Originally Posted by SophieC
Are you supposed to hold the "teeth" perpendicular to the cat's body or at an angle? When I hold it 90 degrees to their body, it doesn't seem to want to go through their hair.
Just thought I'd bump this thread up. I just bought the furminator on the recommendations of some friends on a bunny forum, and I love it! It's crazy how much fur I've gotten off of my siamese mix Eve, all undercoat fur. I've found that it works best if you tip the brush forward, so the teeth are at maybe a 45 degree angle to the skin. And like in the video, if your cat has areas of loose skin gently pull them tight while combing that area so you don't catch their skin with the blades.
Eve hates it. She hates all brushes. I just hold her down for a little bit, then give her a treat afterwards. I do have a Zoom Groom but it's bunny-only so cat smell doesn't scare Princess Mocha. Lilly purrs while I'm combing her as long as I rub her ears while I'm doing it. The rabbits hate it, but they hate all brushes so far so it's just a matter of what works. I do like it better than the Zoom Groom on them (they attack the zoom groom anyway!). If the buns are in a heavy molt then it's best to just gently pluck the chunks of loose fur out, then use the furminator. If they're doing a cat-like slow overall shed then the furminator works like a dream!
I just needed to share my love for the furminator, since my server is screwing up and won't let me access the rabbit forum.
Edit: Why did you have to pay $50 though? Shipping? The cat size one was $25 at a local pet store.