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FURminator deShedding Tool for Cats, 1.75-Inch Edge
Reduces the shedding up to 90% by removing the loose, dead undercoat without damaging the topcoat
Quickly and easily grabs and removes loose and undercoat hair
Uniquely designed stainless steel 1.75-inch blade
Recommended for all shedding cats
Helps eliminate hairballs
Reduces shedding up to 90 percent
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403 of 407 found the following review helpful:
A Must for Long Hair CatsJul 14, 2007
After 17 years of short haired cats, a starved looking long haired cat decided it was time to leave the streets and move onto my front porch and back deck. A couple of weeks later, she had a name, a clean bill of health and a home -- and I had my first long haired cat. I also had a house full of black and white cat hair. After being told about the FURminator, I ordered the small size (now marketed with a different color handle as a cat model) with more than a degree of skepticism. Boy was I wrong. I use this on Gypsy a couple of times a week and it has eliminated the shedding problem. She enjoys being brushed and the amount of undercoat it removes is simply unbelievable. I demonstrated it to a neighbor with a Maine Coon and she immediately ordered one. Even my 15 year old short hair enjoys being brushed and while not as dramatic as the case of the long haired cat, the amount of fur removed is impressive. In both cases, the cat's coats are left sleek and shiny and they don't have hairball issues. I would advise people to run a flea comb through their cats coat after using the FURminator just to remove all of the dislodged fur.
125 of 128 found the following review helpful:
Excellent grooming tool for heavy-coated and longhaired catsSep 12, 2007
By R. Kyle
I was sold on the Zoom Groom for all four of my cats til we tried the Furminator on a friend's recommendation. I thought the cost was a lot--but there is a guarantee, so figured the Furminator was worth a try.
My 18 year old Exotic shorthair, Rambo, loved it and he hates just about everything. (He earned his name) He sat still long enough for us to groom a whole cat off of him--and better yet, he doesn't run when one of us picks up the tool.
Our thick-coated tabby also liked the furminator. She tolerates grooming fairly well, but her coat just explodes at shedding time. She'd been recently groomed with the Zoom Groom and still we got a LOT of hair off of her.
Now, my two suede coated Siamese don't care that much for the tool. Heather, who is normally pretty laid back, resisted. We got very little hair off of her--so the Zoom Groom works for her--and she likes it, so we'll stick with it. Same with her brother.
Still, the tool is well worth the price if it will help keep our senior cat clean. he doesn't care for the hairball remedies and grooming is the only preventative we can use.
105 of 110 found the following review helpful:
clouds of cat fur!Apr 21, 2007
My little kitty has a dense undercoat. I've tried other brushes on her, but they don't do much. Just like the picture on the item, this special comb gets to the undercoat and pulls up clouds of fur. It's not sharp (although you shouldn't rake the kitty with it). The cat enjoyed it, and I'm glad that we tried it outside on the porch rather than in the house . . . use it somewhere where you can sweep up. Remains to be seen if it reduces shedding as advertised, but I can't see what she would have left to shed.
49 of 50 found the following review helpful:
Pros and consJun 17, 2008
By D. Andrews
I bought this brush after adopting a long haired cat from the Humane Society. We believe he has some Maine Coon in him as he is huge, has the mane and very thick undercoat but we're not sure. Anyway, this brush does what it advertises, it picks up alot of the extra fur.
HOWEVER...there are some things to keep in mind when purchasing this:
Because of the shape of the tool, the fur cannot be held and collected like it could be with a regular brush, it flies everywhere. You do need a brush to pick up that excess fur. Seeing as it is called a deshedding tool and not a brush, this should not be considered a mark against it.
Another thing that took me a while to realize is that if held improperly it can definitely hurt the cat. Cats have sensitive skin and the edge on this is sharp enough to hurt if used roughly. I noticed when I held it with the handle up higher than the brush my cat HATED it. When I started holding the handle lower, sort of like a rake instead of a shovel or a broom, he started purring. Now he loves being brushed.
It is tempting to just pull and yank and get all that fur up as quickly as possible but by gently raking it, though it may take a little longer, your cat might actually enjoy it.
This is just my experience- it may be that some cats have more sensitive skin than others and will never like the furminator.
I do believe some mention of the correct way to use this should be included when you buy it which is why I give it 4 instead of 5 stars. It may seem like a simple thing but they do call it a tool and most tools come with instructions.
35 of 35 found the following review helpful:
Better than a brush or combJul 17, 2008
By Heather Coburn-Schill
I have 2 cats: Cat 1) very thick, straight, medium-length fur; Cat 2) medium thick, coarse, medium-length fur. I usually use a slicker brush or a flea comb to brush them. They are indoor cats and have nowhere else to shed but on our furniture.
I was able to get a lot of fur off Cat 1. He loves to be brushed so he thankfully also liked the Furminator. It also picked up a lot of his dandruff. Made his coat look wonderful. Cat 2 gets a little overstimulated by brushing, so it was hard to make her sit still for Furmination, but she tolerated it enough to get a gob of fur off her, too.
- If your cat doesn't really like brushing or combing, don't buy this.
- If your cat is medium-sized or big, get a bigger-sized Furminator. I bought the 1.75 inch model specifically for cats, and it took about 20 strokes to go over the back of the cat. Wish I would have bought a bigger one for both cats and dogs to make the work faster.
- Definitely do the Furminating on a hard surface and have the Swiffer near by. The fur goes all over the place.
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