The brush is made from soft rubber and doesn't irritate my cats' skin like the FURminator. The FurBeGone does a great job on undercoat and seasonal transition fur; it pulls out a lot of hair. Plus, my cats seem to enjoy it. Be warned though; the brush creates quite a mess of hair. And you need to follow the FurBeGone with a conventional brush to pull out the stray fur from your cat's coat. If your cats don't like the FURminator give the FurBeGone a try.