Tux Tuesday: The FURminator

FURminator for short hair cats - PetsmartI’ll admit it, getting brushed isn’t my favorite thing in the world. Sometimes it’s nice, like a good scratch on my back, but after 3 or 4 strokes I’m over it. I tend to walk away and then flop over so mom can do my belly (but again, just 3 or 4 strokes and I’m done). I just can’t stay still that long. Unfortunately because of that, mom can never really get that much hair off of me.

Now that winter is slowly fading into spring weather (well, at least for us here in San Francisco!), my winter coat is starting to shed and brushing is more important than ever. My mom heard about the FURminator when one of her favorite bloggers chose it as one of her 10 Best Buys of 2014 (and since that blogger has 3 cats, she must know what she’s talking about).

Cupcakes and cashmere cat and brush

There are many styles of the FURminator for both cats and dogs, but for my shorter coat we would go with the FURminator Short Hair deShedding Tool (for use on cats with coats shorter than 2 inches). The great thing about them is that they reach beneath the topcoat to gently remove the undercoat and loose hair, also helping to prevent hairballs. Reviews claim it can remove the same amount of hair in one stroke as a typical brush in 20 strokes, so obviously that appeals to my impatient nature. Has anyone tried this tool out? Based on the reviews, we’re sold!

*Cat and cat fur photos taken from the blog “Cupcakes and Cashmere”
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