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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Hi, guys 'n gals. We have been gone for a few days, but we will try to catch up. Meanwhile, some advice is sought.

We have been really impressed by the Zoom Groom, to which we were only recently introduced. It always get gobs of fur off of Samwise, but....

It gets so much fur off, compared to what we get with the standard old-fashioned grooming brush, that we have become concerned that it might be pulling out "live" hair. On the other hand, he seems to like it. That is, it doesn't seem to be hurting him as you might expect to be the case if it were pulling out "live" hair.

Any thoughts out there for us?
post #2 of 22
Kahu LOVES the zoom groom, he writhes on the floor in total pleasure, and he lies on one side and when he wants the other side to be groomed, he turns over - you can see he is in total ecstasy!
post #3 of 22
After looking at the Zoom Groom I don't think you have anything to worry about. I have something similar to that and it works GREAT! Especially on Zoey who sheds year round!
post #4 of 22
Hi guys,

We use a Zoom Groom on the cats and had the same thought. We asked our consulting Vet (Who happens to be our oldest daughter), and she said it doesn't pull out any live hair. It's just more efficient at getting the loose hairs.


Hope you're both well


Jeff & Sue
post #5 of 22
Ann/Jim:

Never heard of this product up until I read this thread. Were you able to find it at say Petsmart or Petco?

I WANT ONE!
post #6 of 22
Deb you can find it literally anywhere. It is so effective and my cats love to be brushed by a zoom groom. Even Kabota who was my biter when brushed kitty. You can order it over the internet-

http://www.petcarecentral.com/ko-117.html
post #7 of 22
I wouldn't use it on my young cat who has very cottony fur- and I've read it can break the fur on longhaired cats- and shouldn't be used on longhaired showcats
Still I use it on my older Himmi who has silky fur during spring- I get handfuls of loose fur out- best of all she loves it. Even after a thorough combing it removes a lot of fur
It was one of the first brushes I bought on my vets recommendation- when we both thought she had hairballs.
Cheers
Catherine
post #8 of 22
I am checking out Petsmart today. Squirt, especially, needs this so badly. Thanks everyone!
post #9 of 22
I'm thinking that the zoom groom actually "loosens" dead hair, because the longer I brush, the more comes out. The first few strokes just gather a bit of hair, then gobs and gobs start coming out. I am not concerned about pulling out hair, though, because if I am very good, and brush them every day, there is noticeably less hair on subsequent days. That's just how much they shed!
post #10 of 22
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Deb25
Ann/Jim:

Never heard of this product up until I read this thread. Were you able to find it at say Petsmart or Petco?

I WANT ONE!
Deb,

We are a little late getting back to you, and other gentle readers have responded, but we will confirm that you can get them at Petsmart. We just purchased another as a gift for Samwise's breeder here for $6.99.

Since we live on the beach so far from civilization (it's great!) we have to do most of our shopping on the 'Net, and the relative cost of shipping something like a Zoom Groom, which weighs practically nothing, is significant.

Get one! Your furbabies will love it and you.
post #11 of 22
I use a zoom groom on Dori and she loves it. I had to introduce her to it slowly, since she hated being brushed with a regular brush. I just laid it down next to her when she was on the floor and she started rubbing herself on it, then I started brushing her with it and she loves it! I got it at Petsmart for $6.99. I had never heard about it until someone on the site mentioned it. Just looking at it in the store it doesn't look like it would really work as a brush I don't brush her everyday, usually once or twice a week but it seems like the longer I brush the more hair comes out also, she likes it though and I would think if it was taking out live hair it would hurt.
post #12 of 22
really.. cool.. I have to chase paige like a madwoman when she sees the brush.. and she smacks at it and generally hates it..
post #13 of 22
My cats love their Zoom Groom - when I pull it out of the drawer they all come running! They gather round & try to push each other out of the way to be brushed. I actually use it as a treat during nail trims for my cat that doesn't like food treats.

It's great for shorthairs, but I wouldn't recommend it for longhairs, as Catherine mentioned.
post #14 of 22
I couldn't find a zoom groom where I buy pet supplies, but they had a Rubber Premo Brush for $3.99 that works great. It has rubber bristles on both sides. I bought it sometime in March. My cat didn't like the regular brush, but with this one she allows me to use it on her. She actually rubs her body against it. Less work for me!!
post #15 of 22
Fawn and Suzy are the brush "pigs", and they are madly in love with the Zoom Groom. Cindy sometimes likes a brush, too, with whatever is available The nearest wastebasket usually has enough hair in it to knit a whole litter of kittens.
post #16 of 22
My Max loves his Zoom Groom. He's medium haired and he'll just lay there forever! Simon, a shorthair, likes a flea comb better, so that's what I use on him.
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by cla517
My Max loves his Zoom Groom. He's medium haired and he'll just lay there forever! Simon, a shorthair, likes a flea comb better, so that's what I use on him.
JC has always preferred a flea comb to a brush, too, but he doesn't mind a dog's Zoom Groom (bigger than the one for cats). We've got one per floor, and use it whenever he's amenable. Those brushes are fabulous.
post #18 of 22
I also like the Zoom Groom very much , how ever for a persian I also have to use a normanl cat comb too . But most cats love the Zoom Groom over a comb , sadly two of my Persian don't like anything and have to go to the groomer every month . Maybe I need to add a little catnip to it LOL , one can try
post #19 of 22
Ok, I am now the proud owner of a Zoom Groom! I had to buy the dog model, as that was all my locl Petco carried. (Grrr, cats always get the short end of the stick in pet stores. )

I will check Petsmart for the cat version the next time I am there.

So far, I have brushed enough fur off of 2 cats to create 2 more. Joey, who loves to be brushed anyway, of course, loved it. Squirt, who likes to walk away during brushing, actually laid down while I 'zoomed' him. I am so very pleased with this product, I can't begin to tell you, Ann and Jim. Squirt is especially prone to major shedding and hairballs. He has vomited up so many this spring, I have lost count (although, if you have a minute, I could always count the stains on my carpet....)

Thanks a million for the heads up on this product!

I am not quite sure what rock I have been living under that I missed it previously.

post #20 of 22
Heh. That's what I tell my two, "I have enough hair to knit two more whole cats!" Sam still hates it, but manages to chow down on treats while growling, and as long as the treats last, he won't actually run away from the brush. And Bailey looooooves her zoom groom, won't leave me alone.
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by Deb25
Ok, I am now the proud owner of a Zoom Groom! I had to buy the dog model, as that was all my locl Petco carried. (Grrr, cats always get the short end of the stick in pet stores. )

I will check Petsmart for the cat version the next time I am there.

So far, I have brushed enough fur off of 2 cats to create 2 more. Joey, who loves to be brushed anyway, of course, loved it. Squirt, who likes to walk away during brushing, actually laid down while I 'zoomed' him. I am so very pleased with this product, I can't begin to tell you, Ann and Jim. Squirt is especially prone to major shedding and hairballs. He has vomited up so many this spring, I have lost count (although, if you have a minute, I could always count the stains on my carpet....)

Thanks a million for the heads up on this product!

I am not quite sure what rock I have been living under that I missed it previously.

I had the same problem - only the dog model was available. JC reacts just like Squirt - he flops on the floor, and actually allows me to brush his belly. I still can't believe the gobs of hair I get off of him with this brush. It's definitely the best brush I've ever used.
post #22 of 22
Another good thing about the Zoom Groom- its good for removing cat fur from clothes!
Catherine
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