The Shed Ender is advertised as the ultimate tool for removing loose fur from dogs and cats that are shedding. It has a deep, fine-toothed, metal head that is designed to remove the fur from your pets' undercoat. Those who have tried the Shed Ender say that it works as advertised, although it may not be suited for all pets.
In hands-on tests, the Shed Ender proves as easy to use as a regular pet brush, and it easily lifts and removes loose fur. The most common complaint about the Shed Ender is that its small size makes it too time-consuming to use on larger dogs. Some users say that it isn't very effective on short-haired pets, and they recommend using it only on animals with longer hair.
Reporters at KOVR in Sacramento, Calif., and KLRT in Little Rock, Ark., bring the Shed Ender to viewers' homes to test, and both experience positive results. However, they both say it is too small to use on larger dogs. A reporter at KOCO in Oklahoma City, Okla., asks a professional groomer try the Shed Ender, who also says it works well for smaller animals. Customer reviews on Amazon.com and InfomercialRatings.com say the same thing, and some users find that the Shed Ender doesn't work very well on short-haired pets.
1. KOVR (Sacramento, Calif.)
Reporter Kurtis Ming brings the Shed Ender to a viewer who owns several large dogs. The Shed Ender removes a lot of hair from the dogs' undercoats, and when put to the test against a regular pet brush, the Shed Ender picks up more hair. Although the owner likes the Shed Ender, she decides to stick to her regular brush because it's less time-consuming to use. She recommends the Shed Ender for those willing to take the time to use it.
Review: Buy It And Try It: Shed Ender, Kurtis Ming, Aug. 4, 2006
2. KLRT (Little Rock, Ark.)
Kevin Kelly also brings the Shed Ender to a viewer to try out on her dog. Owner Valerie Green says that it easily removes loose fur, but it's too small for her large black Labrador retriever. She concludes that using the Shed Ender on large dogs would be too tedious. Due to its small size, she dubs the Shed Ender a dud, but adds that it would probably work well on smaller dogs and cats.
Review: Deal or Dud: Shed Ender, Kevin Kelly, Feb. 25, 2008
3. KOCO (Oklahoma City, Okla.)
KOCO TV reporter John Flick asks a professional groomer to test the Shed Ender on a variety of dogs. It works pretty well at removing hair from the dogs' undercoats, the groomer says, but it's too small for some larger breeds. She tells Flick that she'd give the brush a grade of B.
Review: Does it Work? Shed Ender Pro, John Flick, March 12, 2008
More than 45 customers review the Shed Ender on Amazon.com, and most are satisfied with the results they get, saying it works as advertised and easily removes shedding hair from both dogs and cats. Of the few who are dissatisfied with the Shed Ender, the most common complaints are that it's too small, takes too long to use and doesn't work as well on short-haired animals as it does on long-haired ones.
Review: Shed Ender, Contributors to Amazon.com
About 25 customers review the Shed Ender on InfomercialRatings.com, and the majority say it is easy to use and they are happy with how much hair it lifts from their pets. A few people who buy the Shed Ender complain that it's too small for larger animals, and some say that it doesn't work very well on animals with short hair or curly hair, like poodles.
Review: Shed Ender Reviews and Ratings, Contributors to InfomercialRatings.com