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Brushes & Combs item created by Anne, Dec 19, 2011
Reduces the shedding up to 90% by removing the loose, dead undercoat without damaging the topcoat
Reduces shedding up to 90 percent
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FURminator deShedding Tool for Cats, 1.75-Inch Edge
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We use this. It's brilliant xxx
I couldn't get over how great the Furminator is, for both my cats and my yellow lab. WOW, does it get the fur off of them ! The best product on the market for grooming. The only thing is, you have to be careful when you are brushing the cats / dogs with it, not to dig it too much into the skin, b/c that can be uncomfortable for them.
I also have a short hair cat who used to throw up hairballs. But even just using a regular brush on him makes so much hair come off that he gets bald spots. So forget about the furminator for him. Now I just make sure I run my bare hands over him every day to make the loose hair come off and there have been no more hairballs. HOWEVER, he is not my only cat and apart from the Persian I use the furminator on them and it works great and mine is several years old. The Persian's hair is too long and thick for this tool to go through, she gets brushed, then combed and then brushed again every day and still manages to get tangles.
I too have a Furminator and my cats absolutely hate it so much that I have stopped using it. Having said that, my previous, sadly deceased cats absolutely loved it. It seems the longer the hair the less effective it is. My previous cats all had dense short hair and the Furminator was great for thinning the downy undercoat and leaving the cats comfortable and happy. No good for long haired cats with very little downy undercoat instead I use a rubber grooming brush.
My cat loves this tool ..He comes to me and just loves to be groomed with it
I use it lightly and it removed hair , so much...hair...down the sides
especially undercoat...he is short haired ...I do not use it on the abdomen
or hind legs. I use it on the neck lightly and down the sides of the cats
I used this on 3 cats all short haired and it worked wonderfully..
Greatest tool to groom cats I have ever bought..and has lasted 3 years or more
for me and expect it to last forever... I keep it dry and in a clean dry area of the
inside of the house.
Thanks for the tips! I am looking into these as I have a 'scruffy' looking 14 year old that never looks groomed and I wanted to see if I could make him look a little better! I'll tell you how it goes!
I love this thing....helped me to get the under-fur on my medium haired tuxedo that all sorts of other instruments couldn't touch.
I swear, like the ads and videos, after we really brushed her out with this Furminator, we had PILES of fur all around her ! Literally, looks like she lost weight....and its great to eliminate hairballs.
Now we just touch her up every week or so and she is good to go. Its amazing that this simple product did what all the other combs, brushes, etc. claim to do, but don't.
Yes, me too. And she says the scissors are worse (of course), but, intelligent though she is, she just doesn't get it that the Furminator (or any other kind of shedding tool) can prevent the scissors. This year I resorted to a sedative, so I could take her to a groomer to have the mats shaved off. Yeah, it's a cat thing. Poor baby. And nobody ever feeds her, or lets her play with the red dot (that one's actually close to true -- she's figured out where it originates and looks directly at the laser pointer), or pets her, or does anything else that she likes, according to her. All cats lie.
Some cats just don't like certain things, that's the truth! Having an arsenal of tools, I think, is key just in case one doesn't work quite as well as another. We have several tools, a couple of brushes, a good comb, the Furminator and, a de-matting tool. I've even had to resort ot a basic pair of human scissors at times. Whatever works for you!
I've used something similar on Jasmine. Yes, it does a great job of getting out her loose fur. But she absolutely hates it. Her fur is very long and fine, and this pulls on it in a way that clearly makes her uncomfortable. I've had much better results brushing her instead.