Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time!

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old May 30th, 2014, 09:13 AM
normad normad is offline
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Montreal
Posts: 43
Shedding tools

Hi cat experts,

Sammy is shedding a bit more than usual lately and I am just using a cheap brush to get the fur. There must be a better tool for Sammy though.
Do you know the best tool?

Thank you from me and Sammy
Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2014, 04:34 PM
sugarcatmom's Avatar
sugarcatmom sugarcatmom is offline
Senior Contributor
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 5,357
What sort of coat does Sammy have? Short/medium/long, coarse or fine hair? I've used a Furminator on my cats in the past (all short-hair), but they didn't really like it much. Sure got a lot of hair out though! I also have a fine-toothed flea comb that they seem to prefer. These days I don't brush them at all as their shedding is minimal on a raw food diet. An occasional rub-down with a damp cloth is all that's needed to get any loose surface hairs, and then they feel all frisky afterwards.
"To close your eyes will not ease another's pain." ~ Chinese Proverb

“We must not refuse to see with our eyes what they must endure with their bodies.” ~ Gretchen Wyler
Reply With Quote
Old June 3rd, 2014, 04:00 PM
normad normad is offline
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Montreal
Posts: 43
Thamk you sugarcatmom.
Sammy has a medium length coat is that too long for the furminator?

Thank you from me and Sammy
Reply With Quote
Old June 4th, 2014, 10:26 AM
Dog Dancer's Avatar
Dog Dancer Dog Dancer is offline
Senior Contributor
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 6,667
My pups have long hair and although the pet store sold me a Furminator, it was terrible for their coats. I returned it and my breeder said not to use it at all. A good metal long tooth comb should help significantly.
Reply With Quote
Old June 4th, 2014, 01:34 PM
ownedbycats's Avatar
ownedbycats ownedbycats is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 854
If your cats object to metal/hard bristles, you might want to try one of those rubber zoom grooms(the one for cats, with more bristles). It takes a few strokes to get the static going, but then it starts to really collect the fur.
My cat who backs away from the metal brush, comes running for the rubber one.
Dr. Seuss~DLH (brother's cat)~June 2007-
Misty~DSH (my cat & Mooby's mom)-?- Sept. 15, 2014
MooBoots(Mooby) ~ DMH(Mom's cat)~July 21, 2008-
Sunshine~ Golden retriever X white german sheperd (Dad's dog)~October 24, 2008-
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:41 AM.