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Does it Work: Shed Pal

(Toledo News Now) -

It'ssummertime, and now that things are warming up, you're probably spending a lotof time cleaning up after your furry friends. We found a product promising tobe a "mess-free way to control shedding." But does it work?

Kennyis a 2-year-old Husky mix, and he's a big shedder!

"Ilike to play with him, but he gets hair all over my clothes because he sheds somuch, and I have to vacuum the floors a lot," said Kenny's owner Josh Kubicek.

SoJosh unpacked the Shed Pal, which costs $9.99, read the directions, and addedthree AA batteries. Kenny didn't seem to mind the noise or vibration at all.

"Oneof the things I like about it is I don't have to pull the hair out of the brushat the end," Josh said. "That's a lot of hair, and it's not in my carpet. That'swhat I like about it."

Overall,Josh gave the Shed Pal a passing grade of a B.

"Itdid a pretty good job, but there's some things it's missing near the end of thetail," he said.

Nextwe tested the Shed Pal on our Executive Producer Lon Lucas's long-haired cats,Pumpkin and Eddie.

Pumpkinseemed to be okay, until we turned on the Shed Pal's motor. Then she made a runfor it!

"She'sjust uncomfortable," Lon said. "Cats don't like noises like vacuums."

Lonthought Eddie would stand a better chance with the Shed Pal, since she's moreeven-tempered. But Eddie wanted nothing to do with the motor, either.

"It'sa good product," Lon said. "It does get the hair off. I think I would use itfor me more than trying to use it on the cats."

Lonrated the Shed Pal an F for cats, because of the noise.

"Theyshed even more when they're scared, so dealing with a product like thisprobably won't work, ‘cause they will shed even more," he said.

Sothe Shed Pal is bringing home a mixed report card in this Does it Work? Test –depending on the subject.

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