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Ruff N' Ruffus via Amazon has Ruff 'n Ruffus Self-Cleaning Slicker Brush + 7.5" Steel Comb + Pet Nail Clippers for $9.78 w/ promotion code 68WNRZY3. Shipping is free with Prime or on orders $25+. Thanks iconian
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"Amazon's choice for for "ruff n ruffus brush" "
Lol. If you haven't figured out how gameable the Amazon's Choice system is this is an example: it's not an overall best seller of dog brushes. It is purchased often when people search for that exact term.

sold by Ruff 'n Ruffus & FBA.

did anyone look at price trackers?
price without coupon was $9.97 for months earlier this year.
then price hike. now COUPON! ...back to basically original price. ($0.20 savings below that to be fair)
the strike thru price is a joke.
180 days average price is $11.82

$9.80 a week ago
https://slickdeals.net/share/android_app/fp/569183
(same OP, 25TU)
same coupon code

if you need this it's an ok price. but the perceived massive discount is not correct.
don't blindly believe "Popular" posts are actually amazing deals anymore :/
Bought at last deal for the cat hair brush. The comb is very basic, i wouldn't use it as it's barely soldered together pieces of metal. The nail trimmer feels weak and i would not recommend for anything but small small dogs. Think 20lb or less dogs with thinner nails. The cat comb is interesting but i see the brush head quickly getting full of hair and needing to just be trashed. Its a junk set, I've gotten better combs and nail trimmers from dollar store for a lot less.

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Got this set and about a week and a half ago when it was on sale last, I also got a pet-friendly vacuum for my new shelter dog, turns out she is deathly afraid of the vacuum but this set works perfectly! she loves when I groom her and patiently sits there and lets me do it, a big thank you from a very happy dog owner Smilie
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14TU 1 comments? Wow that's unusual.

"Amazon's choice for for "ruff n ruffus brush" "
Lol. If you haven't figured out how gameable the Amazon's Choice system is this is an example: it's not an overall best seller of dog brushes. It is purchased often when people search for that exact term.

sold by Ruff 'n Ruffus & FBA.

did anyone look at price trackers?
price without coupon was $9.97 for months earlier this year.
then price hike. now COUPON! ...back to basically original price. ($0.20 savings below that to be fair)
the strike thru price is a joke.
180 days average price is $11.82

$9.80 a week ago
https://slickdeals.net/share/android_app/fp/569183
(same OP, 25TU)
same coupon code

if you need this it's an ok price. but the perceived massive discount is not correct.
don't blindly believe "Popular" posts are actually amazing deals anymore :/
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This work as well as furminator?
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Bought at last deal for the cat hair brush. The comb is very basic, i wouldn't use it as it's barely soldered together pieces of metal. The nail trimmer feels weak and i would not recommend for anything but small small dogs. Think 20lb or less dogs with thinner nails. The cat comb is interesting but i see the brush head quickly getting full of hair and needing to just be trashed. Its a junk set, I've gotten better combs and nail trimmers from dollar store for a lot less.
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how is this front page?
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For what it's worth, I wasn't a fan of this type of clipper... For my cats I got the Jackson galaxy ones for like 8 bucks and they are amazing.... Super easy to manipulate based on cats positioning.
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Just came here to say this isn't a deal and I'm sorry this somehow got manipulated to become FP. To the point that I'll look at any FP deal with more doubt. I've got (had) the clippers and they're worth about $.50.
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Just came here to say this isn't a deal and I'm sorry this somehow got manipulated to become FP. To the point that I'll look at any FP deal with more doubt. I've got (had) the clippers and they're worth about $.50.
I got this on the last deal and it seems to be sturdy and be made well and even came in a small bag. 4.5 stars 1300+ reviews on Amazon doesn't seem too bad.. I haven't used it yet though as we're waiting for our puppy to arrive. Why do you guys think it is so bad?
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Slightly off topic, but I have a heck of a time using a dremmel on my dogs nails 3yr old Aussie. He is very figgity. Tried nail cutters but I'm afraid of getting too close to the pink. Any suggestions?
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This work as well as furminator?
I've never used this exact brush, but I have used cheap furminator alternatives. None of them are even in the same ballpark. I'd bet dollars to donuts that this one is no different than the other knock offs.
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This work as well as furminator?
A furminator is a deshedding tool. It will pull out hair that's almost about to fall out, but hasn't detached yet.

This set has a slicker brush and a comb.

A comb is for brushing out tangles. You put the comb between the dog and tangle, grab the hair beneath the comb so your fingers are holding the hair, not your dogs skin, and pull the comb through the tangle. It can also be used to brush out the undercoat if you have a two-coat breed (e.g. huskies), but that's a pretty involved process (fortunately only needs to be done a couple times a year). Combs with rotating teeth are a bit better. (I suggest a razor letter opener for really bad tangles - you can't accidentally cut the dog like you can with scissors or a knife.)

A slicker is for brushing out hair that's already loose (has already detached, and is just being held on your dog by other hair. If you brush with a slicker frequently (like every other day), you won't need a furminator. But most people don't like brushing that often, so prefer using a Furminator and not brushing again for a while.

This particular slicker has retracting wires. That makes it a lot easier to clean and store. With the non-retracting type, you have to brush backwards with your hand to remove the hair. It's not difficult, but it gets tiring picking out all the hair at the bottom of the wires. The wires also tend to get bent when you store it, as they inevitable end up wire-side down..

The retractable ones usually break after a year or two - some of the wires get stuck inside the retracting mechanism. But this one has balls on the end of the wires so that shouldn't happen. I'm gonna drop the $10 to try it out just for that, as my current retractable slicker is approaching the end of its useful life. (I already own a Furminator and several combs. But the slicker sees the most use as my dog tolerates it best.)
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A furminator is a deshedding tool. It will pull out hair that's almost about to fall out, but hasn't detached yet.

This set has a slicker brush and a comb.

A comb is for brushing out tangles. You put the comb between the dog and tangle, grab the hair beneath the comb so your fingers are holding the hair, not your dogs skin, and pull the comb through the tangle. It can also be used to brush out the undercoat if you have a two-coat breed (e.g. huskies), but that's a pretty involved process (fortunately only needs to be done a couple times a year). Combs with rotating teeth are a bit better. (I suggest a razor letter opener for really bad tangles - you can't accidentally cut the dog like you can with scissors or a knife.)

A slicker is for brushing out hair that's already loose (has already detached, and is just being held on your dog by other hair. If you brush with a slicker frequently (like every other day), you won't need a furminator. But most people don't like brushing that often, so prefer using a Furminator and not brushing again for a while.

This particular slicker has retracting wires. That makes it a lot easier to clean and store. With the non-retracting type, you have to brush backwards with your hand to remove the hair. It's not difficult, but it gets tiring picking out all the hair at the bottom of the wires. The wires also tend to get bent when you store it, as they inevitable end up wire-side down..

The retractable ones usually break after a year or two - some of the wires get stuck inside the retracting mechanism. But this one has balls on the end of the wires so that shouldn't happen. I'm gonna drop the $10 to try it out just for that, as my current retractable slicker is approaching the end of its useful life. (I already own a Furminator and several combs. But the slicker sees the most use as my dog tolerates it best.)
The Furminator brand is not only a deshedding tool. They carry every single product you named and more - comb, slicker brush (both soft and firm variation), undercoat rake, pin/bristle two sided brush.
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This work as well as furminator?
I haven't used the above Ruff n Rufus slicker brush. However, I've used a several similar brands over the years and have had dogs with very different fur textures. I also had a similar small slicker brush for my rabbits. I like trying new brands but have repeatedly come back to furminator. Save yourself additional spending later and invest in a furminator slicker brush now. They're sold in firm and soft, small and large sizing. Two sided bristles. One side is straight, other side is angled bristles. Not self cleaning but fur comes off really easily and cleanly. The handle has a textured grip and is ergonomic which helps with hand fatigue if your fur baby doesn't like to stay put. The weight distribution on the furminator brushes is solid. It denotes it's build quality and also helps you not put unnecessary added pressure while brushing. I use the furminator soft slicker brush to manage my golden retriever mix's double coat, and I seriously cannot say enough good things about it.

The furminator comb also has a grippy handle and it's weight is well balanced. I prefer this to a standard looking comb. Feel it gives me more control when handling.
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