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FURminator deShedding Tool for Cats

86% Positive Reviews
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Pros: easy to use, cats don't mind it

Cons: none

WIthin the past couple months, I noticed that one of my cats vomited up hairballs a couple times.  None of our cats had ever had hairballs before this!   The cat puking up hairballs is by the far the furriest out of all our cats, but he is still a short-hair.   Maybe I was naive, but I figured since all of our cats are short-haired, grooming them wasn't really necessary.   Since I wanted to spare him from suffering from hairballs, I bought a Furminator for short-haired cats off Amazon (the cheapest place I could find it - nearly half of what pet stores sell it for if you have Prime).   I've been Furminating my one furry boy, and boy oh boy did it get a lot of hair off him!  I can see how it would be easy to overdo it if you're not careful :lol3:  Just running the Furminator down his body took off so much hair after only 2 strokes!   


The only bad thing about it (and this isn't the Furminator's fault) is that my one cat's fur is so full of static electricity, it is hard to discharge the fur off the Furminator - I press the button to release the hair, but it doesn't go anywhere - then I have to grab it with my hand to get it off the comb, then the hair sticks to my fingers.....arrgh.    I'm sure that functionality would work fine if your cat isn't charged with static electricity, like my cat apparently is.   That's my only gripe about using the Furminator - other than that, it's such an easy way to remove mass amounts of dead/loose fur from my cat.   And he hasn't puked up a single hairball since we started using this.  This is a great grooming tool - we love it!!


Pros: Does exactly what it says

Cons: Is pretty pricy

I have two cats, a short hair and a long hair, and they've both had problems with hairballs and extreme shed fur all their lives. I have tried several other shed removal brushes on them with no success. Then I caved and bought the Furminator from my local PetSmart. It took my cats a few gentle sittings where I only brushed them two or three times for them to get used to the brush and begin to trust me with it. It's been two weeks now and I have zero hairballs to clean up, and my cats coats seem much smoother and softer than before. They now seem to love the brush and will come running when I pull it out and even occasionally fight over who gets brushed first. 


Just make 'sure' you read the brushes instructions as aggressively brushing, or brushing too hard, will irritate your cats skin and get them pretty furious with you. The instructions say to brush with as little pressure as possible and go in full sweeps from head to tail on your cat. Brushing small areas over and over again will just move the shed around on your cats coat and likely make them uncomfortable. 


Pros: Really helps with thick fur and small mats

Cons: Can be over-used

This grooming tool is very heavy duty.  You need to be careful and not over-use it.  It could actually cause some injury if you are too vigorous with it.  I would recommend it for short- and medium-haired cats.  Long hair tends to be too fly-away and will end up going everywhere.  Cats don't seem to approve of this tool either. 


I would advise resorting to this tool only when necessary for the removal of mildly matted fur.  It is not appropriate for daily cat grooming.  And in my personal opinion, it is also highly over-priced, giving the impression of a high-quality product, when in reality it is nothing more than an occasional-use shedding tool.


Pros: grabs a lot of hair, leaves the coat shiny, less hairballs

Cons: expensive, don't overbrush, cat is iffy about it, hair flies everywhere

I use the shorthair light purple Furminator brush on my longhair Maine Coon mix cat. I tried using the longhair dark purple version of the brush, but it didn't catch any hair. So I experimented with this one, and I'm glad I did. It catches a lot of hair, but the hair flies everywhere. You have to run your hand over the coat to catch all the loose hair. Some floats around on the ground. It gets messy. My cat doesn't like the feeling of the brush too much. I think it may be a little too much for her. She loves slicker brushes though. I think the Furminator drags more than brushes. Beware, do not overbrush because you can make your cat bald!


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 :) 


Pros: effective; easy to clean

Cons: need to be gentle & careful

My parents-in-law's senior kitty recently stayed with us for a few weeks, and he shed like his life depended on it.  The FURminator did wonders in cutting down on the shedding.  I collected a giant ball of fur and presented it to my in-laws as a gift along with the FURminator upon their return.


You do need to be very careful and gentle while using this tool, however.  I hold the metal edge parallel to the cat to prevent scratching or irritating the skin.


Pros: Removes hair

Cons: Scratches skin, can be over done, I think it cuts hair

I got one of the furminators for long haired cats for my medium haired cat. It seems very well made and for the most part my cat tolerates it. However, after our first brushing I noticed her fur looked shorter. My cat has a shaggy coat with some really long hairs and other short. I find it very attractive. After using the furminator for a few minutes she looked like a short haired cat and all the longer hairs were gone.


I am going to keep the furminator and use it only on her problem areas-her pantaloons- as I actually want that area trimmed. I dunno if she will tolerate it though. We have not tried yet. Because of the fact you can bald your cat with this-as the hair keeps coming, it cuts hair, and can scratch their skin I can't in good conscious give it anything higher than a 2.5.  In addition, it is pricey.


Pros: works effectively, great deep cleaning, gets rid of tangles, less hair balls

Cons: not every cat likes it, need to be gentle since the blade can be rough on a cat's sensitive skin, is pricey

I love the Furminator a lot! Every time I brush Mew, I get enough fur to make another cat! It also takes off the undercoat which is something most brushes aren't able to do. It's great especially for hairy cats that are prone to hair balls. Taking away so much fur will help them not ingest so much fur during grooming which leads to less hair balls! Mew always has a shiny and silky coat after brushing. It's great since he sheds a lot less and he is happier.


Pros: works well

Cons: none

This is an awesome brush.  Many people think it is overpriced.  I personally would pay even more for it. I have two cats.  One cat does not even shed much, but when I use this brush I can still get quite a bit of fur off of him in just a matter of a few seconds. I've noticed both cats have shinier coats after grooming once a week with this brush.  It's also very ergonomically correct and easy to handle. It is nice that they have different sizes.  It's therapy for us and a great bonding experience


Love it!

FURminator deShedding Tool for Cats

Reduces the shedding up to 90% by removing the loose, dead undercoat without damaging the topcoat

FeatureReduces shedding up to 90 percent
Height0.78 inches
Length0.78 inches
Width1 inches
List Price$34.99
Package Quantity1
Product GroupPet Products
Product Type NamePET_SUPPLIES
TitleFURminator deShedding Tool for Cats, 1.75-Inch Edge
Is Autographed0
Is Memorabilia0
Weight0.3 pounds
Number Of Items1
Size1.75'' comb
Release Date2007-04-25
Operating SystemN/A
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