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post #1 of 12
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Does anyone have the Zoom Groom?

http://www.petsmart.com/global/produ...N=2025565&Ne=2

I wonder how well it works for short haired cats. All the ones we have don't really work.
post #2 of 12
It works well for us. It pulls out the undercoat well and then we use a slicker brush to clean up the fur afterwards. The cats seem to like it also.
post #3 of 12
A lot of people like it, but I wasn't impressed...and neither were my cats. The furminator is the first brush I've had success with. It's expensive, yes...but it's amazing. The cats enjoy it and that makes it easier, too. It pulls hand fulls of hair out in minutes.
post #4 of 12
we have zoom groom and stoli HATES it, but loves slicker brushing. Luxor started out hating it. he would flatten out as much as possible to avoid it, but now he LOVES it. and it gets a lot of fur. I just ordered a furminator so when i get it i'll let you know which i like better.
post #5 of 12
My cats love it, my sisters dogs love it, my moms cats love it too. I love the Zoom Groom. It is all in the technique though. There is a particular way to do it which most people don't bother with trying to figure out. Then it will work AMAZINGLY. I hated it until I realized HOW you are supposed to do it.
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by Jen View Post
My cats love it, my sisters dogs love it, my moms cats love it too. I love the Zoom Groom. It is all in the technique though. There is a particular way to do it which most people don't bother with trying to figure out. Then it will work AMAZINGLY. I hated it until I realized HOW you are supposed to do it.
Well... How do you use it?
post #7 of 12
yeah, how do you use it?

I just brush them, while doing mini zig zags.
post #8 of 12
hehe I would have to SHOW you thats the problem. But you hold the Zoom Groom in one hand and keep it moving in the same direction, from the back of the neck down to the base of the tail. Don't change direction, don't turn the Zoom Groom around in your hands.

Just do this continuously for a bit, you will see some hair sticking to the Zoom Groom and some kind of gathering in a messy clump at the base of the tail where the stroke ends. right now you will be thinking, "this SO doesn't work!" and want to give up, but just keep going and finally one stroke will grab all the hair and it will clump up on the Zoom Groom, then you continue the same way but now everything sticks to the Zoom Groom, or rather, it sticks to the hair already on the Zoom Groom. DO NOT pull off the clumps that gather on the Zoom Groom (like you would be cleaning out a regular brush) DON'T do that. Just keep going. Eventually the clump will get really big and fall off, then you start again.

Does that make any sense? It is hard to explain without showing.
post #9 of 12
I got one for Riley but I guess I'm not doing it right either It didn't seem to get much hair and he didn't like it either. I ordered him a furminator so we'll see how that goes.
post #10 of 12
I have a zoom groom and have been happy with it. Both Sophie (long hair) and Mollie (short) like it - and boy it pulls out so much hair! Sophie loves being groomed with it and pulls my hand back to continue brushing if she isn't satisfied yet - it must feel very good!
post #11 of 12
I don`t have a Zoom Groom....but I did buy a brush that is made of rubber (looks like a mini scrub brush with rubber teeth) I`m thinking it may work in a similar fashion as Zoom Groom.
I`ve found with using it that it works best to work with shorter, quick strokes that cause sort of a static electricity which makes the loose fur attatch itself to the bristles... and it works quite well...even on Tedy , who has a thick undercoat. (Nicknamed Sheddy-Tedy for that reason)
I think I only paid about $5 for it at the pet store.
The cats LOVE it, and line up on the rug to wait their turn to be brushed everyday when they see me get it out.
Linda
post #12 of 12
that's how i brush him already - good, i thought i was doing it wrong'.
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