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post #1 of 25
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I bought a Zoom Groom for the 1st time last week - I've been trying to use it on the boys every few days, as Harley sheds SO bad. The only bad thing is, is that he hates it I really dislike putting him thru it! It does a good job, but I get so much hair on me, its insane!
What other products are there that would work just as well, but cut down on the hair flying around?

Thanks!
post #2 of 25
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Originally Posted by babyharley View Post
I bought a Zoom Groom for the 1st time last week - I've been trying to use it on the boys every few days, as Harley sheds SO bad. The only bad thing is, is that he hates it I really dislike putting him thru it! It does a good job, but I get so much hair on me, its insane!
What other products are there that would work just as well, but cut down on the hair flying around?

Thanks!
I have 8 cats and use Zoom Groom on them all and there is not a ton of hair flying around. Not more then in a usual grooming. There seems to be a particular way of doing it. You have to continuously go in the same direction. The excess hair that doesn't stay on the Zoom Groom pretty much bunches up near the butt, after you get a bit of hair on the zoom groom, then go over the bunched up hairs and it picks them all up and you continue on zoom grooming DO NOT stop in the middle and pull off the hair that is stuck on the zoom groom. Leave it on, it makes the rest of the hair stick and not go flying around.
post #3 of 25
Kenzie I just got the furminator, so did Helen (Bella713) and Eithne (icklemiss21) it is FANTASTIC! It gets sooooooooo much hair and my cats LOVE it, too. Ask Helen and Eithne how they love theirs, too.
post #4 of 25
My cats adore the Zoom Groom (Chay loves it so much he's taken to chewing on the thing! ) But I've also tried the Shed Ender, and am pretty impressed by how well that works. I usually end up getting covered in hair too with the Zoom Groom, but not the with the Shed Ender. I've never seen the Furminator around, but the Shed Ender is everywhere, so if you can't find the Furminator, you should be able to find this one! Good luck!
post #5 of 25
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I've seen one of them (Furminator or Shed Ender) at Shopko- but I can't remember which, it was like $10.00, so I wanted to be sure it was worth it before I bought it.
Doesn't it have a spot to hold the hair as you use it?
post #6 of 25
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Originally Posted by Pami View Post
Kenzie I just got the furminator, so did Helen (Bella713) and Eithne (icklemiss21) it is FANTASTIC! It gets sooooooooo much hair and my cats LOVE it, too. Ask Helen and Eithne how they love theirs, too.
Can I ask where you bought it at?
post #7 of 25
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Can I ask where you bought it at?
I got mine from petfinder.com, Helen got hers from the store directly (versus buying online). We got the medium size per Eithne's suggestion and its perfect. I have never used the shed ender so I dont know if its similar. The furminator is around $35.00 so it was probably the shed ender you saw for $10.00. It is so worth the money though, Kenz. The hair that came off of them after 1 brushing was amazing.

Heres what Helen got off of Sev



What Eithne got off of Bumper

post #8 of 25
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Wow- thats crazy!

I think I might get the shed ender- I need something good, I got a lot of hair off of Harley tonight already!
post #9 of 25
I have 20 shorthair cats and 2 semi longhair(one is old the other has always had a silky coat and both never mat) I use a regualr flea comb to groom them all. another plus is that I take the comb to thier cat tree and it leaves it looking very clean(and kicks up less cat hair then vacuuming it-good thing with allergies lol
post #10 of 25
I have a furminator too and i adore it
post #11 of 25
Oh wow! I just watched the furminator demos! Now i want one of those They look like they work even better than the shedding blades and other tools i use I will definitely have to try one of those when i get some extra cash.
post #12 of 25
I just watched the demo, too. That's amazing. Entirely Pets has them on special - I may have to take advantage of that. It gets so much more hair than I do with a flea comb.

Here's the link to Entirely Pets.

http://www.entirelypets.com/furminat...FQRDYwod-WLUKA
post #13 of 25
I have got to get one of those!!!! my Jinxis is a long hair and gets matted so bad, I bet that would solve that problem!!
post #14 of 25
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I think I might get the Shed Ender today when I go out! Hopefully it does as good a job as the Furminator!
post #15 of 25
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Originally Posted by Pami View Post
Kenzie I just got the furminator, so did Helen (Bella713) and Eithne (icklemiss21) it is FANTASTIC! It gets sooooooooo much hair and my cats LOVE it, too. Ask Helen and Eithne how they love theirs, too.
We LOVE the FURminator, the boys LOVE their brushies and Magnum even lifts up his legs and lets me do his armpits etc!

Brushing Bumper and Boomer (or Magnum) can't remember which:
post #16 of 25
Mine LOVE it, too! All I do is show it to them and they come running They roll their eyes back as I comb them and they purrrrr
post #17 of 25
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Aww!

Wow, thats a lot of hair!!

I wasn't able to get the shed ender today- but I did use the Zoom Groom on Harley when I got home, and he let me brush him for almost a 1/2 hr! He was purring and loving it.... so hopefully he'll have this attitude everytime. I got a good amount of hair off of him, and he's SO soft and shiny now!

How often do you brush them? My boys arent very long haired, pretty short, but I still got a good amout of hair when I brushed them 2 days in a row, I'd like to do it as much as possible if I get that much off of them from 2 days worth! I just don't want to over-do it- its thats possible??
post #18 of 25
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Aww!

Wow, thats a lot of hair!!

I wasn't able to get the shed ender today- but I did use the Zoom Groom on Harley when I got home, and he let me brush him for almost a 1/2 hr! He was purring and loving it.... so hopefully he'll have this attitude everytime. I got a good amount of hair off of him, and he's SO soft and shiny now!

How often do you brush them? My boys arent very long haired, pretty short, but I still got a good amout of hair when I brushed them 2 days in a row, I'd like to do it as much as possible if I get that much off of them from 2 days worth! I just don't want to over-do it- its thats possible??
A little every other day...
post #19 of 25
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A little every other day...
Perfect- thank you!
post #20 of 25
I use a zoom groom too, to keep the fur from flying everywhere I brush, pet, brush pet, over and over. This makes a hairball in my left hair that the loose collects to. I clean out the brush and roll it into the ball as well, so in the end instead of a bunch of loose fur I have a small eggshaped ball thats easy to toss in the trash Also if your shirt is covered in fur try running the zoom groom over it, this causes some of the fur to ball up. I use it to collect shedded fur from a fuzzy blanket the cats like to sleep on too.
post #21 of 25
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I have 8 cats and use Zoom Groom on them all and there is not a ton of hair flying around. Not more then in a usual grooming. There seems to be a particular way of doing it. You have to continuously go in the same direction. The excess hair that doesn't stay on the Zoom Groom pretty much bunches up near the butt, after you get a bit of hair on the zoom groom, then go over the bunched up hairs and it picks them all up and you continue on zoom grooming DO NOT stop in the middle and pull off the hair that is stuck on the zoom groom. Leave it on, it makes the rest of the hair stick and not go flying around.
Your right- when I was using it, I was going the same way the whole time- but I would take the hair out after a few strokes. When I brushed him the other day, I kept all the hair in there and it seemed to work MUCH better! I had a kitten by time I was finshed brushing him!
Thanks so much for the great tip!
post #22 of 25
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Heres what Helen got off of Sev

That's the size of a cat by itself!

I'd never heard of these things until this thread. Maybe I should look into them as well...
post #23 of 25
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That's the size of a cat by itself!

I'd never heard of these things until this thread. Maybe I should look into them as well...
They work wonders (The Zoom Groom does anyways, I don't have the Shed Ender or Furminator... yet!)! Harley is slowly learning to like it. Today he sat with me (which hardly EVER happens) and let me brush him for about 20 minutes! He was purring and even gave me a kiss! Which is odd for him, I'm so happy he's learning to love it- Davidson on the other hand... not a fan, but he'll learn. Whether he likes it or not

Plus- they are pretty cheap, I got mine at Petsmart for $6!
post #24 of 25
I brush with the Furminator about once a week and the zoom groom (and comb for Scully who gets matted easily) every other day
post #25 of 25
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I brush with the Furminator about once a week and the zoom groom (and comb for Scully who gets matted easily) every other day
I always thought to myself how beautiful and smooth and sleek your cats coats were (especially with more than one longhair cat). They are all like walking advertisements for these products.
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