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What is the FURminator deShedding Tool for Cats?

The FURminator deShedding Tool for Cats helps you remove the loose, dead hair that collects in your cat's undercoat. That's the hair that you're likely to find all over your clothes, bed, carpet, and sofa - anywhere your cat chooses to spend time. Fortunately, there is a great tool that reduces shedding up to 90 percent-the FURminator deShedding Tool for Cats. Give your vacuum a break, and give the FURminator a try. It's recommended by professional groomers and veterinarians alike, and the manufacturer guarantees that the FURminator will reduce shedding better than any brush, rake, or comb. And the patented design allows you to remove the dull undercoat, bringing out the natural oils in your cat's skin and promoting a shiny topcoat and healthier skin. It's also easy to use! The improved design includes a handy release button so you can clean the tool as you groom without having to let go of your cat. There is a choice of a short-hair and long-hair deShedding tool, so you'll be able to purchase the product that will be most optimal for grooming your cat. There is also the FURminator deShedding Tool for Dogs that works much the same way. If you've got a dog that sheds, check out the improved FURminator deShedding Tool for Dogs.

For:

Cats

Benefits:
  • Reduces shedding up to 90%
  • Helps eliminate hairballs in cats
  • Easily removes your cat's undercoat and loose hair
  • Quick release button helps to keep tool clean while grooming your cat
  • Guaranteed to reduce shedding better than any brush, rake, or comb
  • Reduces your cat's dander and hair from the surrounding environment, which can decrease allergic reactions in many people
  • Available for cats with short-hair or long-hair, and in 2 sizes for small or large cats
How it works:

As you gently glide the tool through your cat's coat in the direction the hair grows, the patented deShedding edge removes dead, loose hair from the undercoat, leaving a shiny, healthier-looking top coat. The FURminator addresses short-haired or long-haired cats by offering two different sized combs.

Cautions:

The FURminator should never be used on fur that is tangled or matted. If you feel any resistance while using the tool, stop immediately and inspect the coat for tangles. Do not use the FURminator if your cat has any sores, cuts, bruises, abrasions, or skin conditions, as the FURminator could aggravate these conditions. Before using the FURminator on your cat, you should inspect the coat and skin for any damage, and you should never use the FURminator unless the skin and the coat are healthy.

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FURminator deShedding tool for Cats

What is this product used for:

The FURminator deShedding Tool for Cats is used to remove dead, loose hair from your cat's undercoat, which promotes healthier skin and coat.

How this product should be used:

Although you can use the FURminator on a coat that isn't freshly washed, you may see better results if you shampoo and dry your cat's coat before you use the deShedding tool. However, do not use the tool until the coat is COMPLETELY dry. Using it on a wet coat could damage the coat and possibly your cat's skin.

For easy clean up, use the FURminator in an area that is easy to sweep or vacuum.

To protect your cat, be sure you thoroughly inspect your cat's coat and skin before you begin using the FURminator to make sure there are no cuts, bruises, abrasions, sores, or skin conditions on the skin or any matted areas or tangles in the fur. Because your cat's coat can hide skin conditions, make sure you inspect your cat's skin closely. DO NOT use the FURminator if your cat has any skin conditions. Instead, take your cat to a veterinarian for professional treatment. It's also important not to try to get through matted or tangled fur. To remove mats or tangles, you should take your cat to the groomer or use professional grooming tools at home.

What special precautions are there:

DO NOT use the FURminator deShedding Tool for Cats if your cat has any sores, cuts bruises, abrasions, or skin conditions, and DO NOT use if your cat's coat has tangles or matting.

How to Use
Directions:
  • Before using the FURminator deShedding Tool for Cats, inspect and remove any tangles and/or matting from your cat's coat with proper, professional grooming tools.
  • Use on a clean, dry coat.
  • Always start from the head and move down the body, ensuring that the blade and teeth are angled toward the coat. Comb only in the direction the coat grows, and do not use on or around sensitive areas like ears, paws, legs, and genitals.
  • Using long, smooth strokes, gently and slowly glide the tool in the direction of hair growth. Keep the tool up and away from your cat's skin, touching only the coat. Do not use repeated strokes in the same area, and do not apply too much pressure on the tool as you comb, as doing so can irritate your cat's skin and cause discomfort. Cats with sensitive skin may suffer brush burns even with light combing. If you notice any redness or irritation, stop using the tool immediately, and discontinue use until you've spoken with your veterinarian about your cat's skin reactions.
  • When you've finished grooming your cat, always remember to store the tool in a safe place, out of the reach of children.
Tip:

For best results, use once or twice a week.

Usage:
Cats:
Length of Pet's Coat
FURminator deShedding Tool Size
Hair Shorter than 2"
For cats up to 10 lbs - (1.75" edge - small)
Hair Longer than 2"
Hair Shorter than 2"
For cats over 10 lbs - (2.65" edge - large)
Hair Longer than 2"
Small Animals:
Length of Pet's Coat
FURminator deShedding Tool Size
N/A
For ferrets, rabbits, and other small animals - (1.25" edge - small)
Horses:
Do not use!
Storage:

Store in a safe place, out of the reach of children. A cool, dry place is ideal for storage of the FURminator.

Details
FURminator deShedding Tool for Cats:

Product Materials: Stainless steel, Plastic.

Customer Reviews
FURminator deShedding Tool for Cats is rated 4.25 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every penny! I have 2 cats that cover my house with their hair every spring/summer so I decided to spend the money for the FURminator. What a fabulous tool this is! They like being brushed and this pulls out their undercoats without hurting them. I LOVE it!
Date published: 2016-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm in Love This thing is GREAT !! I told my kitty how sorry I was for not discovering it sooner. On the first application I had enough fur to make two hair vests. My Ventura now looks like she's been on some kinda diet. Thanks for discovering it!
Date published: 2014-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product works great! We have 2 cats and this product works really well. Much better than just brushing and my two picky eaters would not touch the Shed Terminator stuff mixed in with their food. Our house and cloths are much more hair free now!
Date published: 2013-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I just purchased this product for my very large 6 toed cat, and this product is wonderful and amazing. My cat enjoyed it as well as he does regular brushings. The furminator removed so much excess hair, after just 5 minutes of brushing. His coat is so silky smooth with no bulky areas of undercoat hair. I recommend this product for anyone who has animals that shed.
Date published: 2013-02-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Scared the #&*($ out of Fluffy This thing is a disaster. She won't let me come near her with it after just one try - in fact it's hard to get her to let me pet her at all, now. She used to be a loving, trusting cat, but this monstrosity has ruined her :(
Date published: 2012-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Harley enjoys being FURminated Easy to use and effectively removed lots of loose hair from my short-haired cat, Harley. He relaxed and enjoyed being brushed. Just press the button and the loose hair is released from the blade of the comb. It does remove far more loose fur than a regular brush, and I have already noticed less cat fur on my furniture. Has a comfortable, ergonomic handle. I agree with the earlier reviewer, the only negative is it was a bit difficult to remove from the plastic packaging.
Date published: 2012-04-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LOved It! WE have been searching high and low for a product like this. We purchased our first FURminator about two months ago. We have two cats, male 5yrs and female 2yrs. We have even change their food many times. Out of both the cats, the female seems to shed alot more than the male. But as we use this product, we have notice a big diffence around the house. We recently installed hardwood flooring and to our surprise the cat hair was sticking to it. We love our cats, but we were getting to a breaking point. We were going to find them a good home. But decided to give this a try. Although we have notice a big decrease in hair, We are going to kick it up and brush 3-4 times a week. It does not hurt them at all. Our kids can even take part in brushing the cats, its that easy. The cat seem to like it too. Thanks
Date published: 2012-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent grooming tool I recently bought this to replace my previous FURminator, one that didn't have the quick release button. While it still worked after years of use, and I loved it, I wanted to try this newer model. And I love this one as well. It really does allow you to hold your kitty while grooming, and Moggie let me groom her for quite a while!! The only thing I didn't like was that it was very hard to open the package.
Date published: 2011-05-17
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Q&A

Furminator

I have 3 cats one small with short hair and 2 larger cats both with long hair. If I purchase the one for large cats w/long hair and use it on the smaller guy with short hair, will it irritate my little guy?
Asked by: pepper
Thank you for your question. No, this will not irritiate your furry pal.
Answered by: Maureen PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2014-05-05

How loud is it?

Asked by: Deb
Thank you for your question. This product is not loud as it is a brush.
Answered by: Maureen PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2014-04-17

furminator

I have a coon cat and she has some fur clumps in her coat and I really would like to buy the furminator but not sure if I should have the groomers get those clumps out before starting fresh with the furminator. Can I get the fur clumps in her coat out with the furminator?
Asked by: Allie
Thank you for your question. We suggest bringing your cat to the groomers to remove the clumped hair before using the Furminator.
Answered by: Maureen PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2014-01-28

Same Furminator for Feline and Canine

I have a pekingese dog & a persian cat. Is this possible to use 1 for both instead of buying 2? What size should I buy? What about the blades, how often do you need to change them? Appreciate your feedback. Thanks
Asked by: zzz
Thank you for your question. The one for dogs and cats are two different sizes and you should not have to change the blades.
Answered by: Maureen PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2013-11-05

I have a small dog with long hair and a Maine Coon with long hair. I do not want to buy 2 fuminators so what would you suggest?

Asked by: honeybell
I would just buy the one for large cat with long hair. It works very well for my 2 cats. I have a friend with 2 dogs and they look the same to me.
Answered by: Kat
Date published: 2013-08-30

does it sound like a vacuum cleaner?

Asked by: chrissy
The Furminator does not connect to any vacuum cleaners. You use it just like a brush. Also, before using this product make sure your pet's fur is clean and dry. And use no longer that 15 minutes in one area to prevent brush burn.
Answered by: Chris B PetMed Pro
Date published: 2012-09-23

I have very little money and 2 cats- isnt this a bit expensive for a cat cat grooming tool ? how does it compare to the combs with the vacuum ?

Asked by: lgcatwoman19
Yes, it's expensive, even if you WANT to buy a cat-frightener. Save your money and just love your kitty.
Answered by: TeddyG
Date published: 2012-06-12

How often can you use this fur remover?

Like everyday or twice weekly?
Asked by: Jo
I am pretty sure it said twicw a week, but I will be stepping it up to four.
Answered by: TaLiJa
Date published: 2012-04-20
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