The Furminator deshedding tool has quite literally been the talk of the town when it comes to managing your pet’s grooming needs properly. Just walk into any pet store, and ask any of the employees what is the best brush for grooming cats, and they will unequivocally tell you “The Furminator”. It is hands-down, the most popular pet brush on the market, bar none.
Just Google “best cat brush”, and you will find The Furminator prominently displayed among the first results. In fact, it has even been deemed as a top pick, according to Business Insider.
But is it really the best product for you? Let’s take a look.
Is the Furminator for all types of cats?
Yes, the Furminator deshedding tool works for both short-haired cats as well as long-haired cats. When purchasing the Furminator, be sure to pick the right one, as there is a separate one for each.
Does the Furminator work with dogs as well?
Yes, Furminator also makes brushes for dogs as well.
How is the grip of the Furminator?
The Furminator handle comes with an ergonomic grip, that makes it easier to hold without slipping, and makes it more comfortable to hold. You can easily get a good arm exercise by brushing your cat for extended periods of time with the Furminator!
How efficient is the Furminator at collecting fur?
The Furminator’s bristles are specially designed for the fur to cling to them. It collects all of the fur directly onto the brush, so you don’t have to worry about the fur flying away.
How much fur can the Furminator deshedding tool hold?
Surprisingly, the Furminator deshedding tool is capable of holding a LOT of fur, before it reaches its “saturation point” and you have to dump the fur out. This has the advantage of being able to allow you to focus your effort on brushing the cat, and then delaying the emptying of the brush until later. Compared to other brushes which require you to dump the fur out right away, Furminator handles this problem very well.
How does the Furminator feel for the cat?
We couldn’t interview any cats for their comments on how they like the Furminator. But we can assure you that two of our cats thoroughly enjoy being brushed with it. They sit still and purr when brushed with the Furminator. From this we can surmise that the Furminator is made so as not to be irritable for cats.
One caveat: Of course, if you apply too much pressure, then your cat may not like it.
How durable is the Furminator?
The Furminator is quite durable, and can withstand heavy duty usage without any issues. This tool is built to last!
One caveat: As with any product, you must handle with care, and be sure not to be too overly aggressive with the way you handle it. Otherwise you might end up with unexpected breakage. However, generally speaking, we have never had any issues with it, and it has lasted us a very long time.
Compared with other types of brushes which can easily fall part eg) bristles coming off, the brushing pad become detached from the handle, etc. the Furminator is extremely durable.
How is fur disposal handled by the Furminator?
The Furminator comes with a button that you push, that pushes the fur off of it. This makes it possible for “one-handed” operation of the Furminator. This maximize efficiency and convenience.
One caveat: While pushing the button to dispose of the fur, it is entirely possible that the fur could float away, in the direction that you aim the brush when you push the button, rather than landing straight down. Therefore, you have to be careful to ensure that it is aimed properly. I would recommend that you hold the brush directly over a trash can or trash bag when you push the button to release the fur.
Sometimes, the fur may not all come off of the brush with a single push of the button. You may have to push the button a few times, and even jostle the brush a little bit, to ensure that all of the fur comes off. The good news is that all of this still can be done as a one-handed process, and doesn’t require any manual handling of the fur itself.