) short brushing sessions a week. She doesn’t mind my parents’ furminator as much as her brush.

  • Julie Price

    I brush the golden retriever 2-3 times per week. The greyhounds are once a week.

  • Brigid OHara Koshko

    I brush our lab mix once every week, but she is 14 years old and doesn’t want to sit still.

  • Wen Budro

    I try to remember to do it every other day or so.

    • Lisa F.

      Your pic is so cute! LOL!

  • Lisa F.

    I try to brush my dogs weekly.

  • kim

    I usually brush my dogs every other day

  • Colleen Boudreau

    at least once.

  • LyricInTime2803

    I brush my dogs every day- at least their tales and bellies and areas that might tangle. More in depth brushing weekly.

  • Christina Sparks

    three times per week.

  • Sky Evans

    I brush my dog once a wekk

  • Ruckus the Eskie

    once to twice a week…Should be daily though!

  • desithebonde

    i have 2 of them pom is shaved but has to be brushed every day princess one time a day

  • Angela Cash

    Both of my dogs have short hair so I usually only brush them once a week. I do have a long haired cat who requires brushing every day so that he does not become a matted mess.

  • Veronica Valdez

    I brush my dogs at least once a week.

  • Leela

    A few times a week.

  • Carol Denny

    I brush her a couple of time a week but now she need it every day!

  • Richard Hicks

    I brush 1-2 times a week.

  • CandieL

    We brush our Yorkie at least once or twice a week. Thank you

  • 365daysofkay

    We brush our dog about twice a week

  • AnnaZed

    Maybe once a week, maybe less!
    {in the contest I am Margot Core on the automated entry form}

  • kathy pease

    we usually do it once per week

  • Atreau

    I brush her once a week.

  • lilyk

    once a week