FURminator deShedding Tool for Cats

Average User Rating:
4.36667/5,
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Price:
$34.22
Manufacturer:
FURminator
  1. tinydestroyer
    5/5,
    "Great de-shedding tool! Cats love it!"
    Value:
    5/5,
    Effectiveness:
    5/5,
    Purchase Date:
    Sep 16, 2017
    Purchase Price:
    $13.68
    Pros - - great tool for removing excess fur
    - has different lengths of blade for long- and short-haired cats
    - decreases hair balls
    - easy fur release button
    - cats love it
    Cons - - not good (or intended) for use on mats or tangles
    - may not be as effective on extra long haired cats
    I have always been a fan of Fur-minator products, having used their de-shedding tool on my Siberian Husky for the last 10 years. I decided to purchase the small Furminator for short-haired cats for my two kitties as well, since they were about a third of their normal cost on Chewy. My cats love the brushing, and purr like crazy when I bring it out, even going so far as to push up against the brush if I am going too soft with it. They look sleek and feel so soft afterwards. My domestic short hair cats don't have a dense undercoat, and you won't get the piles of fur from your cat (like the advertisements show) if your cat has a similar coat. However, you will still be suprised at the amount of fur the tool will pick up. The lack of shedded fur all over the house - and in your cat's digestive system - will be a big benefit for everyone.
    Basing my experience on grooming my Husky: if your cat has a medium or long coat with a dense undercoat, this is the perfect brush for you, as it will remove the undercoat painlessly and prevent mats. The one thing I'd caution against is that the brush might lose efficacy the longer your pet's hair is, especially if it stands away from the skin. On my Husky's tail, where the fur is about 4" long sticking straight out from the skin, it is not especially helpful. I know there are a few cats with crazy long hair, (like Colonel Meow,) and they may need another brush to comb the hair out. You should also never use this brush on tangles or matted fur.
    Over the years, I've learned a few tips on how to use it in order to best utilize the benefits of the product. First thing is to buy a size that is not too wide to cover the contours of your pets body, as this will help prevent skin irritation over bony areas. Use slightly angled, gentle, long strokes down the whole body and empty the hair from the brush often. Don't brush in the same spot over and over, and try to overlap your strokes. Rake the Furminator on your own skin, using the pressure you intend to use, and see how it feels. You can go a little bit harder on your furry friend, but keep this test in mind so you don't irritate your buddy.
  2. cryptic
    3/5,
    "Good, but be careful using this on your cat."
    Value:
    3/5,
    Effectiveness:
    4/5,
    Purchase Date:
    Sep 6, 2016
    Purchase Price:
    $50.00
    Pros - Assists in removing undercoat/dead hairs
    Cons - Overpriced, basically just a blade on a stick. Not ideal for using on cat skin.
    As a professional pet groomer, I will say this is NOT a good product to use on any cat as they have incredibly thin and fragile skin. This is a blade on a stick, and using in my salon, I can tell you that you can easily irritate a pet with even moderate use.
    While I think it works magic on dogs, I'll stick my curry combs/rags to groom my kitties.
  3. catbean28
    5/5,
    "Very Great Brush"
    Value:
    5/5,
    Effectiveness:
    5/5,
    Purchase Date:
    Dec 14, 2016
    Purchase Price:
    $30
    Pros - Brushes very well, built in contraption to push hair off the brush to get more
    Cons - You feel like you're going to hurt your cat
    This brush is the best brush out there. It grabs a lot of hair. After using it on our cats it was like we had another cat from all the hair we brushed out. After brushing their coats are very soft too.
    In the brush it has a nice grip, the brush part (which is metal) and a little button to push off the hair on the brush to make room for more which is very convenient.
    The only con I could think of is that you feel like you're going to hurt your cat because you have to push a bit to get it going and it is metal so you I always feel like I'm going to hurt the cat. I didn't deduct this from the score though because for me that is just a purrsonal thing and won't necessarily apply to you.

    In conclusion, I would definitely buy this brush if you're looking for one. It may seem expensive but it's worth it, you will probably not need any more brushes after buying this one.
  4. WhiteWolf
    5/5,
    "Works great"
    Value:
    4/5,
    Effectiveness:
    5/5,
    Pros - Effective
    Cons - Pricey
    This is the best brush I have tried on my long haired cat. It is pricey but I'm glad I got one. She doesn't really like to be brushed so it's good that it can get a lot done quickly. I also use it on my short haired cats.
  5. gingeravocato
    5/5,
    "Worth every penny."
    Value:
    5/5,
    Effectiveness:
    5/5,
    Purchase Date:
    Jun 1, 2017
    Purchase Price:
    $30
    Pros - Everything. It's also purple.
    Cons - There isn't one available in my size.
    Removes hair so effectively you start to wonder if cat will have bald spots. Cat makes thunderous purrs when brushed. Cat mashes her face and head all over it and even lets me get the scruff of her belly.

    Easy to remove hair from brush with the push of a button. Hair piles can be molded into a Trump-style hair-do for Cat.

    There's a recent 60-second video of my use of this brush on Cat Child: https://plus.google.com/+KjeBeth
  6. di and bob
    5/5,
    "The Only One that Works!"
    Value:
    5/5,
    Effectiveness:
    5/5,
    Purchase Price:
    $24.99
    Pros - The only one that worked on mats.
    Cons - Need to find one that works easier on longer hair.
    After buying several 'dematting' razors and combs, iIalways go back to this product. It is the only one that truly works. The others just pulled the mat out, causing pain, I don't know why they even had a razor edge in them. This product pulls a little but actually gets the mat out.
  7. abyeb
    3/5,
    "Wasn't Appreciated by Shorthair Cat"
    Value:
    2/5,
    Effectiveness:
    3/5,
    Pros - Does work to remove the undercoat
    Cons - Takes forever to groom
    Not ideal for shorthairs
    Furminator's ads look promising... remove loose hairs from the undercoat to prevent excessive shedding. The furminator does work as advertised. The consumer can brush their cat removing loose hairs. A little bit at a time. A painfully little bit at a time. It would take forever to groom the whole cat with a furminator, as the tiny comb fills with fur after about two strokes. A cat would need to have about a 30 minute attention span to actually be completely groomed with a furminator, which, my cat certainly doesn't have.

    Charlie also got extremely aggravated when I brushed him with a furminator... I think the metal teeth were so long that it touched his skin or something. Maybe this wouldn't be an issue with a longhaired cat, but for me and Charlie, the furminator was not worth the money.
    dustydiamond1 purraised this.
  8. IndyJones
    3/5,
    "Works but small"
    Value:
    2/5,
    Effectiveness:
    5/5,
    Pros - Works
    Cons - Expensive, cat version is too small
    I had the cat one at first but found the blade is too small for my cats. I wound up getting the yellow large dog version and it works on both the cats and the dog well.

    Also this product is quite expensive for what it is. I saw the same tool under a different name for half the price. Fur buster is the same tool.
    dustydiamond1 purraised this.
  9. graceful-lily
    5/5,
    "Absoluetly Amazing!"
    Value:
    5/5,
    Effectiveness:
    5/5,
    Purchase Date:
    May 23, 2017
    Purchase Price:
    $41
    Pros - Faster than brushing!
    I love this so much! My Felix was having hairball issues and it started to become quite serious. He hates brushes and needed something more effective and quicker. I got a coupon for the Furminator and it was also on sale so I decided to buy one. Soooooo much loose fur. It was unbelievable. No wonder Felix was having so many issues! I'm glad I bought it and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who has the same problem as I did.
    dustydiamond1 purraised this.
  10. mjscats
    4/5,
    "Great Quality and Effective"
    Pros - Effective, easy to use
    Cons - Expensive
    My Bengal cat is short haired, so a brush isn't nearly as necessary as brushes for long hair cats. Either way, this brush was very effective, and had decent amounts of fur coming off of my cat. Other brushes wouldn't get the job done, and would barely pull a strand off of my cat, and annoyed her. Indy doesn't mind this brush, and actually seems to enjoy it. The brush is a bit expensive, but it is great quality, so it is worth the money. I have had this brush for over two years, and it is still working. Overall, a good purchase [​IMG]